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Tag Archives: Colorado Master Gardener

More Hort Peeves: Water Wisely!

Summer is heating up! Water wisely! By Mary Marcotte, Colorado Master Gardener Boulder County Larimer County’s Extension Agent, Alison O’Conner, recently coined the phrase “Hort Peeves” in a blog post . I have three of my own hort peeves when it comes to watering. The first is the use of a “fire hose” nozzle to […]

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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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