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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 , Gardening