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Phalaenopsis Orchids

Posted on August 8th 2016

Easy to care for orchids with elegant flowers on gently aching stems. Read More

Category: All About Plants, Tips, Indoor Gardening

Sharp tools make a great Father's Day gift!

Posted on June 9th 2016

Duane from Johnson Sharpening will be at Sturtz on June 12th and 19th. Read More

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

Ladybugs for natural pest control

Posted on April 12th 2016

Everyone loves ladybugs with their bright scarlet, orange or yellow bodies, small black spots on their wing covers, and tiny black legs, head and antennae. Read More

Category: Outdoor Gardening, Tips

Ready, Set, Grow

Posted on February 23rd 2016

It's time to plant asparagus roots, onion sets, rhubarb burls and all of the cool weather crops from seed. Read More

Category: Outdoor Gardening