Okay, gardeners, the holidays are over and you are still hungover (figuratively speaking), and quite frankly you haven’t used your gardening brain in quite some time. In fact, your gardening brain could be described as mashed potatoes! So let’s reconstitute those taters with a small quiz. Ready? Set. Go! When can I plant ‘cool season’

The Apex for Planting

Webster’s Dictionary defines apex as ‘the highest or culminating point’. Well gardeners, we have reached the apex of plant development for the year, which means that this is an absolutely wonderful time to be planting trees, shrubs, grasses and perennial flowers and it all has to do with photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the conversion of sunlight
Arbor Day this year falls on April 28. Arbor Day is considered a tree holiday, a time to celebrate trees in our environment and to plant them for future generations. The first recorded Arbor Day was recorded in a small Spanish village in 1805 where villagers celebrated tree plantings, feasts and dances for three days.

Soil Basics

It’s amazing what a few warm days in early spring will do to gardeners yearning to garden. In fishing parlance, it’s akin to a feeding frenzy. Gardeners all across Wyoming are working in their yards, cleaning the flower beds, and preparing the ground for veggies, flowers, trees, and shrubs and anything else that can be
March came in like a lamb this year. Let’s hope the old wives’ tale doesn’t play out and March goes out like a lion. We Wyomingites get brain washed into thinking winter will never end, but I ‘m here to tell you biology in the garden is stirring and you need to get outside and
It isn’t easy growing trees and shrubs in Wyoming—one look at our prairies would suggest that trees and shrubs aren’t in the cards!  But we CAN grow trees, and to make the effort worthwhile we’ve developed an action plan consisting of six planting strategies, and the fact of the matter is they are easy to