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Earthsky Tonight — April 2, 2010: Moon and Scorpius

Earthsky Tonight — April 2, 2010: Moon and Scorpius rise after Orion sets

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here is the waning gibbous moon near the star Antares in the southeast sky shortly after midnight on April 3. If you are looking for the moon on the evening of April 2, you won’t find it. The moon will not rise tonight until after the middle of the night – at about the same time that the constellation Orion’s bright star Betelgeuse sets in the west. Tonight, from about one after midnight until dawn, the moon will appear ... Full Story

Summer roses — Autumn hips

Summer roses — Autumn hips

Plant Select® Redleaf Rose (Rosa glauca, R. rubrifolia) Submitted by: Dr. James E. Klett Colorado State University:Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Redleaf Rose (Rosa glauca, R. rubrifolia) Medium-sized to large shrub Height: 6 to 8 ft. Width: 4 to 6 ft. Blooms: May to June Sun: Full sun to part shade Soil Moisture: Moderate to dry conditions; xeric Hardiness: USDA zones 3-9 (up to 9000’) Culture: Clay, sandy soil or loam Summer Roses – Autumn Hips If you are ... Full Story

Osteospermums & Diascia – great choices for now

Osteospermums & Diascia – great choices for now

Osteospermum or Diascia… wow –names like this sound like a foreign language lesson! These two actually are from another country – South Africa to be exact – but, surprisingly, are just the thing to plant here early in the season while temperatures are still cool. “Osteos or African Sun Daisies as they’re commonly called, produce many astoundingly colorful daisy flowers. You have probably seen them – white, pink, lavender, deep purple, reddish, and the very popular yellows or ... Full Story

Big changes coming for Berthoud’s Pioneer Park

The Parks and Open Space Committee meeting last week opened with a presentation P.J. DiPentino. He introduced Alan Wasson, who will be taking over as the director for the BMX track. DiPentino came to ask the committee to recommend some level of support from the town for track maintenance. He described the benefits of the track for the town and the number of hours he spent marinating the track. After questioning by Don Zook, DiPentino and Wasson narrowed their request to short term goals of town ... Full Story

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