The Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Being injured in winter in Summit County is like having a hailstorm wipe out a crop just before harvesting.  With extra time on my hands, I decided to go on my first official Winter Gardening Trip:  The Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. Seattle has always...

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Planting Time in the Rockies

With much relief, the sun has finally decided to make an appearance in Summit County. As the trails around the county begin to dry out, the Columbines begin to bud, and temperatures rise, the wait to plant annuals and perennials grows shorter.   At least a month...

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MAYbe Spring is Here?

After a beautiful morning working in the sun, I am now inside awaiting the next winter storm. It is May 20th, and waking up to snow in May is not uncommon. Regardless of how many beautiful, warm, dry days we experience in May, the unavoidable always occurs here in...

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So You Want to Start a Mountain Garden

What a winter!  While the snow is still falling,  now is the time to start thinking about creating your own personal mountain garden! The thought of growing anything in our unique environment can seem taxing for everyone, from the seasoned professional, to the dabbler...

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Falling for Summit

The mountains of Summit County called me 12 years ago. An uninspired college dropout, I determined the cost-to-benefit ratio of living in Boulder and trekking up I-70 multiple times weekly to snowboard made no sense. The opportunity to leave one life on the Front...

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Lets Start Something Beautiful