The Colorado Gardener's Companion: An Insider's Guide to Gardening in the Centennial State

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Globe Pequot, 2007 - Gardening - 177 pages
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See New Hampshire Gardener's Companion for series copy. Colorado copy: Whether they live in the mountains or the high plains, gardener's in this Rocky Mountain state can grow bountiful vegetables, abundant flowers, and lush lawns in their arid climate, unique hardiness zone, and inhospitable soil, with this must-have guide. Includes extensive information on xeriscape gardening. Colorado Month-to-Month Gardening, 2nd edition, by Kelli Dolicek (ISBN 188959301X, 3D Press, 2002, 6.8 x 9.4, 160 pp, spiral bound, color, $16.95).
Colorado Gardener's Guide, by John L. Cretti (ISBN 188860848X, Cool Springs Press, 2001, 6 x 9, 424 pp, pb, color throughout, $15.95). Generic compendium of plants that will grow in Zones 3 to 6. Recommended plants are divided into simple categories of annuals, perennials, groundcovers, lawns, etc.--there are no further helpful subdivisions such as native, xeriscape, mountain compatible, etc.

  

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Contents

Scratching the Surface on Soils _________ ________
2
Colorados Growing Challenges
17
Water _____
34
Vegetable Gardening 123
53
Annuals _
71
Perennials
85
Trees and Shrubs
99
Lawn
114
Invasive Plants
129
ianlcn Solutions 70 Coping with Pests and Diseases I Hi 1 1 Learning from Special Places __________
161
ilossary
165
Resources for the Colorado iardoncr
169
Index
175
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About the author (2007)

Jodi Torpey is a freelance garden writer for publications including American Gardener magazine, Horticulture magazine, and the Denver Post, as well as a freelance journalist for the American City Business Journals and the Denver Business Journal. She is a Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Master Gardener.

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