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Life

Proctor: We are orange

Proctor: We are orangeThe color orange goes in and out of fashion--except in Colorado. Orange accents in home, garden and patio decor are always in style here.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Proctor: Prune scraggly houseplants

Proctor: Prune scraggly houseplantsIf you brought in pots of plants from your patio last fall, by now the need attention. Short winter days and reduced light intensity contribute to scraggly growth. The branches stretch in search of more light. Once-compact plants can turn into a mess.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Terrariums bring life to your home

Terrariums bring life to your homeTerrariums are easy to create and maintain.
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Proctor: Green New Year's resolutions

Proctor: Green New Year's resolutionsMany resolutions deal with modifying negative behavior.
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  • 4 weeks ago
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Proctor: Be kind to birds at Christmas

Proctor: Be kind to birds at ChristmasAs snow falls on Christmas Eve, life gets more difficult for birds.
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  • 1 month ago
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Proctor: Cool windowsills call for cyclamens

Proctor: Cool windowsills call for cyclamensCyclamens are one of the most popular winter windowsill plants.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Topiary plants ideal for holidays

Topiary plants ideal for holidaysIt takes time, patience and skill to sculpt a plant. Topiaries are sculpted plants that have been sheared, pruned and trained into shapes. These are often geometric, such as balls or cones, or they are sometimes whimsical, such as deer or teddy bears.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Proctor: Pamper your poinsettia

Proctor: Pamper your poinsettiaNative to Mexico, the poinsettia has become the floral symbol of Christmas.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Proctor: Decorate with plants for Christmas and Chanukah

Proctor: Decorate with plants for Christmas and ChanukahPoinsettias get all the attention in December.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Proctor: Create a wreath on a budget

Proctor: Create a wreath on a budgetA wreath on our front doors or above our mantles is a beautiful symbol of holiday cheer.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Proctor: Use evergreens to create holiday porch pots

Proctor: Use evergreens to create holiday porch potsIt doesn't take very long to create a porch pot but your family and guests will enjoy it all winter.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Proctor: Make Thanksgiving a visual feast

Proctor: Make Thanksgiving a visual feastWe don't remember meals as well as images. Natural materials enhance any celebration and Thanksgiving is no exception.
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  • 2 months ago
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Proctor: Finish late garden chores

Proctor: Finish late garden choresIf you can't quite let go of your garden yet, finish up your late garden tasks.
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  • 2 months ago
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Proctor: Mitigating damage from the cold snap

Proctor: Mitigating damage from the cold snapPlummeting temperatures after a relatively warm fall may have caused damage to gardens and garden equipment.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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After the thaw, complete fall garden tasks

After the thaw, complete fall garden tasksIf you forgot, it may be too late to save your water spigots from harm.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Proctor: Protect garden equipment from the polar vortex

Proctor: Protect garden equipment from the polar vortexAs arctic air heads for us, protect your equipment from damage.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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The secrets to growing bulbs in pots

The secrets to growing bulbs in potsFor beauty and fragrance on your spring patio, grow bulbs in pots. November is the best time to plant them.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Proctor: Get those tender plants inside now

Proctor: Get those tender plants inside nowIt doesn't take a greenhouse. You can save many of your container plants on a porch or in a bright window.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Proctor: Pot bulbs now for spring color

Proctor: Pot bulbs now for spring colorImagine your spring patio decorated with pots of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.
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  • 3 months ago
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Proctor: Growing great tulips

Proctor: Growing great tulipsThe secret to growing great tulips is selecting the varieties that grow best in Colorado.
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  • 3 months ago
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Proctor: Pick a pretty pumpkin

Proctor: Pick a pretty pumpkinPumpkins have been part of the North American diet for over 5,000 years.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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Proctor: Create a pumpkin obelisk

Proctor: Create a pumpkin obeliskPumpkins and gourds make wonderful fall decorations.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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Proctor: Plant hyacinths now for a sweeter spring

Proctor: Plant hyacinths now for a sweeter springFew plants possess such a pleasing scent as hyacinths.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Proctor: Winterize your summer bulbs

Proctor: Winterize your summer bulbsIf you grow tropical bulbs, don't let them go to waste over winter.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Proctor: Taking fall cuttings

Proctor: Taking fall cuttingsThrifty gardeners save as many plants as they can in fall.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Proctor: Covering tender vegetation

Proctor: Covering tender vegetationThe most vulnerable are annuals and vegetables that are native to tropical and subtropical climates.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Proctor: Know your bees

Proctor: Know your beesThe honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by people.
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  • 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Life

Know your bees

Know your beesKnow your bees
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  • 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Home and Garden

Proctor: Fall flowers brighten the season

Proctor: Fall flowers brighten the seasonFall weather is ideal for planting perennials, shrubs and trees.
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  • 4 months ago
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Proctor: Bring on the butterflies

Proctor: Bring on the butterfliesIf you're paying attention--and if you're lucky--you might just discover a monarch butterfly in your garden.
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  • 4 months ago