No need to deadhead your sunflowers when their blooms are done. You might see some yellow on them yet—American goldfinches enjoy the tasty seeds.
by Sally Roth Hard to miss the cheerful sunflowers that bloom throughout NOCO, along roadsides, at the edges of farm fields, and in empty lots! These shorter, smaller-flowered sunflowers are our native species—prairie sunflower (Helianthus […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]