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Country Fair Garden Center sells Hardy Boy plants, which are grown to thrive in the rugged Colorado environment and in other difficult growing conditions.

Holiday Plant Toxicity Myths

November 8, 2015

What is True And What is Hype Several of our favorite holiday plants should be kept from children and pets, yet often they pose no serious danger in small amounts. There are many other and more toxic substances to children in homes to be mindful of, especially cosmetics, cleaning products, and personal care products. The poinsettia […]

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Gardener’s October To-Do List

October 7, 2015

Everything that needs to be done in the dirt this month.     Thin out one-third of the oldest branches of forsythia, lilac, spirea, and potentilla for better bloom and shape next spring. Dig up tender tubers and corms of dahlias, cannas, caladium, and gladiolius. Don’t cut back ornamental grasses, sunflowers, and wildflowers—leave them for […]

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How to Grow Bulbs in Vases

September 30, 2015

October is the time of year to begin growing your favorite bulbs in vases to produce winter color. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus and lily of the valley are just a few of the bulbs available to force the fragrance of spring into the house for the holiday season. Bulbs grown in vases can also be […]

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Fall Gardens Make Sense

September 20, 2015

Take advantage of cooler weather to grow a spring garden in the fall. Broccoli, kale, spinach, lettuce, and other early spring crops grow well in the cooler weather of fall, and you’ll like the benefits: fewer insects, less sweat, a sweet flavor brought on by frost, and an extended harvest season in milder climates. The […]

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Gardener’s September To-Do List

September 13, 2015

Everything that needs to be done in the dirt this month, for our front range gardens and lawns!!! Garden Task: Sow seed of next year’s biennial flowers, such as forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica), sweet William (Dianthus barbatus), and foxglove. Plant spring-flowering bulbs along with Hardy Boy Pansies. Dig up tender dahlias, cannas, caladium, and gladiolus before […]

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Identifying nutrient deficiency in plants

July 17, 2015

Each of the mineral elements required by plants has its own set of deficiency signs and symptoms. Many of the signs are similar in appearance, but others are very distinct. The list below describes some of the symptoms which each of the nutrient deficiencies may cause (these may vary slightly between different plant species and […]

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