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Mountain Gardening

Grow a diverse, colorful and gorgeous garden in the Mountain region.

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Jodi Torpey uses her Master Gardener’s training and 30 years of experience digging in Colorado soil to help others cultivate successful and sustainable gardens. Her book, The Colorado Gardener’s Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Gardening in the Centennial State, was selected by the Denver Post as “one of the great regional gardening books for inspiration and information.” Jodi’s garden writing also appears in magazines and on home and garden websites, including her own: www.WesternGardeners.com.

Mountain Gardening: 4 Organic Gardening Ideas

Organic gardening doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive, or time-consuming. Lowe’s Mountain region gardening expert shares these easy tips.

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Mountain Gardening: Sensible Landscaping Tips

Landscaping in the Mountain region has to be practical, but it shouldn’t be dull. Here are four simple ways to reimagine your landscape for color and interest.

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Mountain Gardening: Perennials That Keep on Giving

Perennial plants offer long-lasting advantages for Mountain region gardeners. Here are four ways they can add color to your landscape for many seasons to come.

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Mountain Gardening: A Woody Plant for Every Place and Space

Shrubs are the woody-stemmed plants that are central to a landscape’s design. To get more bang for your buck, select shrubs with multiple features.

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Mountain Gardening: Help Your Garden Bounce Back from Hail

The secret to gardening in the Mountain region is planting a landscape that bends but doesn’t break. Here are tips for creating a hail-resistant garden.

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Mountain Gardening: Creative Container Combinations

Containers offer the easiest way to stretch your gardening imagination. Let Lowe’s Mountain region gardening expert inspire you to try something new.

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Mountain Gardening: Small-Space Vegetable Garden

If you don’t have space for a square-foot vegetable garden, plant a square-inch garden instead. Lowe’s Mountain region gardening expert shows you how.

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Mountain Gardening: The Right Soil Solves Landscape Problems

Dirt, clay, sand, gravel, or silt, where does your garden grow? Lowe’s Mountain region gardening expert shows you how to make the most of the soil.

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Mountain Gardening: Prune Woody Plants for Health and Beauty

Our trees and shrubs have suffered through a long winter, so it’s time to show them some TLC. Lowe’s Mountain region gardening expert shares spring pruning tips.

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Mountain Gardening: Try These Hardy Roses in Your Garden

Have you dreamed of a rose garden that blooms all summer? Lowe’s Mountain region gardening expert shares how to select the best roses for your garden.

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Mountain Gardening: Time for Gardeners to Think Ahead

Now that the dust has settled on another gardening season, what plans do you have for next year? Lowe’s Mountain region contributor shares five ideas.

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Mountain Gardening: Unlock the Secret to Garden Success

No matter where you garden or what you grow, you can avoid common gardening problems. Jodi Torpey explains how four words can lead to gardening success.

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Mountain Gardening: Ornamental Grasses Add Drama

Ornamental grasses add drama to any landscape. Lowe’s mountain gardening expert recommends four varieties for light, sound, and action.

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Mountain Gardening: 4 Ways to Stretch the Vegetable Season

Lowe’s mountain gardening expert offers her favorite ways of keeping fresh produce on the table.

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Mountain Gardening: Get Creative with Fall Pots

Lowe’s Mountain region garden contributor explains how to plant eye-catching fall displays for porch and patio.

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Mountain Gardening: Fall Lawn Care

Would you like to have a thick, green lawn starting in spring? This fall lawn care program is sure to get your cool-season turf in top shape for next season.

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Mountain Gardening: Keep Gardens Growing in Drought

Gardening in the West is always difficult, but hot, dry weather makes it even more challenging. Help is on the way with these water-saving tips.

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Mountain Gardening: Create a Blooming ‘Flower Tower’

Adding a trellis is an easy way to give your garden a lift. Here’s how you can build your own “flower tower” to create vertical interest.

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Mountain Gardening: Make the Most of Shrubs in Your Garden

Shrubs add color, texture, shape, and interest to every landscape. Lowe’s Mountain region garden contributor explains how to use them in your garden.

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Mountain Gardening: Flowers That Thrive in Hot Conditions

With summer coming on strong, it’s nice to know some flowers like it hot. Here are some plants that keep on blooming when temperatures sizzle.

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Mountain Gardening: Simple and Stunning Solutions for Dry Shade

Growing a beautiful garden in dry shade isn’t as difficult as some gardeners think. Many colorful plants work in the shade of your Mountain region garden.

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Mountain Gardening: Groundcovers Solve Landscape Problems

Groundcovers are some of the hardest-working plants because they solve so many landscape problems. Here are six to add to your Mountain region garden.

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Mountain Gardening: Feed Your Spirit with a Tranquility Garden

Any landscape can become as peaceful as a traditional Chinese garden with a few essential elements. Here’s how to create a tranquil garden of your own.

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Mountain Gardening: A Colorful Patio Container Garden

Create a patio container garden that matches your style. Here’s how to select the perfect combination of colors and containers for a chic summer display.

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Mountain Gardening: Get Rid of Slugs

Slugs don’t look like they could threaten your garden, but these slimy creatures can cause a lot of damage. Here’s how to take the “ugh” out of slugs.

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Mountain Gardening: Hardy Spring Flowers Shake Off Snow

Spring gardening in the Mountain region can be challenging. Cold snaps and snowstorms spell the end to some spring flowers, but these hardy bloomers bounce back.

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Mountain Gardening: Curbside Garden for the Mountain Region

Do you have a bare and neglected curbside? Lowe’s garden contributor Jodi Torpey shares strategies for Mountain region gardeners.

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Mountain Gardening: 5 Tips for a Greener Landscape

'Green' sometimes means brown. Mountain Region blogger Jodi Torpey shares 5 tips for creating a natural and sustainable landscape.

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Mountain Gardening: 6 Steps to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

Spring cleaning isn’t just for indoor spaces. After a long winter, gardens need a good scouring, too. Here are six ways to prepare your landscape for spring.

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Mountain Gardening: Small-Space Vegetable Gardening

Are you eager to plant your own vegetables but think you need more space? Here’s an easy way to grow fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs just about anywhere.

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Mountain Gardening: Colorful Houseplants

Why grow ordinary houseplants when you can add a blast of tropical color and texture to your indoor garden? Here are vibrant plants that brighten any room.

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Mountain Gardening: 5 Easy Tips for Better Gardening

Fall is the ideal time for gardeners in the Mountain region to reassess their efforts and start planning for the next growing season.

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Mountain Gardening: A Great Rose for Mountain Gardens

If you could have only one perennial, what would it be? Lowe’s Mountain Region garden contributor shares her rosy pick.

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Mountain Gardening: Easy Garden Tips

Eradicate aphids, put grass clippings to good use, and start a container garden on the cheap.

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Mountain Gardening: Five Tips for Personalizing Your Garden

Gardens reflect the personalities of the gardeners who tend them. Here are five tips for personalizing your mountain garden.

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Mountain Gardening: Gardening Calendar

Wondering what needs to be done in the garden? Mountain Region contributor Jodi Torpey can help you time your tasks.

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Mountain Gardening: Spring Forward for Early Garden Color

Nothing lifts a gardener's spirits more than spring bulbs blooming after a long winter. Here are five species to plant now and enjoy later.

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