Gardens & Landscapes

“Roosters” make their appearance

In late summer, flowering stems—“roosters”—rise above their flock of hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum), a tough, cold-hardy succulent that’s nice for nestling among rocks. The rooster plant dies after blooming, but chicks quickly fill in the bare space.

Gardens & Landscapes

Eating out of your hand

You’ve seen the videos and the posts on Facebook: Someone holding a small container of sugar water and swarmed by hummingbirds buzzing around, even sitting on their fingers. Must be magic! Nope. It’s simple. If […]

Gardens & Landscapes

Leave a legacy, buy a butterfly

Spring Creek Gardens is under metamorphosis. A planned new botanical gardens, staged venue, and northern Colorado’s first and only permanent Butterfly House are awaiting to take flight. Local artist, Ren Burke, has created a one-of-a-kind […]

Gardens & Landscapes

Dig In® Dividing Irises

It’s the time of year in Colorado to thin your irises. Thinning them now will encourage new growth and bigger, beautiful flowers next year. For our monthly brand-new feature (Dig In®), we visited Iris 4 […]

Gardens & Landscapes

Dig In® Artichokes

It’s summer and it’s a great time to pick up Artichokes.  Chef Mick, from Tony’s Market in the Denver area cooked up some awesome artichokes for us.   Prepare the artichoke by cutting off outside tips […]