By: Charleen Barr Colorado Master Gardener in Larimer County No, it is not a spelling test! Gardening terms are important to know. They help us understand the workings of a garden. Sometimes we can be confused, even overwhelmed, by the many gardening specific words and terms used by those who are regularly engaged in fooling around with earth and its bounty. Perhaps a brief introduction to a few often used terms found in magazines, brochures, and at garden nurseries will help in ... Full Story
2010 Featured Perennials – Pennywise Perennials Brunnera macrophylla Submitted by: Harriett McMillan, CCNP Echter’s Garden Center Siberian Forget-Me-Not (Brunnera macrophylla) An outstanding treasure of the plant world that few know about is Brunnera macrophylla. This azure blue flowered plant is one representative of Forget-Me-Not hence the common name Siberian Forget-Me-Not. Brunnera is native to West Caucasus and Siberia and was ... Full Story
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 ... Full Story
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 ... Full Story
As part of the 90th birthday celebration of the national League of Women Voters, the Larimer County League chapter will host a morning coffee for those interested in learning about the organization. The coffee will be held on Saturday, April 10, from 10 am to noon at Lynn Young’s home, 950 Southridge Greens Blvd., #17, in Fort Collins. The League of Women Voters (LWV), a nonpartisan political organization that works to improve our system of government and impact public policies through ... Full Story
OpenStage Theatre presents a fast-paced, art-world farce Fort Collins, Colo. – For something that’s lain dormant more than a century while gathering dust in archives, Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? has a remarkably sprightly step. Written in 1898, the great American author’s play was never published or produced until a researcher found it mothballed in the academic archives at the University of California, Berkeley. With a contemporary adaptation by David Ives, it subsequently ... Full Story
Another Cool Hardy Plant By Betsy Kelson Jared’s Nursery & Garden Center SPRING IS HERE!!! Well, at least it is according to the calendar. And color starved gardeners of the Front Range can start creating or adding to their flower gardens and containers now. This spring, be on the lookout for Dianthus F1 Polar Coral. Voted Best DIANTHUS in 2009 at the Colorado State University Trial Gardens in Fort Collins, this dianthus survived the three hailstorms suffered by the area last ... Full Story
Main Street Station, formerly doing business as J. B. Clymer’s will open at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 18 for breakfast. They have refurbished the former Abeyta’s restaurant and will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner without a liquor license until their license is approved at the Town Board meeting on Tuesday, March 23.
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