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Category Archives: Horticulture

Too Much of a Good Thing…

By Georgia Jallo, Boulder County Master Gardener ….can be wonderful, so they say.  But what if we are considering the typical packet of flower or vegetable seeds.  There are lots of them, and usually many more than the usual home gardener can cope with in a single season.  Especially if said home gardener has only […]

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Aphids a hallmark of spring

By Jane Gregg, Colorado Master Gardener Boulder County One of the earliest and most common garden pests is the aphid. We see them early in the spring because eggs, laid on the host plant in fall, hatch and the nymphs begin feeding just as new growth emerges. Although small, 1/8” as an adult, they can […]

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Seed Tape – Next Best Thing to Sliced Bread

By Mary Marcotte, Colorado Master Gardener Boulder County Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes life so much easier, you wonder how you ever got along without it. Such is the beauty of seed tape. A seed tape is an inch-wide paper ribbon embedded with seeds evenly spaced along the length, […]

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Edible Landscaping – Has Its Day Come and Gone?

By Georgia Jallo, Colorado Master Gardener Boulder County It was way back in 1982 when Rosalind Creasey’s groundbreaking book (published by Sierra Club Books) was the new, big thing in suburban gardening.   Since then, a new edition is out (2010), and imitators abound under the various aliases of Foodscaping, Yardscaping, Lawnscaping….. you get the idea.  […]

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Almost Time to Enjoy the Buzz

By Tina Shearer, Colorado Master Gardener What comes to mind the middle of April? Okay, besides taxes?  Hummingbirds  return this month.   Eleven different types of hummingbirds migrate to Colorado each year.  They are more likely to nest in the foothills and mountains, but even out on the plains, you can entice them to your yard.  […]

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Capture the Queens

by Tina Shearer, Colorado Master Gardener Spring has sprung. As I survey our yard, my mind wanders to eating outdoors on the deck – barbecues and picnics to come.  And then I see it flying by.  No, not a drone, or even a robin.  A wasp.  More specifically, a yellow jacket. Yellow jackets dine on […]

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Boulder County Emerald Ash borer plan approved

Boulder County Implements EAB Management Plan in 2016  Boulder County Parks and Open Space has begun implementing its Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan on lands managed by Boulder County, including ash trees on county-owned or maintained properties or rights-of-way. The plan was approved by the Boulder County Board of Commissioners on August 25, 2015. The […]

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Front Range Fruit Growing Symposium 2013

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