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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

Master Gardeners get ready for winter

Gardening Tips By: Mitzi Davis Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Fertilize your lawn if it is a cool season grass like bluegrass, fescue or ryegrass, and help it recover from the stress of summer drought and heat. Apply a high nitrogen, water soluble, fertilizer at a rate of 1lb. of nitrogen per 1000 square feet. The first number on the bag is nitrogen (N) and is the percentage of nitrogen in the fertilizer.  If the first ... Full Story

Colorado Apples Are A Fall Favorite

Colorado Apples Are A Fall Favorite

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 apples are featured in our Tomato Apple Gastrique recipe. Available Now...Apples Colorado’s high altitude orchards feature warm days with intense sunlight and cool nights with mountain fresh air. This climate helps produce apples desired by consumers around the nation. ... Full Story

Berthoud Run/Walk Club 5K

Berthoud Run/Walk Club 5K

Smart Use of Fall Pesticides

Smart Use of Fall Pesticides

As fall approaches, homeowners and green industry professionals take steps to prepare landscapes for the winter. Leaves are swept away for composting or disposal, perennials and shrubs are pruned, hedges are trimmed, and pesticides are applied in anticipation of next year’s growing season. For professional arborists and landscapers, fall and early winter are an effective time to use pesticides, a broad term that includes products that kill insect pests andall also kill weeds ... Full Story

Welcome to Deadwood, Colorado!

Welcome to Deadwood, Colorado!

by Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care A common site this September are trees with brown leaves, early fall color, and dead branches. What is causing these maladies? Record cold October 2009 Many trees and shrubs were not ready for the second coldest October on record. In Denver, record lows were recorded on October 2, 9 and 10. The record low of 17 degrees recorded on the 10th froze many landscape plants. Dry winter The first quarter of 2010 was especially dry with only ... Full Story

Master Gardeners: garden green plus saving seeds

Master Gardeners: garden green plus saving seeds

  Green Gardening: Alternatives to Commercial Insecticides and Herbicides By: Kathi Taylor Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Organic or “green” gardening is the goal of many gardeners. However, with the abundance of moisture this spring and summer, weeds are popping up everywhere and potentially harmful insects are prolific—what’s a gardener to do? Before reaching for a familiar bottle, consider greener alternatives. Planting ... Full Story

Historical Archaeology Class in Loveland

Historical Archaeology Class in Loveland

  Class Announcement Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) Class Subject: Historical Archaeology Dates: Seven sessions: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 & 26 Times: 6:30 – 9:30 pm NEW Location: 1714 Topaz Dr., Suite 135 Farmers Insurance District office – 2nd floor conference room (Near the intersection of East Eisenhower Blvd and Boise Rd in Loveland , CO ) To register for the ... Full Story

Master Gardeners, Butterflies and more

Master Gardeners, Butterflies and more

Make Your Garden a Butterfly Oasis By: Anne Wuerslin Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Now is the perfect time of year for butterfly activity; these active and graceful pollinators seek the sweetness of late summer nectar-producing plants. Look around at purple butterfly bushes, yellow black-eyed Susan, coneflowers, asters and daisies and delight in the movement and lightness of these beautiful insects. If your garden lacks these ... Full Story

Photo Detective Unearths Photos of Revolutionary War

Photo Detective Unearths Photos of Revolutionary War Participants

By Claudia Todd-Young Maureen Taylor describes herself as a photo detective. Those of us who have read her book, “The Last Muster,” think of her as a modern-day dream weaver. In “The Last Muster,” Taylor has accomplished something that most of us hadn’t thought possible — a record of photographs and personal accounts of those who actually participated in the Revolutionary War. Readers may be forgiven for being somewhat skeptical upon first hearing of a collection of ... Full Story

Tips and Answers from Master Gardeners

Tips and Answers from Master Gardeners

Gardening Tips By: Mitzi Davis Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County 1. The CSU Annual Trial Gardens at College Avenue and Lake Street in Fort Collins are in full bloom! Don’t just drive by; take a walk through the gardens to see the latest in bedding plants, shade-tolerant flowers and plants that look wonderful in containers. Check out the new perennial beds, by the Center for the Performing Arts Building. For the best photos, plan your trip ... Full Story

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