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    DIG IT — MASTER GARDENER TIPS FOR THE MILE-HIGH REGION : Roses

    The plant is so storied and noble that it comes with its own vocabulary. Someone who specializes in rose science is not a mere gardener, they are a rosarian. And one does not grow roses, one cultivates them

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    DIG IT — MASTER GARDENER TIPS AND VIDEO FOR THE MILE-HIGH REGION: Marijuana

    “There’s certain characteristics a person needs to have to do this properly,” Grabak said. “For one, attention to detail; two, consistency. As long as you have those two things ... you’re going to be able to do this as good as anybody else out there"

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    DIG IT — MASTER GARDNER TIPS FOR THE MILE-HIGH REGION: Container Gardens

    You’ve seen the successes here. Streets in Breckenridge brag with massive hanging planter baskets spilling with lush, stunning flowers. A neighbor’s front porch with radiant-red geraniums so big and healthy you wonder if she buries plutonium in the soil to get the effect

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    DIG IT — MASTER GARDENER TIPS AND VIDEO FOR THE MILE-HIGH REGION: Tomatoes

    Anybody can grow them, says master gardener Evelyn Alton. She’s one of Colorado State University gardening experts lending advice to Front Range residents who’ve never touched dirt with their own hands, as well as those veteran gardeners honing their skills

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    DIG IT — MASTER GARDENER TIPS FOR THE MILE-HIGH REGION: The Dirt on Better Dirt

    “Composting is not only a sustainable way to deal with food waste from the house, but it can also be rewarding to see that food waste become a health compost, which you then get to use in your own garden bed,” said Eric Hammond, horticultural agent for the Adams County Colorado State University Extension office

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    DIG IT — MASTER GARDENER TIPS FOR THE MILE-HIGH REGION : Herbs

    Colette Haskell, an Aurora-based horticulturist, has been the self-proclaimed “herb guru” at Nick’s Garden Center & Farm Market on South Chambers Road for more than a decade, providing both novice and expert herb growers with an ever-expanding arsenal of gardening tips and tricks

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    YOU CAN TOO: Rooms For Improvement

    It comes with the warm days and clear nights of spring on the Front Range: Time to fix up the nest. What seemed like the coolest idea ever a couple of years ago is now tired and begging for change. Mauve? Ouch. Change is closer and easier than you think

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    COLORADO SPIRITS: Cocktails That Are Eggstra Special

    That confidence with the egg often stops somewhere near that line separating our kitchens from our bars, though

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    EXIT STRATEGY: Hey, Watch This! Being A Spectator of Pro Sports Really Sucks

    Baseball is the athletic equivalent of those yellow-beaked “Drinking Birds” in novelty stores. The ones made of glass tubes and bulbs that bob a little farther toward a glass, finally getting its beak wet, and then the whole thing starts all over again. So fun.