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Week 8 – It’s time for summer bulbs and time for tour

Around the garden today: Bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers, whatever the type, they come in red, orange, green, purple, white, yellow, small, medium, large, and gigantic. Dahlias, canna, calla lilies and gladiolus are a few of the things you can plant right … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Did your plants make it?

Darn those pesky late Spring snow storms.  This one had a hard freeze with it and in varying locations 4 inches to a couple of feet of snow.  What??? The apprentices helped Rob bring back out all the pots he … Continue reading

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Week 6 – Faux Pots and Garden Gutter Trenches

Today we painted Faux Pots to look like aged terra cotta and one of my favorites, the garden gutter or trench; a great and free way to edge and keep grass out of your garden. Around the garden today: Every … Continue reading

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Week 5 – Garden Math, Fertilizing and the Dead Heads

1 divided by 2 = 2.  1 divided by 4 = 4 right?  Well, today it does.  It’s time to dig up and divide your plants and it’s also time to start fertilizing those container gardens. Around the garden today: … Continue reading

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Week 3 – Waffle Gardening

LOVE THE WAFFLE GARDEN idea.  This is one of my favorite things I’ve learned as an apprentice.  You can grow your own waffles in the garden. HAHA – in all seriousness, this is one of the favorite things I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Week 2 – Container Gardening

Today the apprentices talked about container gardening.  What type of pots you need, what type of soil is best, how to drill a hole in a ceramic pot and fertilizer. Kathy talked about pots today.  In Colorado it is so … Continue reading

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It’s time to plant peas and….

It’s finally here!!  It’s time to plant cool weather crops. Hopefully you have started your spring gardening cleanup.  It’s time to get those beds ready.  It’s time to make those waffle gardens.  (If you’re unfamiliar with the waffle garden, check … Continue reading

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Some like it hot – some don’t

This week’s segment is about a winter plant for your windowsill.  This plant likes it cool, blooms in the winter, can be put outside in the shade in summer and you can bring it back in for the winter. Cyclamens!!  … Continue reading

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Week 36 – Poinsettias and Porch Pots

It’s time to decorate for the holidays and right now there are some really nice indoor plants as well as some nice outdoor choices to decorate your home. Poinsettias are beautiful and fairly easy to take care of with a … Continue reading

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Week 28 – What’s better than free plants?

If you’re an avid gardener then not much.  It’s easy to take cuttings, root them and plant them to make some free plants for next Spring. It’s starting to get cooler and it will be time to take any plants … Continue reading

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