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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Xeriscaping in Colorado: A Step by Step Guide

by Emily Cross Reeves “Xeriscape” has been a buzzword in the drought-ridden west for several years now, but as we face summers that are getting drier and hotter in Colorado, it’s becoming more important than ever to buckle down on replacing water-hungry grass lawns with drought-tolerant plants and xeric gardens. We want to make it Read More

How to Save Money in the 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 some ways to cut down on the costs of gardening? A: Yes, gardening can be expensive. Here are several ideas to reduce those costs. 1- Make your Read More

5 Plants For Your Colorado Pollinator Garden

by Emily Cross Reeves Ready to see beneficial birds, butterflies, moths, and bees flocking to your yard? Replacing your grass with drought-tolerant plants is definitely the best place to start! Once you’ve made the choice to make your yard home to a whole host of pollinators, you’ll need to make sure you have a water Read More

Top 10 Drought-Tolerant Plants for Colorado

by Emily Cross Reeves From pickaxe-worthy soil and persistent droughts to harsh sun and hot summers, gardeners in Colorado face a lot of challenges. Luckily, you can make gardening (and paying the water bill) way easier simply by choosing drought-tolerant, water-wise plants that thrive in our climate. To make things even easier, we’ve put together Read More

Do I need to water during the winter?

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: Do I really need to water during the winter?  A: Easy answer – definitely! High winds, dry air, low humidity, wide temperature changes, low precipitation, and fluctuating temperatures are normal Read More