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Liz Clift

With a handful of deceptively warm days in February, it’s tempting to believe winter’s over. On one of those warm nights, I sat with a friend at my kitchen table. Between us, we spread packet of sees, plotting which ones we might exchange with... more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Local Gardening

We keep gardens for different purposes: to create beauty, to provide food for ourselves or for other animals, to grow our own medicines, to occupy our hands, to build the soil, to connect with those who came before us or those to whom we’ll leave... more

Nov 1, 2017 3:48 PM Local Gardening

Harvest season is an opportunity for reflection. The shorter days mean more time to consider what worked well in our gardens and what we’d like to change for next year. It’s an opportunity to start (or continue!) putting up food or saving seeds or... more

Oct 4, 2017 2:40 PM Local Gardening

You may have noticed a little jewel of a beetle munching away at your garden this year. This beetle, a member of the scarab family, is the Japanese beetle (Popilla japonica), and can wreak havoc on your plants. For the most part, we are concerned... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM Local Gardening

Gardens have a way of creeping into our hearts, and can help us re-center ourselves with the more-than-human world. Take a moment, and think about a garden you remember fondly. Maybe that garden is currently in your life or maybe it is from... more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM Local Gardening

I spent one recent weekend weeding my garden of lamb’s quarters and mallow. Both are edible if you’re so inclined, the way you’d use most other leafy greens: cooked or raw. For my purposes I was pulling them, then leaving them where they fell... more

Jul 5, 2017 10:57 AM Local Gardening

People in Colorado are fond of saying, “Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes!” While that is a reference to how the mountains influence the weather, it is also a testament to... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Local Gardening

Gardening in small areas—such as apartment balconies or the one sunny window in your apartment—can seem daunting if you’ve never done any form of micro-gardening. But even if you’re living with limited opportunities for gardening, you have options! more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Local Gardening

April showers bring May flowers is a phrase I grew up with—and many of you probably did, too. The history of this phrase goes back centuries, and while it may not seem applicable here (after all, crocuses were popping up in February this year)... more

Apr 6, 2017 12:59 PM Local Gardening

With a handful of deceptively warm days in February, it’s tempting to believe winter’s over. On one of those warm nights, I sat with a friend at my kitchen table. Between us, we spread packet of sees, plotting which ones we might exchange with... more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Local Gardening

This winter, I made vermicomposting my garden project. Vermicomposting—or composting with worms—is something I put off for a long time. I made excuses: I didn’t have a place to put the worm castings that would eventually be produced because of... more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Local Gardening

It is with sadness we must wish our longtime Gardening Columnist Joan Hinkemeyer farewell. As Joan will relate, it's time for her to head off to other pursuits. more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM , Local Gardening