Gardening

12:04pm

Thu January 26, 2012
The Salt

Gardening Map Of Warming U.S. Has Plant Zones Moving North

The new version of the map includes 13 zones, with the addition for the first time of zones 12 (50-60 degrees F) and 13 (60-70 degrees F).
U.S. Department of Agriculture

It's official: Gardeners and farmers can count on warmer weather. If that's you, it might be a good time to rethink those flower and vegetable beds for this year's growing season.

That's the word from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which released a new version of its "Plant Hardiness Zone Map" this week, the first update since 1990. The color-coded zones on this map of the United States are widely used as a guide for what perennial flowers will survive in a particular area, or when to plant your vegetables.

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10:29am

Fri January 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

Winter Pruning Helps Keep Trees Healthy, Happy

photo by Knilram Flickr/Creative Commons

Winter is a key time for pruning trees to keep them healthy. KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton says it’s especially important if trees have been damaged by Mother Nature.

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2:13pm

Fri January 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Spruce Up Your Garden in 2012

A new year is a good time to think about new plants. And KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton has a few suggestions for sprucing up Front Range gardens and backyards...

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12:04pm

Fri December 9, 2011
Garden Report

Time to Protect Roses for the Winter

Roberto Verzo Creative Commons

There is snow on the ground.  The temperatures the past week have been cold.  The soil along the Front Range is frozen.  It’s time to protect roses for the winter.

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8:52am

Thu July 7, 2011
Garden Report

Herb Garden Adds Spice to Summer Foods

Creative Commons

Nothing spices up summer foods like fresh herbs from the garden. KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton has more on how to get the best out of your herb garden both now and later.

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