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Friday, August 22, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

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

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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Master Gardeners, ground cover and more

Master Gardeners, ground cover and more

GROUND COVERS By: Dick Christensen Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Turfgrass is arguably Colorado’s best-known ground cover, but it is not ideally suited to all locations. Deep shade, steep slopes, and areas with exposed tree roots may be good places to establish other plants, such as low-growing perennial ground covers. From a purely practical point of view, ground covers offer alternatives to turf in hard-to-mow sites and reduce the ... 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 ... Full Story

Larimer Master Gardeners on deadheading and

Larimer Master Gardeners on deadheading and grasshoppers

  The Art of deadheading By: Charleen Barr Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Many gardeners do not realize deadheading is an art rather than a chore. Some chores that are tedious for one gardener may seem pleasant to another, but deadheading flowers just requires a positive attitude. When deadheading, gardeners are tending their garden in a most intimate way. Deadheading a flower refreshes a plant’s appearance, controls seed dispersal, ... Full Story

Berthoud Library youth events

Berthoud Library youth events

See the Recorder Calendar for Family Movie listings, Creativity Club starts on Tuesday, August 3 for ages 11 and up. Writers, poets, artists, photographers, scrap bookers, & crafters! Come help us make books! Learn about the publishing process, as creative friends join together to explore each other’s various talents for collaborative books! Storytime is taking a break in August. the program will resume on Wednesdays in September.

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 ... Full Story

Help Berthoud history come alive by volunteering

Help Berthoud history come alive by volunteering

Join the Berthoud Historical Society July 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McCarty Fickel House (645 7th Street, Berthoud) for the Volunteer Fair! Discover the fantastic opportunities available with the Berthoud Historical Society, the McCarty-Fickel House Museum and the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum! In the past, volunteers have served as tour guides and museum docents, sharing Berthoud history with visitors. Other volunteers have served as catalogers and researchers, event ... Full Story

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