Horticulture Topics

Garden at Wilcox and Third Street, Castle Rock, CO.

High-Altitude Gardening

Douglas County altitudes range from 5,000 to 8,000 feet and soils are typically heavy clay or sandy. Growing a successful garden may seem daunting to the newcomer.

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Timely Tips

Master Gardeners provide useful information to help your gardening efforts all year long.

CSU Extension Information

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Yard and Garden

Lawn Irrigation Self Audit,Lawn Check, Planttalk, Plant Select, Master Gardener, Native Plant Master.


Pest Management, Western Colorado Entomology, Bugs and Spiders.

Horticulture Publications

Publications about basic gardening.

Gardening Basics

Soil Ammendment, Container Gardening, Growing from Seed, Houseplant Care, Landscaping and Xeriscaping.
Farm Management


Perennial and Annual Gardening, Rock Gardens, Roses, Bulbs, Mountain and Wild Flowers, Edible Flowers.
Publications about fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and Vegetables

Fertilizing Gardens and Trees, Storing Produce, Currants, Gooseberries and Jostaberries, Saving and Storing Seeds.
Publications about trees and shrubs

Trees & Shrubs

Native Trees and Shrubs, Diseases, Fruit Trees, Evergreen and Deciduous Trees and Shrubs.
Publications about yards, lawns, and landscaping.


Ground Covers, Lawns, Ornamental Grasses, Irrigation, Sustainable Landscaping and Composting.
Publications about insects.


Household, Yard, Fruit, Flower and Garden Insects. Includes information about beneficial insects and general insect control.

Updated Thursday, May 05, 2016