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View the YouTube links pasted below distributed by PlantTalk Colorado. They provide helpful gardening topic ideas for all seasons!

Spring Season

Video Topic & Link

Video Description/Credit

Acclimate New Plants Before Planting

Plants grown in a greenhouse need to be acclimated to the great outdoors before planting them in their final location outside. LuAnn Aiken of Tagawa Gardens

Bird Feeding Tips

Learn bird feeding tips to keep birds healthy and happy! LuAnn Akin and Christy of Tagawa Gardens

Caring for Easter Lilies

Learn the best way to care for your Easter Lilly. Cassey Anderson, Adams County Extension

Caring for Houseplants

Learn how to care for your houseplants from the experts! LuAnn Akin and Dee of Tagawa Gardens

Growing Lavender in Colorado

Learn how to grow this fragrant and hardy plant! LuAnn Akin and Lena of Tagawa Gardens

Growing Microgreens and Sprouts

Growing microgreens and sprouts are inexpensive, flavorful and simple. LuAnn Aikin and Kris of Tagawa Gardens

Harvesting Rhubarb

Learn the best methods to harvest your rhubarb. Cassey Anderson, Adams County Extension Agent

How to Grow African Violets

Learn how easy it is to grow and transplan African Violets and other Gerneriads! LuAnn Akin and Dee of Tagawa Gardens

How to Grow Bonsai

Tips for choosing and caring for a bonsai. LuAnn Akin and Dee of Tagawa Gardens

How to Grow Orchids

Find out how easy it is to grow orchids in Colorado!LuAnn Akin and Dee of Tagawa Gardens

How to Make a Terrarium

Terrariums are a fun way to bring the tropics indoors to Colorado. LuAnn Akin and Dee of Tagawa Gardens

How to Plant a Tree

Take steps ahead of planting to make sure you have the right conditions for your new tree. Carol O’Meara, Boulder County Extension, Dr. James Klett, Landscape Horticulturist at CSU, and Dr. Tony Koski, Turf Specialist at CSU

How to Plant Perennials

Learn the basics of planting perennials. LuAnn Aiken and Ginger of Tagawa Gardens

How to Prune Trees

Learn the proper way to prune trees from the experts. LuAnn Aiken and Mike Landers of Tagawa Gardens

How to Repot or Transplant an Orchid

Keep orchids healthy and blooming by transplanting. LuAnn Akin and Dakota of Tagawa Gardens

Interior Plants and Light

Light is important to successfully grow plants indoors.

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses add texture and color to your landscape.

Overseeding Your Lawn

Want a healthy lawn but have bare spots? Overseeding is a great way to jump start and fill bare spots in the lawn. Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Extension

Planting Horseradish

Want to plant horseradish? Learn the techniques for a plentiful harvest. Cassey Anderson, Adams County Extension

Planting Radish, Beet & Carrot Seeds and Asparagus Root

Root crops can be easy to grow if you have the right information! LuAnn Akin and Kris of Tagawa Gardens

Planting Snow Peas

Learn how to plant snow peas for a healthy crop. Cassey Anderson, Adams County Extension Agent

Planting Under Powerlines

Make sure your tree is the right plant for the right place. Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Horticulture Agent

Pollinator Habitat

Want to attract pollinators? Learn what habitat is best to keep pollinators coming to your garden. Deryn Davidson, Boulder County Extension

Protecting Garden and Potted Flowers from Cold using Frost Blankets

Learn how to protect plants from cold using frost blankets. LuAnn Aiken of Tagawa Gardens

Pruning Cross Branches

Learn how to prune cross branches for a healthy tree! Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Horticulture Agent

Pruning Shrubs

Spring is a great time to prune shrubs for healthy growth! Deryn Davidson, Boulder County Extension and Eric Hammond, Adams County Extension

Renovating Your Lawn by Reseeding

Renovate your lawn by reseeding for a healthy, green lawn. Carol O’Meara, Boulder County Extension

Starting Seeds Indoors

Get an early start to the gardening season by starting seeds indoors! LuAnn Akin and Kris of Tagawa Gardens

Types of Roses for Colorado

Learn what types of roses do best in Colorado.

Summer Season

Video Topic & Link

Video Description/Credit

Bee Good to Bees

Learn what you need to know before starting beekeeping or providing bee habitat in your gardens. LuAnn Aiken of Tagawa Gardens

Brown Spots in the Lawn

Irrigation issues are the most common problems of brown spots in the lawn. Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Extension

Container Gardening

Learn how to create beautiful container gardens. LuAnn Aiken and Cris of Tagawa Gardens

Cytospora Cankers

Learn how to identify Cytospora in trees. Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Extension

Dividing Iris and Daylilies

The best ways to divide Iris and Daylilies to get beautiful flowering in the Spring. Produced by Tagawa Gardens

Don't Water Sidewalks

Make sure your sprinkler system isn’t wasting precious water on sidewalks. Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Horticulture Agent

Elm Scale

American Elms are most susceptible to Elm Scale. Steve Geist, Swingle Lawn Tree and Landscape Care

Fireblight

Learn how to prune out the diseased areas to try and save your trees. Deryn Davidson, Boulder County Extension

Growing Herbs

A beginners guide to planting and growing herbs. Produced by Tagawa Gardens

How to Compost

Learn Proper Composting Methods.

How to Use Your Harvested Rainwater

Residents can have up to 110 gallons of water but be sure and use within seven days. Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Horticulture Agent

Low Sprinkler Heads

Monitor sprinkler heads to make sure they are operating correctly. Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Horticulture Agent

Mushrooms in the Lawn

Removing mushrooms by hand is the best course of action if they are in the lawn. Tony Koski, Turf Specialist at CSU

Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden

All you need to know about planting a Vegetable Garden with cooler temperatures. Produced by Tagawa Gardens

Tomato Problems

Common tomato problems and how to alleviate them. LuAnn Aiken and Trish of Tagawa Gardens

Turf Mites

Turf mites like those dry winters. Learn how to check your lawn for turf mites. Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Horticulture Agent

Vegetation Blocking Sprinkler Heads

For more efficient watering, look for vegetation blocking sprinkler heads. Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Horticulture Agent

Weed Barriers

Do weed barriers work? Learn from the expert. Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Horticulture Agent

Fall Season

Video Topic & Link

Video Description/Credit

Fall and Winter Watering

Help trees and shrubs this winter by watering.

How to Plant Perennials

Perennials are a garden favorite. Learn the best ways to plant for optimum growth. Produced by Tagawa Gardens

How to Winterize Your Rain Barrel

Learn to prepare your Rain Barrel for winter

Mulching Leaves Into Your Lawn

Leaving mulched leaves on your lawn adds organic matter to your soil and feeds the earthworms for a healthy lawn in Spring. Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Horticulture Agent and Dr. Tony Koski, Turf Specialist

Ohio Buckeye

Learn the special characteristics of the Ohio Buckeye Tree.

Pansies for Seasonal Color

Learn how to choose pansies for color this season.

Planting Bulbs in Fall

You can plant bulbs in fall! Learn how here.

Planting Garlic

Learn how to plant garlic in our area.

Planting Pansies and Violas

Choosing and planting Pansies and Violas.

Specialty Succulents

Succulents add interest to the garden; learn how to care for them in this video. Produced by Tagawa Gardens

Vermicomposting

How to use worms to compost at your home. Produced by Tagawa Gardens

Winter Desiccation of Evergreens

The best defense is watering in fall to send evergreens into winter with good soil moisture.

Winter Season

Video Topic & Link

Video Description/Credit

Amaryllis

Amaryllis are praised for the color they add to indoor landscapes, especially in winter.

Indoor Foliage

Easy to grow foliage plants for homes and offices.

Indoor Herb Garden

Plant an indoor, winter herb garden for herbs year-round.

Live Christmas Trees

Do’s and don’ts of having a live Christmas tree. LuAnn Aikin and certified arborist and Tagawa Gardens staff member Mike Landers

Needle Browning of Evergreens

Few people know that evergreen trees lose their old needles.

Storm Damaged Trees

Learn how to care for the tree after damage done by late winter/early spring storms. Eric Hammond, Adams County Extension

Sunscald of Trees

Sunscald usually occurs on the southwest side of young tree trunks.

Tree Care in Winter

Don’t neglect your trees in the winter! Dr. Jim Klett, Landscape Horticulturist

Tree Wrapping

Young trees need to be protected during winter. Learn how! Dr. Alison O’Connor, Larimer County Horticulture Agent and Eric Hammond, Adams County Horticulture Agent

What is Pine Needle Shed

Fall needle shed is normal! Don’t panic when your trees sheds needles. LuAnn Akin of Tagawa Gardens

Winter Browning of Evergreens

Winter browning of Evergreens is a common sight during the winter and early spring months of Colorado.

Winter Rose Bush Care

Learn how to use rose collars to protect your roses from harsh winter conditions, plus other tips for helping your rose bushes through the winter. LuAnn Akin and certified arborist and Tagawa Gardens staff member Mike Landers

Winter Rose Care or How to Use a Rose Collar

Learn how to protect your roses during the Colorado winters. LuAnn Akin and rose supervisor and Tagawa Gardens staff member Tom

Winter Watering Trees and Shrubs

Colorado winters require winter watering of trees and shrubs to stay healthy. LuAnn Akin and certified arborist and Tagawa Gardens staff member Mike Landers