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Locals Choice Gold
4 Years in a Row

We LOVE you guys! Thank you so much for your appreciations. We work hard to provide you with quality service and plants. This year we have expanded the choices in our gift shop and garden center.

GARDEN TALK

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Rose & Perennial Pruning, Kitchen to Garden Secrets, and Featured Artist

Garden Classes – Rose & Perennial Pruning 101

Saturday 4/10 at 10 am
Suggested donation of $5
Masks & Social Distancing

Learn by doing! We will cover proper pruning techniques. Then we will work on pruning perennials and roses.

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Hands-on Class
Bring Your Tools


Garden Center Goods – Briarwood Lane Flags & Spinners

We have expanded our selection of goods in the Garden Center. We are happy to say that we are carrying Briarwood Lanes flags, spinners, and windsocks. Add some whimsy to your garden or house.


Kitchen to Garden Secrets

I like to use what I can from my kitchen in my garden. If you can eat it, it is generally safe to use in the garden.

When you hard-boil eggs, save the water. Calcium leaches from the shells when they are boiled. Calcium is especially important for tomatoes. It prevents blossom-end rot.

Add Epsom Salts when you add Calcium. Epsom Salts are not a true salt, this is a misnomer. They are almost pure Magnesium. The Magnesium is needed to make Calcium bioavailable.

When you boil or steam veggies or pasta, save the water. Let it cool and water the plants you are growing. The nutrients in the water feed your plants. The vitamins in the water are bioavailable after soil microorganisms break them down.

Put left over coffee and coffee grounds in your garden. Coffee is high in nitrogen and lowers the pH (especially important with our basic soils and water).

Save your banana skins and let them dry outdoors. Plant them next to your plants. You can also soak them in water and use that water on the plants. As they steep or decompose, they add potassium as well as small amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and magnesium.

Chamomile tea helps to prevent fungus on seedlings. Chamomile tea is high in sulfur. Sulfur fungicides work best in our high pH climate. Spray your seedlings with it either before sunrise or after sunset.

Save your fruit and vegetable peelings and scraps. Not only can you add them to your compost, you can use your blender or food processor to make a slurry. Use this when you water your plants. The nutrients from your scraps add valuable nutrients to your plants.

Remember, you can always add these items and many more to your compost pile.


Featured Artist – George W. Cutting III

George W. Cutting III is a gifted photographer. We are lucky to have his work in our store. George has been incredibly involved in our community. We all miss him, but wish him well in Alaska. Now we all have the perfect reason to visit Alaska. We love you so much George.


Mountain Gardening Class, April Gardening Calendar, Bulk Soils & Amendments

Mountain Gardening 101

Saturday 4/3 at 10 am
Suggested donation of $5
Masks & Social Distancing

Taught by Lindsay Graves of
Fourth Street Farm

Getting an abundant harvest in your mountain vegetable garden starts with a great plan. Learn the basics of our seasons, plant families, garden planning, and walk through a three season garden plan during our Mountain Gardening 101.

Fourth Street Farm

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April Garden Calendar

In April, garden cleanup is a priority. Rake leaves and debris from around trees, shrubs and other garden areas. Check trees and shrubs for broken or dead branches and prune when necessary.

Early April
In an established asparagus bed work nitrogen fertilizer around plants before spears emerge.

Soak Parsley seeds 24 hours before planting ¼-inch deep.

Dill seeds should be pressed lightly into the soil.

It’s not too late to plant all varieties of peas and potatoes.

Start tomato seeds.

Mid April
Plant lettuce, chard, spinach, kale, beets, carrots, radishes, and onion sets.

Start seeds of flowers like zinnias and celosia that need four weeks before planting outside.

Plant Hyacinth Bean vine indoors, an annual vine that put on a beautiful show mid to late summer.

Late April
Start thinning vegetable seedlings to recommended spacing.

Transplant: When soil has thawed, divide and transplant summer and fall blooming perennials.

Roses: Once new growth starts, usually mid-April, slowly remove mulch from around the plants. Prune dead or damaged canes first, then prune all other canes to approximately 1 to 2 feet above ground. As active growth appears, fertilize with a rose food formulation. Do not prune live canes of climbing roses. However, cutting out dead canes is recommended.

Lawn care: Core aeration is one of the most beneficial things you can do to maintain a healthy lawn. It is also time to start fertilizing your lawn.

Weeding: Hand pull weeds before they get too big or there are too many. If possible, make this the year you don’t use chemical herbicides. We carry 30% horticultural vinegar.

Adapted from: https://gazette.com/news/year-round-gardening-april-garden-calendar/article_5d4b4889-40df-50b3-8a5e-650daa0f594c.html


Bulk Topsoil & Compost

We are fully stocked with topsoil and compost. You can purchase them individually or we can mix them to make an amended topsoil, your choice! You will need to bring a pick-up or trailer so that we can load you up. Sorry, we do not do deliveries.


Garden Tools

After a crazy 2020, we have restocked the entire Garden Center. We carry a full line of necessary garden tools. We have also restocked all needed garden accessories. Drop in to browse our products.

 


Garden Secrets – Willow Tea

Willow bark contains natural plant growth hormones which can be used for rooting new cuttings.

The growth properties of Willows are due to the naturally occurring plant rooting hormones that they contain. We can make extracts from Willows to induce rooting on cuttings of other plants. The way this works can be attributed to two substances found within the Salix (Willow) genus,
indolebutyric acid (IBA), and salicylic acid (SA).

From: Deep Green Permaculture

To make the tea harvest the green new growth, cut it into small pieces, add boiling water, and let sit for at least 24 hours.

Willow Tea


Soils 101, Potatoes & Onions, Soils & Amendments, Apothecary

Make sure to sign-up for this Saturdays class – Soils 101.
Come visit our giftshop for locally hand-crafted products.


Garden Classes – Soils 101
Saturday, 3/27 @ 10 am

$5
Masks & Social Distancing

Learn about living soil and how to create it in your garden. Learn about basic soils analysis.

Bring in a sample of your own soil. Fill a mason jar ~1/3 full with your garden soil. Add bottled water, shake vigorously. Let it settle for 24 hours and bring to class.

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Soils & Amendments

Happy Frog Soil Conditioner

Happy Frog Soil Conditioner

Black Gold OMRI Compost

Black Gold OMRI Compost

Black Gold Earthworm Castings

Black Gold Earthworm Castings

Ocean Forest Potting Soil

Ocean Forest Potting Soil

Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Soil

Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Soil

Black Gold Natural & Organic Flower & Vegetable Soil

Black Gold Natural & Organic Flower & Vegetable Soil

Black Gold Moisture Supreme Container Mix

Black Gold Moisture Supreme Container Mix

Black Gold Seedling Mix

Black Gold Seedling Mix

Black Gold Peat Moss

Black Gold Peat Moss


Potatoes & Onions

Potato seedWhite Rock Farm Seed Potatoes

Organic & Colorado Grown

Varieties:
Canela Russet
Norkota Russet
Yukon Gold
Yellow Fin
Purple Majesty
Red Thumb
Dark Red Norland

Dutch Valley Farms Onion Sets

onion seedOver 75 years growing Know-How
Varieties:
Red
Yellow
White
Sweet


Apothecary

Pura Simple

My purpose for making Pura Simple personal care products is to soothe, bring beauty, and be easy on the planet.
You can count on these products being:
Clean
Natural
pH Balanced
Vegan
Paraben-free
Petroleum-free
Phthalates-free
Silicone-free
Sulfate-free
Free of Dye and Formaldehyde forming chemicals

Pura Simple

alteRNative nursing

Home made products for every day living.
CBD Arnica Liniment for Pain
Synergistic blend of Cannabidiol oil, Arnica, & 18 essential oils targeted for pain relief- together ease pain and inflammation.
Bare Lotion Bars
Solid lotion on the go. With more wax than typical lotion application will last longer and provide more protection against the elements.
Kleen Handz Hand Sanitizer
Made from 90% Isopropyl alcohol, witch hazel, essential oils and a dash of oil to help moisturize while fighting germs.
Hydrating & Soothing Facial oil
Oils blended for the unique needs of our faces. Carrot Seed Essential oil works as a natural SPF that won’t clog your pores or your system.
Soothing Cannabidiol Bath Salts
Soothing salts, Cannabidiol oil, Butters and Oils transform your bath and envelop your every ache and pain
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Lykins Apothecary

Hello, my name is Rachael. I am the owner/creatrix at Lykins Apothecary. David and I, love living where we live. We are constantly learning about new plants. We strive to live with respect in this land and in union with the wild around us. Our products are made with herbs either ethically wildcrafted by us, or friends who share our same values. When I use herbs that we can’t wildcraft here they are purchased from well known herbal companies, or fellow mom/pop Herbalists who also value respect for the wild and sustainably harvest. I am an aspiring herbalist. My desire is to grow and create products that are safe and healthy for everyone. My passion for plants and self-sustainability goes back 20+ yrs. I am forever learning.
Lykins Apothecary


Volunteers

Thanks to Zach for leading a part of our last workshop. You can contact him at the link below:“There used to be a guy.” We hear that a lot. Many of these old-world skills and services are dying out. The need for sharp tools hasn’t.

Working with sharp tools, is safer, more efficient, and most of all, so much more fun. I am here to help you get your knives and tools sharp.

Valley Sharpening

Thanks to Geneviève Salt + Dirt | Outside Design, Vanessa Colorado Edible Forest, and Jimmy Dula. These 3 led the hands-on tree pruning portion of our class. Wow, just wow. This has to be one of the best classes ever. I learned so much from these power houses. Thank-you also to all the students that participated.


Colorado Growers

Eagle Springs Organic

Eagle Springs Organic is an 1800 acre USDA certified Colorado organic farm with year round greenhouse production plus field crops , eggs, and all natural meat. We will be carrying a large selection of #1 fruits and vegetables from them this season. The quality and size of what they produced last year was phenomenal. I expect this year will even exceed that.