Author Archives: Pat Hayward

Ah, summer garden warmth!

Last night around 10:00, the outside temperatures hit  7 degrees F below zero – our first subzero reading of the winter. And today,  the desk in my office seems to benefit from a natural ventilation pattern that has settled around my keyboard. I suppose … Continue reading

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Oh, hail!

On Wednesday, June 8  at 11:00 pm I was awakened from a dead sleep when the sky exploded and a freight train  crashed onto the new metal roof of my house in northern Colorado. Flying from my bedroom to look out the … Continue reading

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Special care for silver plants

  Silverheels horehound- trim out dead or withered stems, cut flowers back to crown when finished. Recently I received an email questioning how to care for Sea Foam sage (Artemisia versicolor), Silverheels horehound (Marrubium rotundifolium) and partridge feather (Tanacetum densum … Continue reading

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Low water & xeriscape designs: FREE!

Garden and landscape design can be a daunting process, but sometimes you just need a place to start. We’ve partnered with these two great organizations to offer a variety of residential landscape designs by some of the region’s top designers. … Continue reading

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New video of trees

We’re having so much fun learning the technology – here’s one of the trees that have been introduced and recommended through Plant Select®.  Most of the trees are suitable for smaller landscapes, and all have been chosen to be resilient … Continue reading

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