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Thursday, January 19, 2017

‘Variety’ Archives

Master Gardener: Top 10 weeds

Master Gardener: Top 10 weeds

Top 10 weeds found in yards and gardens By: Charleen Barr Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer Count Everyone has them—some more than others. Some we rarely see, some are expected every year. Some are poisonous, some are helpful. No matter what type of gardener, sooner or later they show up. What are they? Weeds! Below are the top ten found in yards and gardens: 10. Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense) is one of the most common weeds found throughout North America. ... Full Story

Wildfire Street Festival

Wildfire Street Festival

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Friday, August 20, 2010 7:00 – 11:00 p.m., 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). Our guest speaker for this Friday is Meinte Veldhuis, president of the Little Thompson Science Foundation, which operates the LTO. The title of his talk will be: "Finishing the Construction of the LTO.” Mr. Veldhuis will discuss the various construction objectives and challenges from the past 5 years, since the board of ... Full Story

Colorado Cantaloupe Ripe with Culinary Possibilities

Colorado Cantaloupe Ripe with Culinary Possibilities

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado cantaloupe is featured in our Sweet Chile Chicken and Grilled Cantaloupe Panini recipe. Available Now...Cantaloupe Rocky Ford melons are recognized for their sweetness. Colorado ranks 4th nationally in cantaloupe production. In 2009, Colorado produced more than 59 million pounds of ... Full Story

Annual Contest Searching for Agriculture Photographs

Annual Contest Searching for Agriculture Photographs

LAKEWOOD, Colo.--From an eastern plains cornfield under a stormy sky to a line of bikes parked in a western slope vineyard, Colorado agriculture is easily captured in pictures. The 13th annual “Colorado…it’s AgriCultural” photography contest is seeking entries as a way to celebrate Colorado agriculture. “Since the contest began in 1998, we’ve received hundreds of photographs representing every aspect of agriculture in the state, and it is always exciting to see the diversity of ... Full Story

Grand Prize of $5,000 Added for Top Pie in 2010

Grand Prize of $5,000 Added for Top Pie in 2010

Pie Baking Championship Rewards Pie Lovers at Colorado State Fair New Grand Prize of $5,000 Added for Top Pie in 2010 PUEBLO, Colo. – Pillsbury® is calling all pie lovers to enter a pie at the 2010 Colorado State Fair Pie Baking Championship. Kitchen creativity and passion for pie could earn participants a shot at a $5,000 national grand from the makers of Pillsbury Pie Crusts! To enter the 2010 contest, sign up with the Colorado State Fair and deliver any dessert pie using Pillsbury ... Full Story

Berthoud Artist Celebrates Milestone – Holds Contest

Berthoud Artist Celebrates Milestone – Holds Contest

Berthoud, CO,  Local artist Tyler Kennedy celebrated selling his 8000th print reproduction of his paintings on Thursday, May 27. To commemorate the milestone, he announced a contest to name his newly released painting. Tyler’s newest painting is a romantic piece featuring two barn swallows gliding above a blossoming plum tree (see attached), and can be personalized with names “carved” in a heart at the base of the tree. To submit an entry, email your title entry and contact information ... Full Story

Enjoy Broccoli at Breakfast

Enjoy Broccoli at Breakfast

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado broccoli is featured in our Broccoli Cheese Strata recipe. Available Now...Broccoli Good quality broccoli should have fresh-looking, light green stalks of consistent thickness. Bud clusters should be compact and dark green with some purple tinge.  Broccoli is low in fat and ... Full Story

Bunker Hill, 1775—What happened, why was it

Bunker Hill, 1775—What happened, why was it important

The Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775 was an important mile stone in the American Revolution, yet many people do not know what happened that day or the role it played in the revolution. Journalist Thomas Fleming was given an assignment to do a one page feature on the battle. He became so interested that he wrote a book, first published 50 years ago. A recent reissue of the book has come out just in time for our annual celebration of independence. You may read the authors experience in ... Full Story

CGNA Featured Plants

CGNA Featured Plants

Featured Annuals By Robin Boutilier Good Earth Garden Center Lantana camara ‘Bandana White’ and Cleome hybrid ‘Señorita Rosalita’ Cleome hybrid ‘Señorita Rosalita’ is a welcome new addition to my garden. In the past I had appreciated the height that cleome would lend to my borders, but found them difficult to work around. The sticky leaves, thorny stems, and the rather skunky scent of the old cleome varieties were reason enough for me to banish them from the garden. Enter ... Full Story

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