Spring Cleanup Tips

IN THE GARDEN is our monthly blog dedicated to answering your gardening questions, and providing helpful tips to make your landscape transformations beautiful and water saving. We love talking about all things gardening and water conservation though landscape change! Submit your question(s) for the xeric plant enthusiasts – aka the Garden In a Box team

Late Winter Planning for Spring Success

We love talking about all things gardening and water conservation though landscape change! Submit your question(s) for the waterwise plant enthusiasts – aka the Garden In A Box team – to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org, and sign up for our monthly Garden In A Box newsletter for more helpful tips and answers! (Scroll to the bottom of this

Caring For Trees: Selection, Maintenance and Pruning

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: How can I keep my trees healthy from year to year? A: In addition to their beauty, trees are treasures that warm our hearts, hold family and personal memories, and

First Frost Yard and Garden Tips

To say this year has been unpredictable is an understatement. One of those surprises was the tied record for the area’s earliest first frost. Although some veggie crops may not have faired so well, the freeze luckily was not a deep freeze requiring a close down of our sprinkler systems or worry over newly planted

Planting Cover Crops to Improve your Garden

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: What are cover crops and why should I plant them? A: Cover crops, often called “living mulch” or “green manure” are plants that are grown to benefit and or/protect

How To Support Pollinators With Your Garden

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: Why is it important to create pollinator friendly habitats? What can I do to create a garden space that supports local pollinators? A: Pollinators of all sorts are threatened by

Gifts From Your Garden

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org   Q: My vegetable garden is thriving and I would like some creative suggestions about ways to share its delights with my friends and family. A: Part of the joy

Emerald Ash Borer and Japanese Beetle: The Terrible Two

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: What’s the hype around the Emerald Ash Borer? How will I know if an ash tree is infested with EAB? Q: The Japanese Beetles are out! How do I protect

Plant Propagation Methods

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q:  What does ‘propagation by division’ mean? Is that the best way to propagate plants? A: Propagation runs the gamut from planting seeds, all the way through to grafting. Some plants

5 Ways to Xeriscape on a Budget

by Emily Cross Reeves Replacing a grass lawn with low-water, low-maintenance xeriscape seems like a no-brainer to many people who live through the dry, hot summers of Colorado, but somehow we still see grass lawn after grass lawn in neighborhoods across the state. Why? Oftentimes a grass lawn is left alone because people are concerned