Sunday, January 31, 2010

New green wonder: the Hanging Gardens of ... Portland?


 Can they do it?  Build a tall building with hanging gardens? What a concept! This may change the world as we know it!!


New green wonder: the Hanging Gardens of ... Portland? / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com

Friday, January 29, 2010

Officials: Pine beetle infestation has peaked


The pine beetle has just about eaten all the pines we have in the Colorado Mountains.  The infestation has peaked but the remaining millions of dead trees are causing a new hazard for us.


Officials: Pine beetle infestation has peaked - The Denver Post

There is also concern that the beetle is headed eastward toward our Front Range  mountain communities.

Read this.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Too cold to turn soil? Turn pages

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!


Too cold to turn soil? Turn pages - The Denver Post

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Herbie the Elm Bites the Dust


Here's the complete story of the elm "Herbie"  who lost its battle with Dutch Elm disease last week.

Herbie The Elm Removal

Monday, January 25, 2010

Can Farming Save Detroit


Detroit the Motor City! However, with the current state of the automobile market, perhaps there is another way.
Farming: One way to try and save Detroit - Dec. 29, 2009

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Indoor Winter Gardening

Garden Girl shows us how to create an indoor winter garden in a 6X14 foot area!



Thursday, January 21, 2010

Planting the Winter Garden | The White House


Here's what's happening in the White House garden this winter.



Planting the Winter Garden | The White House

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

One Year in Ninety Seconds

Here is a cool video of a view from a balcony of one whole year of change in the garden. It has been condensed into ninety seconds!



Sunday, January 17, 2010

Top gardening stories of 2009






















Carol O'Meara, Horticulture Agent for Boulder County shares her top gardening stories of 2009.


Top gardening stories of 2009:Longmont Ledger-Longmont,Colorado : longmontledger.com

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gardening Trends - The Best Gardening Trends of the Last Decade


The title says it all.  Can you guess what were the best trends in the last decade?

Gardening Trends - The Best Gardening Trends of the Last Decade

Monday, January 11, 2010

How to: Recycle a Rubber Hose into a Cheap & Comfy Chair

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!


How to: Recycle a Rubber Hose into a Cheap & Comfy Chair | Designs & Ideas at Dornob

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Killer Petunias and Murderous Potatoes Revealed


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~

 Read the whole story here:
Killer Petunias and Murderous Potatoes Revealed | LiveScience

Maine man, 101, can't save beloved old elm, Herbie



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:


Maine man, 101, can't save beloved old elm, Herbie - Yahoo! News

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Plants Want to Live, Too


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!

Basics - Another Challenge for Ethical Eating - Plants Want to Live, Too - NYTimes.com

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Gardening in Winter

Think you can't garden outdoors in winter? Think again! Garden Girl gives us some useful tips for raising some cold weather vegetables in the snow.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Winter Garden Tour

Gardener Jerry has made a resolution to take more pictures of his garden. Please enjoy this tour of his winter garden.