Native Trees for Denver

October 6, 2020

I just read the inspiring & hopeful book: Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas Tallamy and now I want to grow lots more native plants and trees for wildlife like bees, birds and butterflies in our home landscape in Park Hill (Denver) as well as in a community garden. I’d also love to see if our parkways […]

Free Colorado Garden Classes

August 17, 2020

Attention Denver & Front Range Colorado Gardeners: I thought these free gardening webinar classes looked neat if you have some time on Fridays at noon! 🙂  This garden class in particular sounded interesting, so just I signed up: Friday, August 28 at NOONEdible Native Plants with Dr. Irene ShonleTime: August 28 at 12:00PM Mountain TimeRegistration […]

Colorado Recycling

August 15, 2020

Are there any plastic recycling facilities in Denver or Colorado?I’m doing research to find out if there are any actual plastic recycling facilities here in Colorado (or anywhere in the West or the United States). There are sorting facilities here, and a glass recycler (Wheat Ridge-based Rocky Mountain Bottle Company), but are there any companies […]

Denver Native Plants

July 24, 2020

If you live in the front range and Denver area of Colorado, it’s great to plant Native Plants for the birds, pollinators and other wildlife – especially if you’re in the city! By creating pockets of native plantings, you create a patchwork of wildlife areas and you’ll be immediately rewarded with more birds, bumblebees, butterflies, […]

Beyond Pesticides

June 22, 2020

I just came across this website, and wanted to share – I’m always happy when I see groups out there that are trying to change things for the better! Beyond Pesticides is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., which works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to […]

Green Lining

April 6, 2020

Less flights, no ski traffic, no office commuter traffic, no sporting event traffic, no school traffic, no restaurants and bar traffic. Our dirty air is undoubtedly clearing! This may be the “green” lining of the Covid-19 human crisis, the earth finally has a chance to take a breath of cleaner air. We really need to […]

A garden & books are all you need.

March 12, 2020

A garden & books are all you need. I’m so grateful to have a lovely garden and books to enjoy every day. Speaking of books, I just read a wonderful book, Nature’s Best Hope, by Douglas Tallamy, and it really is a hopeful read on how we can all make a difference by planting native […]

Native Plants for Birds & Wildlife – Search by Zip Code

March 8, 2020

I just read the wonderful and inspiring book, Nature’s Best Hope, by Douglas Tallamy that talks about creating your own “Homegrown National Park” in your yard by planting native plants. What a hopeful and interesting read, packed with wonderful facts and information that is a gardener’s delight. It will inspire you to plant natives in […]

Colorado Cold Frames

December 10, 2019

Grow food in the winter months with cold frames! I’ve always dreamed of getting a greenhouse, but with our backyard landscape’s many trees and irrigation system, it seemed daunting. I was worried that the sunniest spot in our backyard would still get too much shade to support winter growing without additional heat. Upon prompting from […]

Denver Garden Bloggers Fling

Denver Garden Bloggers Fling Photos

November 8, 2019

  Three days of touring gardens with talented garden bloggers. What could be better? I was lucky enough to get to to go to the Denver Garden Bloggers Fling in June 2019 – what a wonderful weekend of meeting amazing people while visiting some of the most beautiful gardens in the Front Range. Check out my […]

Denver Curbside Composting Company in Colorado

Denver Composting Company

October 29, 2019

I just redesigned and launched a new website for Rocky Mountain Composting. Owner Eric Kenna is a pleasure to work with, and he’s doing great things by offering Colorado curbside compost services in the Front Range including Arvada, Denver, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Golden, Westminster and Edgewater. Check out their new website design: rockymountaincomposting.com Go Compost! I […]

CobraHead Tool

Bindweed vs. CobraHead

June 24, 2019

The Battle of the Bindweed continues… Bindweed vs. CobraHead I never use herbicides or pesticides, so when it comes to weeds, it comes down to weeding, cultivating and mulch. I love a few tools, including a Hoe, as well as a new tool that was just added to our toolbox, The CobraHead Tool. The CobraHead […]

Black Swallowtail Butterfly Larvae on Dill in Garden

Dill for Gardens

June 22, 2019

Check out this Black Swallowtail Butterfly Larvae on our dill at our organic community garden. There were several of these on our dill patch, so we should have some cacoons and butterflies later in the season. Neat. There is plenty of dill growing wild everywhere in the garden, so they are welcome to join us in the […]

Garden Bloggers Fling

Garden Bloggers Fling

June 13, 2019

Wahoo! The first day of the Garden Bloggers Fling in Denver is here!  I’m looking forward to meeting everyone! I live in Denver, so I will be riding my bike to the Hyatt to join the fling over the next few days. I’m so excited to meet all the other garden bloggers and get inspired by […]

Bike Repair Kits at Denver Libraries

June 11, 2019

As a Denver resident, I ride my bike EVERYWHERE! And, occasionally, I get a Goathead or staple or something in my tire that causes a flat. It’s wonderful to now know that the Denver Public Health and Environment is partnering with Denver Public Libraries to have bike pumps and small tool pouches in each of […]

Denver Garden Bloggers Fling Schedule

Denver Garden Bloggers Fling

May 16, 2019

I am super excited to be invited to join the Denver Garden Bloggers Fling this June 13-16, 2019! Garden bloggers from around the country are coming to Denver to this annual meet-up. Since 2008, the GARDEN BLOGGERS FLING is held annually in different cities across the USA, hosting garden bloggers from North America & beyond. The Fling Schedule […]

Banning Single-Use Plastics is on the Rise!

May 11, 2019

Mexico City lawmakers recently approved a measure to ban businesses from using single-use plastics starting in 2021. I only wish it were sooner and that the entire world will get on board with this, but I’m glad the plastic bag revolution has begun! In fact, countries around the world are starting to ban or reduce single-use […]

Colorado Gardener Magazine - Spring 2019 Cover

Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day!  I just picked up a copy of the latest issue of Colorado Gardener (Early Spring 2019), one of my favorite simple pleasures. I have to say, this is a publication that inspires me and makes me feel like there are lots of other kindred spirits and gardeners out there that think a lot […]

Denver Compost Program

Denver Compost Program

September 25, 2018

Here is a handy flyer that was emailed to us from the City of Denver for their Compost program. I am glad to see that cities and people are starting to compost all of their compostable trash rather than throwing it into the landfills. These programs create valuable compost that can be used in our landscapes […]

Dehydrate Chives with your Grill!

May 18, 2018

Chives are a great garden perennial as they come back ever year, they look beautiful and have lovely purple flowers in the spring, and chives are the perfect addition to a lot of recipes! You can even eat the blooms! To preserve your spring abundance for later in the year, you can cut chives and […]