We are Colorado Master Gardeners volunteering at the Jefferson County CSU Extension Office. We hope you will enjoy our writings and learn something about gardening along the Front Range in Colorado. If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
January is a bad month for Jefferson County, Colorado gardeners. The days are short; the weather is cold. It's time to dream and read. Here's a suggested list of some new books you might enjoy. Try the public library!
Dear gardener, now that winter is upon us perhaps it is time to look at some garden tasks we can accomplish in the workshop. I thought this design was great and most gardeners have an old rubber hose laying around! Hope to see several of these chairs in Jeffco this summer!
Just when you thought it was safe to go out into the garden, scientists are discovering that many more plants are carnivorous than first thought. Those stalwarts of the container garden, petunias, and the most favorite starchy vegetable, potato are but two meat eaters! If you feel a little nip on your fingers next summer, you might look more closely at your flower pots! Wear gloves, dear gardener, wear gloves~
Frank Knight was so smitten with the tree in his home town that he couldn't bear to cut it down. After all, it had been standing sentinel in this New England village since before the American Revolution.
He finally lost the fight for his beloved elm. Here's his story:
Here's a reason not to be a vegan either! Scientists are discovering that plants have feelings, communicate, and hear. I'm not sure what this might imply but it is fascinating. You will look at your garden differently from now on. Be careful out there!