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

How To Put Your Garden In A Box To Bed For 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: How should I prepare my Garden In A Box for Winter? A: In general, putting the garden to bed involves cleaning up messes, cutting back and dividing plants, fall planting, Read More

Tales of Turf Removal: Part 3

Beverly, a Thornton resident, decided to embark on her very first turf replacement project this year. Even though she ran into a few unforeseen challenges along the way, she is already planning to convert another section of lawn. Beverly’s enthusiasm and love for her new garden is infectious. Learn more about some of the successes and Read More

Tales of Turf Removal: Part 2

  Resource Central’s Turf Replacement program was born in 2016 when the City of Lafayette wanted to help residents decrease their outdoor water use. More recently, the program has grown into new communities like Thornton and Boulder. After one year and over 40 successful turf transformations in the Thornton Water district, Heather, a water resource analyst with Read More