Spring 2019

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10 Garden Trends

interacting with nature in friendlier ways is a big priority this year, according to the 2019 Garden Trends Report from Garden Media. Here are other trends from the report.

Microgreens pack a mega punch

Growing microgreens in your home is a hot DIY hobby these days. Who wouldn’t want a tasty, nutrient-rich food to add to meals simply by plucking it from a windowsill tray?

Water-Wise Gardening

These dozen tips from the Colorado State University Extension will get your garden in water-efficiency mode.

How to build a homemade bee hotel that helps native pollinators thrive

B&Bs for Bees By Sara Bruskin Picture a bee. Go on—get the image in your head. Did you imagine a black-and-­yellow honeybee? There’s a good chance you...

Feature Garden: This sweeping landscape is a magnet for all things winged

Creating a sustainable landscape using mostly low-lying Colorado native plants and trees with bird-friendly fruits like hawthorn and serviceberry.

Roasted Beet Salad with Pickled Shallots and Lemon-Maple Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy Modern Market Eatery Chef Nate Weir Chef’s Note: “Although beets are a fall/winter vegetable, you can often find baby beets in spring at...

Rhubarb Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy Flagstaff House Chef Chris Royster Chef’s Note: “I serve this over a fiddlehead fern, asparagus and fennel salad, with crispy prosciutto and smoked...

Lauren’s Favorite Spring Quinoa Salad

Recipe courtesy Growing Gardens Site Director Lauren Kelso INGREDIENTS (Amounts are up to you, based on what you have on hand) Neutral-flavored oil Rice wine vinegar 1 or 2...

Kale & Apple Salad

Recipe courtesy The Kitchen and Next Door cofounder ­Kimbal Musk DRESSING INGREDIENTS ½ cup apple cider vinegar ¾ cup canola oil ¾ cup xanthan gum ½ cup apple juice ½...

Spring Dandelion Salad

You can source your own dandelion leaves or buy them at grocery stores, but those aren’t nearly as tender and tasty as what you can pick in spring.