Beyond the Barbecue

Creating beauty in your own backyard By Jolie Breeden Spring has sprung and for many, that means growing thoughts of turning their backyards and patios into a place to get away from it all. For some though, the thought of taking the lawn from lost cause to lush...

Contain your plants this Summer

By Carol O’Meara, Colorado State University Extension  Admit it, when you dream of summer entertaining you envision your patio or deck looking magazine-perfect, complete with a grill, shaded cushioned seats and enough potted plants to rival the botanic gardens. As...

Do-It-Yourself Wedding Flowers

By Carol O’Meara, Colorado State University Extension  It all started with a simple question, a lady entering a florist shop and saying “I want to do my friend’s wedding flowers and am planning to do a cascade bouquet. Can you tell me how to do it?” But though the...

Living Trees Provide Lasting Memories

By Carol O’Mera, CSU Extension That magical time of the year is upon us, when we huddle in our homes hoping we don’t have to venture out in the cold. To make ourselves feel better, we cut down and bring a tree in to help us feel connected to the earth. But not...

Fall Home Improvement

Home care projects to give you peace of mind this winter With colder days and the first snowfall fast approaching, it’s time to put some preventive work into your home in order to avoid costly winter problems later in the season. Simple tasks such as adding cleaning...

Must do fall chores

Finally, frost is threatening the garden, and we can turn our thoughts to putting it to bed for winter.  But like an overactive toddler, getting the landscape ready for bed involves more than a few minutes of your time. The last half of October is a crucial time to do...