Wanted to find my earlier blog as a reminder about winter and spring watering in the fabulous state of Colorado, but then remembered; one of the dead ones from myspace. Sigh.
Water your shrubs and trees, people! I know we're enjoying this 60 degree weather, but the trees and shrubs are so thirsty! My rule of thumb is if we have three days of 40 degree weather or warmer during the winter (which happens quite a bit) then water your trees. Brian and I have taken the Home Depot 5 gallon buckets, drilled a small hole in the bottom, filled them up and let them slowly drain out. This way, we know they're getting at least 5 gallons of water, and it's easy to move the buckets when they're empty. It takes a little more time, but if you have more than one bucket, it doesn't take too long!
Most people lose their plants to dehydration more than anything else. We've had a very dry winter, so keep the water coming!