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 By Linda Langelo    Opinion    March 9, 2022

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Lilacs evoke the sweet smell of spring. These shrubs were brought to this country in the 17-century called Blew (blue) Pipeflower, for its hollow stems and grown in English gardens according to https://www.thetreecenter.com/the-story-of-lilacs/. In...

 

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Here are the new and exciting selections for Plant Select this year. Every year Plant Select picks plants from their trial that are proven to withstand our extreme weather conditions. If you are ever interested in purchasing any of the selections,...

 

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The holidays are over and winter finally arrived this season. Are you missing your roses about now? Looking ahead to the coming growing season, are you hoping the same thing I am hoping? That your roses make it through these harsh wind chills accompa...

 

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Little Bluestem is the most widely distributed native grass in the United States according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Now its cultivated varieties have been chosen as the Perennial Plant of 2022. For our western region,...

 

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If you happen to be gifted a beautiful amaryllis, poinsettia or paperwhites, do you know how to care for them? Where to properly place them in your home? Here is some helpful advice for you. Amaryllis are gaining in popularity even over poinsettias....

 

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Driving around our small rural towns you will notice a yellow shrub rose. This yellow shrub rose has many names such as Pioneer Rose, Oregon Trail Rose, The Yellow Rose of Texas, Yellow Hogg's Rose and Yellow Sweet Brier. Some of the locals here...

 

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Northeast Colorado is home to the plains pocket gopher or Geomys bursarius. Prairie voles or Microtus ochrogaster also find their home in our area. But wait there is one more damaging critter, moles or Scalopus aquaticus spp caryi who live along the... Full story

 

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Pumpkins It’s that time of year again. Time to harvest the pumpkins. Each variety has its own date of maturity. Hopefully, you noted that date on your calendar to help give you an idea of when your pumpkins might be ready. When the stems are dry...

 

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Trees are more valuable to us because they are an integral part of our lives. Without trees we would have less oxygen since they take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Trees cool the atmosphere. Trees give us food and materials to build our homes...

 

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Grow & Give is returning this growing season. Colorado State University launched Grow & Give in 2020 as a “modern victory garden project” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Together with 600 volunteers we provided over 20 tons of fresh, local...

 

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There are both perennial and annual vines that can hide your fence or add to the fence in your landscape. There are some choices that are stunning but not drought tolerant. If you are looking for something pleasing along the fence line Black Eyed Sus...

 
 By Linda Langelo    Opinion    March 3, 2021

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Plant Select Plants are excellent for being able to tolerate drought, extreme climate changes and insect and disease issues. There are a variety that are hardy for our area. These listed below are the new introductions that underwent seven seasons...

 

Trees available for Haxtun residents

February is upon us and the cold has moved in making winter official. This is the perfect time to be thinking about an opportunity to be given a tree replacement for your property. Be a part of a much larger project which is creating a town tour of...

 

Property owners eligible for tree program

There is some funding available to the Town of Haxtun for a limited number of trees destroyed by the derecho earlier this year. As the area Colorado State University Extension Horticulturist, on behalf of the town Linda Langelo investigated the amoun...

 

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Dry weather damages even the most established perennials. The roots are what will be damaged. When do you water? And what perennials to cut back this fall and then next spring? Deeply watering your perennials before the ground freezes goes a long...

 
 By Linda Langelo    Opinion    May 13, 2020

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Marigolds make a great annual bedding plant. They are also very popular and a well-used annual for the vegetable garden. There is certainly a large variety to choose from for adding to your landscape. From the tallest, the African marigolds at three...

 
 By Linda Langelo    Opinion    May 6, 2020

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June gardening tasks The month all gardeners have been waiting for is upon us. Now that nighttime temperatures are above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and staying consistently into the mid-50s, we can plant many more plants in our gardens. It is safe to...

 

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For most home lawn grasses mowing at a height of two to three and a half inches is best, according to Colorado State University Turf Specialist Tony Koski. If you have a different grass such as Bermuda or Zoysiagrass then mow to a height of...

 
 By Linda Langelo    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Extension Corner

Gardening tips for April Now that COVID-19 has most all of us working remotely from our homes, here are a list of tips to help you get outside and enjoy the garden. Most of your perennials are putting on new growth. The first ones putting on new...

 

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