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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

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 ... Full Story

Moose near Johnson’s Corner on the Summer Solstice

Moose near Johnson’s Corner on the Summer Solstice

By Tyler Kennedy On my drive down I-25 to work this morning, I saw something you don’t regularly see on the plains, a bull and cow moose galloping alongside the interstate. Today is the summer solstice (the apex of sunlight during the year), and I knew something was special as I prepared iced tea and a game of Bocce Ball for our solstice party at the company where I work – Solstice Arts. As I was pulling off at the Johnstown exit near Johnson’s Corner, I noticed two ... Full Story

“Your Garden Show,” an Online Garden

“Your Garden Show,” an Online Garden Community

Gardeners, find inspiration, grow a garden and share with others Denver, CO.  YourGardenShow.com , the world’s first social media platform dedicated to gardens and their cultivators, launches from its San Francisco headquarters after two years in the making. This interactive website features an expansive 6,000 vegetable database developed by Cornell University (778 varieties of tomatoes!) and a 5,900 ornamental plant database powered by Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the oldest ... Full Story

Gardening with Larimer Master Gardeners, June 18

Gardening with Larimer Master Gardeners, June 18

More Gardening Resources in Fort Collins and the Surrounding Vicinity By: Susan Perry Those of us gardeners who are fortunate enough to live in northern Colorado are surrounded by an abundance of gardening resources. Besides information from Colorado State University (CSU), we are fortunate to have additional resources in Fort Collins, Loveland and Berthoud. Among these are the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden at the City of Fort Collins building, the Gardens at Spring Creek, the ... Full Story

Great Golf, The LTO Open

Great Golf, The LTO Open

The Little Thompson Observatory in Berthoud is hosting the LTO Open Golf Tournament on Saturday July 17, 2010 at Twin Peaks Golf Course in Longmont. The format is 4 person teams, best ball. The event starts at 8:00 AM with check-in beginning at 7AM.  Mulligan’s and putting string are available at extra cost. Single golfers are welcome too; tournament organizers can help place you on a team. The tournament is a fund raiser to support the final phase of expansion which includes bringing ... Full Story

Wildfire Summer 2010 Mural Project

Wildfire Summer 2010 Mural Project

Building on the tradition of murals in Berthoud and a desire to offer local students an opportunity to work side by side with a professional artist to install a new public art piece for the community, Wildfire Community Arts Center announces the Summer Mural Project. The local non-profit arts center is looking for 10-12 motivated high school students to be apprentice muralists. The team will be under the leadership of Anita Yeh Norrie, a Berthoud resident, who is a professional artist. ... Full Story

Stop the Japanese Beetle

Stop the Japanese Beetle

  Stop the Japanese Beetle How property owners can help. LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Thirty-five states to the east of Colorado are currently considered infested or partially infested with Japanese beetle; the Colorado Department of Agriculture is providing valuable tips to homeowners to help protect their property. The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is an insect pest that is not native to Colorado and can cause significant damage to landscape plants, turfgrass, and fruit trees. ... Full Story

Featured plants from the CNGA

Featured plants from the CNGA

Featured Annuals By: Susan Stauber Ball Seed Horticulture Gomphrena ‘Fireworks’ and Vinca ‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’ Are you looking to create some fireworks in your garden this year? Look no further than the new introduction Fireworks Gomphrena! This vigorous, tough-as-nails plant has proven to be a sparkling gem in the landscape. ‘Fireworks’ is drought-tolerant and low-maintenance. With its bright yellow anthers poking out of long-lasting hot pink flowers, the flowers ... Full Story

Gardening with Larimer Master Gardeners, June 14

Gardening with Larimer Master Gardeners, June 14

Salsa Gardens that Sizzle By: Charleen Barr Salsas can be spontaneous, combining a little of this and a little of that, but they are always tangy, zesty and full of color. Tomatoes and peppers are the basis for many salsa recipes and can be found in most gardens. These flavorful, heat-loving sun worshipers grow when the night temperatures are consistently 55 degrees or warmer. Paste tomatoes, such as 'Roma', are meatier, less juicy and richer in acid and sugar than standard tomato ... Full Story

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