By Ryan Lockwood BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Feb. 20, 2018 – Late winter, from mid-February through early March, is the best time to prune most trees. Trees are still dormant at this time of year and, unlike in early […]
Karen Crumbaker, CSU Larimer County Extension Larimer County, Colorado – Have you always wanted to learn about the wildflowers of Colorado and about native landscaping? If so, consider taking the Native Plant Master® course offered […]
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – January 16, 2018 – Despite a relatively small amount of precipitation falling recently, the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor map indicates that nearly all of Colorado is currently experiencing some level of drought. […]
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – October 31, 2017 – Landscape trees in urban and community settings throughout Colorado are going dormant now, and they require care before and during the winter to remain in top health. Homeowners can take measures […]
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 […]