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A "Petunia" on Steroids

Posted on June 1st 2016

I think we've finally found the perfect plant for our hot, dry, sunny summers in Boulder. Calibrachoas are a new type of plant that look like small petunias and are frequently mislabeled as such. Often referred to as Petunia Million Bells, they can produce hundreds of 1 inch flowers from early spring until frost. They are both cold and heat tolerant, and spring back even after a heavy downpour. These compact, mounded annuals grow 6 to 9 inches tall on mostly trailing stems. Unlike petunias, they don't need to be deadheaded and pinching back their stems is not required. Read More

Category: All About Plants, Outdoor Gardening, Tips

Living Peacefully with Bambi and Thumper in the Flower Beds

Posted on February 27th 2014

In Boulder County we are truly blessed with over 300 days of sunshine and our beautiful mountain backdrop complete with it's fabulous "open space" system. Our biking trails and hiking paths help us to maintain our status as one of the "fittest" counties in America. Those same characteristics lead to a healthy wildlife population as well. Deer, bear, mountain lions, coyotes, foxes, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons and birds of all kinds love our environment and many of them find their ways into our yards. Read More

Category: All About Plants, Outdoor Gardening, Tips

Happy Frog

Posted on February 25th 2014

FoxFarm Organics potting soils and soil conditioners are alive with beneficial microbes and fungi. Their Happy Frog fertilizers are made from the highest quality organic materials. Read More

Category: All About Plants, Outdoor Gardening, Tips, Indoor Gardening

How To Keep Your Containers Blooming

Posted on February 3rd 2014

Osmocote and Age Old Organics Read More

Category: All About Plants, Outdoor Gardening, Tips