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Week 13 – Summer clean up in the Hell Strip

Around the garden today: Today the apprentices split iris and cleaned up what Rob calls the Hell Strip.  This is the piece of land between the sidewalk and the street.  It’s hard to mow and water so why not put … 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 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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Week 27 – It’s time to plant perennials, trees and shrubs

Sorry about the sporadic posting lately.  We used to go every Thursday to the garden and film live segments.  Lately they have been coming on Wednesday and we tape two segments to be shown the next two weeks.  Now, it … Continue reading

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Week 25 – It’s all about the daisies

If your summer flowers are almost bloomed out you can add some color to your garden with Black-eyed Susans, also known as Rudbeckia.  These flowers come in yellow with different center colors as well as a burnt red called Cherry … Continue reading

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Week 14 – Watering in the heat

The garden is tour ready!!  A little deadheading and lawn clean up and it’s ready to go.  Come to the tour this Sunday from 9:30 to 3:00 at 3030 W 46th Avenue, right on the corner of Federal and 46th, … Continue reading

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Week 13 – Add some tropicals to your patio

There was still lots to do in the garden today and the apprentices were out in full force.  There was more trenching and it was time to fertilize all the pots so they will be in tip top shape for … Continue reading

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Week 8 – Finally we get to plant

Woo Hoo!  Today we worked in the garden and had a camera truck.  The weather has cleared and we hope the last snow is gone.  Unfortunately the lettuce, kale and other cool weather greens didn’t make it through the 7 … Continue reading

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Week 43 – Winter Watering

We all gathered today at Rob’s garden for a segment on winter watering but there were two breaking news stories so we didn’t get the camera truck.  Winter watering is critical now because of the drought.  Trees and shrubs are … Continue reading

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Week 40 – Gardening on the fiscal cliff

All the news is about the fiscal cliff.  How much money will I have?  How will it affect me?  This week we didn’t meet Rob at the station, but the subject for today was gardening inexpensively. There are a few … Continue reading

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