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A zero-waste world is possible in a circular economy. Here’s how it would work.

The Circle Game By Tanya Ishikawa Buy a chai and a hummus wrap at any Planet Bluegrass festival in Lyons, and they’ll come in compostable or recyclable containers. You won’t even find receptacles for landfill-bound trash on the premises. Like many outdoor festivals around Colorado, Planet Bluegrass strives to produce zero waste, a microcosm of […]

Patio Perfection

Everyone has a different idea of the ideal patio, but certain elements can help any patio achieve perfection. By Carol Brock Patio season is upon us, and the joys of being outside in the warm air and sunshine are tantalizing. Being outdoors is good for the soul. That’s why every home should have a patio, […]

Vertical Vegetables

Story By Amy Andrychowicz Photos by Tracy Walsh There are many types of structures you can use for growing food vertically, with virtually unlimited room for creativity. Take some time to think about which structures will work best for the vegetables that you plan to grow, and which will fit into your garden space. Here’s […]

Feature Garden: Taking Cues from Nature

re’s a method to the madness in this Boulder garden of “organized chaos.”

Laying the Groundwork

With a location they loved and a house they didn’t, these Boulder homeowners decided to start over from scratch.

Paint Tones: tips to add bold hues to your home

Stuck in a white rut? Here are tips to add bold hues to your home and find your perfect paint palette.

Meet artist Russ Wright

Russ Wright spent many years as a graphic designer, but currently he’s obsessed with wood pallets.

Panayoti Kelaidis would visit an ancient site on his perfect day

Panayoti Kelaidis has what some might call a dream job at Denver Botanic Gardens. But his true dream is to visit St. Catherine’s Monastery.

Spring Gardener’s Guide

Our Guide to Gardening in Boulder County • 10 Garden Trends • Build a Bee Hotel • Water-Wise Gardening • Microgreens Pack a Mega Punch • Zones 5 & 6: Planting and Harvesting Guide

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Zones 5 & 6: Planting and Harvesting Chart

Planting and harvesting dates in the Mountain States region for annual plants cultivated outdoors in the garden without protective devices.

10 Garden Trends

interacting with nature in friendlier ways is a big priority this year, according to the 2019 Garden Trends Report from Garden Media. Here are other trends from the report.

Microgreens pack a mega punch

Growing microgreens in your home is a hot DIY hobby these days. Who wouldn’t want a tasty, nutrient-rich food to add to meals simply by plucking it from a windowsill tray?

Water-Wise Gardening

These dozen tips from the Colorado State University Extension will get your garden in water-efficiency mode.

How to build a homemade bee hotel that helps native pollinators thrive

B&Bs for Bees By Sara Bruskin Picture a bee. Go on—get the image in your head. Did you imagine a black-and-­yellow honeybee? There’s a good chance you did, and there’s also a good chance you’ve seen hundreds of other native bees without knowing it. Unlike nonnative honeybees, the state’s native bees vary in color, shape […]

Feature Garden: This sweeping landscape is a magnet for all things winged

Creating a sustainable landscape using mostly low-lying Colorado native plants and trees with bird-friendly fruits like hawthorn and serviceberry.

Roasted Beet Salad with Pickled Shallots and Lemon-Maple Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy Modern Market Eatery Chef Nate Weir Chef’s Note: “Although beets are a fall/winter vegetable, you can often find baby beets in spring at farmers markets. They’re smaller and sweeter, and because the skin is so thin, they can be sliced and eaten raw. If you can’t find spring beets, substitute spring radishes, using […]

Rhubarb Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy Flagstaff House Chef Chris Royster Chef’s Note: “I serve this over a fiddlehead fern, asparagus and fennel salad, with crispy prosciutto and smoked chèvre. I also like to mix more than one green in a salad—mustard greens, arugula or watercress with baby, butter or oak leaf lettuce, and maybe something like napa cabbage […]

Lauren’s Favorite Spring Quinoa Salad

Recipe courtesy Growing Gardens Site Director Lauren Kelso INGREDIENTS (Amounts are up to you, based on what you have on hand) Neutral-flavored oil Rice wine vinegar 1 or 2 limes, zested and juiced Cooked and cooled quinoa (or grain of your choice) Snap peas, chopped Radishes, thinly sliced Green onions, sliced Additional spring produce, like […]

Kale & Apple Salad

Recipe courtesy The Kitchen and Next Door cofounder ­Kimbal Musk DRESSING INGREDIENTS ½ cup apple cider vinegar ¾ cup canola oil ¾ cup xanthan gum ½ cup apple juice ½ teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons yellow onion, chopped SALAD INGREDIENTS (per serving) ½ cup baby kale, chopped […]

Spring Dandelion Salad

You can source your own dandelion leaves or buy them at grocery stores, but those aren’t nearly as tender and tasty as what you can pick in spring.

Ways to harvest all the health advantages a garden can offer

With a bit of mindful planning, your garden can be a powerful tool for reaching health goals.

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