lawn & garden

Early Tri-County Tests Say Quinoa Shows Promise
May 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Survey says it's time for quinoa to be grown in San Miguel and Ouray counties.
Building Farmers One Class at a Time
by Watch Staff
May 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The CSU Extension has a new class to promote the business of farming.
GARDEN BRIEFS
Ridgway Garden Tour Fundraiser Planned for June 26
May 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Norwood Community Garden Film Fundraiser
When the Enemy is Adorable
by Peter Shelton
May 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Golden-mantled ground squirrels may be cute, but they can wreak havoc on a garden.
Home Gardening Has Challenges In Colorado, but Rewards Are Great
by Beverly Corbell
Apr 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Right now is the best time of year to plant trees.
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NOT-SO-PRETTY PICTURE – Even mountainous climates are not exempt from noxious weed invasions. Here, thistle thrives near Telluride with Wilson Peak as a backdrop. (Photo courtesy Sheila Grother)
The 2011 ‘War on Weeds’ Has Begun
by Sheila Grother
Apr 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Colorado is host to invasive plants from all over the world, and San Miguel County Weed Control Program Manager Sheila Grother wants to enlist you in the war against them.
Weed Symposium Coming To Ridgway April 28
by Peter Shelton
Apr 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The first-ever, maybe-annual Ouray County Weed Symposium is set to go April 28 with guest speaker Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar.
Horticulture Workshops From Earth, Wind & Rock’s Susan Maybach
Apr 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Learn about landscape design and what plants grow best in Ouray County in two workshops taught by Susan Maybach of Earth, Wind & Rock.
Montrose Farmers Market Accepting Vendor Applications
Apr 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
With the farmers market season set to open in May, the Montrose Farmers Market is accepting vendor applications now.
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Colorado Desert Blue Star (Photo by Bill Adams, ©Plant Select)
Plant Select Promotes Seven New Plants for 2011
Apr 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
For sure-bet plants for the 2011 growing season, check out Plant Select’s latest favorites.
Preserve a Bit of Summer With Rosehip Jelly
by Martinique Davis
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The otherwise ignored rosehip makes a delicious jelly.
It’s Fall. Put Your Garden to Bed.
by Martinique Davis
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Come spring, your garden will spring to life if you put it to bed in the fall.
CSU Extension in Montrose: From Seedling Trees to ‘Freakoid’ Vegetables
by Peter Shelton
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
‘It’s so cool. I have the best job,’ says master gardener Ginny Price of Montrose’s CSU Extension office.
Perusing the Perfect Plant? Look for Plant Select.
by Jessica Newens
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The perfect garden might be as simple as looking for the Plant Select logo at your local garden center.
correction
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
CORRECTION – The above photo of Red Feathers (Echium amoenum) mistakenly ran with a story about native plants in the June 3, 2010 issue of Lawn & Garden . A 2010 Plant Select recommendation, the pl...
Deep Thoughts From a Native Plant Enthusiast
by Jen Mann
Jun 03, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
A primer for gardeners who want to plant native plants.
Composting in Bear Country
by Elisabeth Gick
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A few much-needed tips for composting safely – in bear country!
How to Build Wildlife-Friendly Fences
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Thousands of animals and birds needlessly die each year because of fencing. The DOW has suggestions for building wild-life friendly fences in a new, free publication.
Summer Roses Bring Autumn Rose Hips
Jun 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Easy-Care Redleaf Rose Provides Year-Round Visuals
Getting a New Hot Tub? Think Environment. Think Green. Think Salt.
Jun 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Hot Springs ACE salt water sanitizing system is a revolutionary way for hot tub enthusiasts to go relatively chemical free.