Farmhouse Favorites: How to infuse any room with farmhouse style

A new book, City Farmhouse Style: Designs for a Modern Country Life is inspired by author Kim Leggett's grandmother’s imagination, creativity and reinvention, and so is her career.

Gadget Wish List: A roundup of the newest home technologies

The rise of connectivity between gadgets means your home’s appliances and electronics can do more for you with less fuss. Here are Evan Stinson's, manager of ListenUp’s Boulder store, picks for the most innovative home technologies.

Freshen up with these easy DIY decorations

Spring is the season for fresh décor. DIY decorations are an easy way to switch things up and get the kids involved.

7 Ideas to Make the Most of a Small Patio

Your patio may not be spacious, but it can be the perfect space to surround yourself in beauty. Here are tips to turn tiny into terrific.

A spring-cleaning checklist

Spring-cleaning goes beyond regular chores to focus on tasks that don’t happen often, so here’s a checklist to ensure you won’t miss a spot.

Refresh with Indoor Plants

Poisonous compounds released by furniture, carpets and building material pollute the indoor air you breathe. The best antidote --especially in buildings with closed ventilation...


Critter-Free Compost

Boulder County composting experts offer these easy tips for keeping undesirables out of compost piles.

Welcome wildlife to your garden with proper habitat

Building a proper habitat will turn your garden into a wildlife haven. Habitat is key to inviting wildlife into your garden. Here’s how to get started.

Rules for Roses

By Carol Brock “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” — William Shakespeare Well, not exactly. “So many modern roses are bred for form,...

Soil Savers: 8 tips to improve soil health

Mikl Brawner, co-owner of Harlequin’s Gardens in Boulder, offers these ideas to improve soil health.

A primer on natural fertilizers

Natural fertilizers replenish the nutrients and trace minerals that plants need. They also improve the soil’s organic matter.

Avoiding Seed Scams

Sowing seeds is one of spring’s most rewarding tasks. Buying seeds online? Here are steps to take to make sure you don’t get scammed.


Savory Spring Fare

Enjoy 5 delicious recipes from local Boulder County chefs

By Sara Bruskin

Nothing compares to the bright, fresh flavors of spring vegetables, so Boulder chefs whipped up these dishes using the tastes of spring: radishes, peas, greens and more. Make them in your own kitchen or visit local restaurants to sample the savory fare they come up with this season.


Now is the time to get ready for gardening, hiking, grilling and patio pursuits with these local shopping suggestions.