We believe the more you know, the better your garden will grow and to help you continue to develop your gardening skills, we’re offering five classes this spring. All of our classes are free, but we do ask that you sign up in advance for each class. Sign up is easy. Call us at 303-772-3454 or sign up while you’re in the store. The first class is Saturday, February 27th at 11:00 am. In this class, you’ll learn about growing and harvesting garlic from local organic farmer, Greg Vonn. Greg co-owns Purple Door Farm in Hygiene, where they focus on organic gardening techniques for growing garlic and vegetables.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
If you've tried starting seeds before and been disappointed because the plants looked tall and leggy, most likely there wasn't enough light for your seedlings. Supplementing the natural light in your home doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some of the different grow light options available to you. Incandescent bulbs usually come in low wattage (60-90) and tend to emit more heat than light. They will cover an area of approximately 2 feet, just about one standard seed starting tray. A 23 Watt CFL is equal to a 100 watt incandescent bulb. A 55 watt CFL is equivalent to 230 watt incandescent. These CFLs are full spectrum bulbs. This means they produce light similar to natural daylight. A 2' fixture will cover one standard seed starting tray.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to delight that special someone in your life with more than cut flowers and candy. A live houseplant is a very personalized gift and will remind them of you long after Valentine's Day is over. Some plants to consider for Valentine's Day include African violets, azaleas, bromeliads, cyclamen, cineraria and kalanchoe. Most of these plants will do well in bright, indirect light. African violet plants like a spot that has bright, indirect light. They prefer to be watered from the bottom, but will do okay if you water them carefully from the top.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Whether you're making a fairy garden or a terrarium, you can create some amazing miniature indoor gardens. Almost any plant will work in your garden, though some are more suited for small gardens than others. As with any garden, your plants will do better if they have similar light and water requirements. Serrisa is a flowering plant that will do well in medium to high light situations. Looks great on this mini trellis!