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Fall Planting

Now is the perfect time to plant your second set of cool crop veggies!In Colorado, planting your cool crops in the fall can work out even better than planting them in the spring because the ground is already thawed and warm which quickens the germination process. If we happen to get a frost before you harvest your second round of veggies, go ahead and cover them with frost cloth. You don't want the cloth to touch the plants at all. You can use a trash can, for example, to create a tenting structure.

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Vines

Vines are the plant equivalent to splashing paint on a blank canvas. Vines bring life to blank walls and can turn wire gazebos into vibrant shade structures for relaxation. Vines also offer shelter for beneficial insects and birds. Here are some we have in stock right now:

Engelman Ivy

Berries are toxic, use as  ground cover or vine, leaves emerge bronze in spring and mature to a dull green,  leaves change to bronze-red in fall, produces black berries in fall, stems are...

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5 Tips for Cacti and Succulents

Summer is hot. Indoor plants are cool! 

Watering

Water cacti and succulents at least once a week. Water thoroughly and let the water run out of the drainage holes in the bottom. They are drought tolerant so if you forget a watering, they may look a little scraggly, but they will recover!

Soil

Cactus soil is specially formulated to allow water to moisten the soil and run through because these plants don’t like to stay wet. Don’t use just regular potting soil. Cacti...

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Summer Watering Basics

Watering in the summer is a complex topic that can be vastly researched in order to gain a better understanding of the appropriate technique. With that in mind, here are some basic tips:

Watering in the early morning is the best time of day to water. If you water after the sun has gone down, your plants may sit in water all night which can make them susceptible to disease. Watering during the day maximizes evaporation and is inefficient.
Use mulch. Mulch helps lock in moisture.
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5 Reasons to Plant Colorado Native Species

1. Native plants have adapted to local soil, rainfall and temperature conditions which makes them hardy.

2. You can save time and money when you invest in plants that are local to Northern Colorado because they require less water, pesticides, fertilizers and maintenance.

3. Native plants offer better shelter and food for native animals.

4. Landscaping with native plants helps restore the land to a healthy ecosystem and protects biodiversity.

5. Native plants have a natural...

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