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Ups and Downs

One drawback of living at 7,100 feet is that spring drags its feet. I see the blue sky outside and assume warm sunshine to go with it. Yet, I step one foot out the door and my teeth start to … Continue reading

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Taking Your Garden’s Temperature

The calendar says late April, the weekend forecast is warm and sunny, but there’s still snow melting off the trees and loitering in the shadows. With our off-again, on-again spring, how can a gardener possibly know when to plant? There’s … Continue reading

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Timing Peas

It’s almost Saint Patrick’s Day, the traditional planting date for peas. Should you sow on March 17? Not if you live along the Front Range! While St. Patty’s Day may work fine for New England, it’s probably the wrong day … Continue reading

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How to Grow a Houseplant: Light & Temperature

“Mom, can you fix it?” My college freshman was looking at me with a dejected, mournful expression, holding the spider plant I had sent to school with her. It looked awful. Wilted, brown leaves hung limply over the edge of … Continue reading

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