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Xeric Gardening, Water Law & Bathtubs — Oh My!

By Heather Whitney-Williams, Boulder County Master Gardener So, you are interested in xeric gardening — welcome! This is the beginning of an ongoing series to introduce beautiful xeric plants and their immense benefits to Colorado gardens, their gardening quirks, and the philosophy behind the xeric gardening movement in western states. What does “xeric” mean? “A […]

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It Takes a Village

By Carol O’Meara, Colorado State University Extension Boulder County It takes a village to raise a child. The popular Igbo proverb takes on more meaning today as our entire community is affected by the shuttering of schools, businesses, and stores. Pundits are predicting that we’ll see the ripple effect of this echo through our lives […]

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Please be aware that Boulder County Extension is in the process of reformatting and/or postponing all program events & activities. Please Contact us at 303-678-6238 for more information. Staff directory

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Light Up the Holiday

By Carol O’Meara, Colorado State University Extension What is it about the inflatable yard décor that always looks like a murder scene during the day? I realize that they need puffed air to look their best, but driving past the crimpled, lifeless figures is an unsettling sight. That my neighbor has a yard full of […]

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Poinsettia Bloom for Holidays

Byline: By Carol O’Meara, Colorado State University Extension Adding holiday accent to the home can turn everyday people into divas as demanding for cutting edge as a haute couture designer. To keep your crown as the number one seller, you have to have the looks of a starlet, please contemporary or traditional tastes, and be […]

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Give Gifts Worth the Gardener

By Carol O’Meara, Colorado State University Extension The season for gift anxiety is rolling around, and my Facebook feed is pushing articles with lists of items to give to serious hobbyists of many things. Some have good ideas, others not so much. One list stood out with so many ridiculous items for the “serious cook” that my […]

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Clean Out Unwanted Garden Guests

Fall Garden Clean Up

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.