Flowering Plants and the Summer Solstice

Have you ever wondered how day length affects plants and why they bloom when they do?  The key is a physiological response in plants called Photoperiodism. Simply put, Photoperiodism is the development of plants to the relative lengths of light and dark periods. All plants fall into one of these three photoperiod classifications: short-day plants, long-day plants, and day-neutral plants.

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Allison Gault
National Pollinator Week June 17 - 23!

Celebrate National Pollinator Week by protecting the hard-working animals that help pollinator 75% of our flowering plants, and nearly 75% of our crops. Often, we may not notice the hummingbirds, bats, bees, butterflies, and flies that carry pollen from one plant to another as they collect nectar.

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Allison Gault
Reliable Research-based Gardening Resources

Colorado’s weather provides the perfect environment for a plethora of plants to thrive. Whether your gardening inclination leans towards a lush lawn oasis, colorful flowers or an edible landscape, our Colorado weather is usually a gardener’s dream.  However, pests, hail, and even neighborhood critters can present gardening challenges. When faced with any gardening challenge, knowing where to easily find accurate reliable research-based information to answer your specific question quickly, is as simple

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Allison Gault
Inviting Shade Gardens

In the heat of summer, tall buildings, mature trees and privacy fences create welcome shade for people, pets and plants.  However, gardening in these shady areas can be challenging especially in a dry area. By following a few simple steps, you can find the perfect plants and create a thriving, inviting dry shade garden.

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Allison Gault
Tomato Basics

Whether you are a novice tomato gardener or veteran, it’s not hard to geek out on the various types of tomatoes: heirloom, hybrid, cherry, grape, Beefsteak, etc., each with their own unique attributes. Regardless of your tomato eating and/or gardening preferences, it is worth considering the following information when deciding which types of tomato to grow.

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Allison Gault
Create Beautiful Homemade Flower Bouquets

Creating vibrant bouquets with flowers from your own garden is unquestionably one of the sweetest rewards of gardening. A leisurely stroll through your garden almost any time of year is sure to inspire!  Beginning in early spring with an elegant bouquet of tulips

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Allison Gault