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Thursday, November 27, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

Summer roses — Autumn hips

Summer roses — Autumn hips

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

Osteospermums & Diascia – great choices for now

Osteospermums & Diascia – great choices for now

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

League of Women Voters hosts orientation meeting

League of Women Voters hosts orientation meeting

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

Is He Dead? a Late Taste of Mark Twain

Is He Dead? a Late Taste of Mark Twain

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

Introducing Dianthus ‘Polar Coral’

Introducing Dianthus ‘Polar Coral’

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 is Opening

Main Street Station is Opening

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.

Earthsky Tonight relocated

The EarthSky feature is now located at the bottom left of the main page.

2010 Featured Woodies, Arrowwood Viburnum

2010 Featured Woodies, Arrowwood Viburnum

Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) By Keith Williamson, CCNP Little Valley Wholesale Nursery Arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) is a medium sized shrub that is native to North America from Maine to Florida, and as far west as eastern Texas.  The common name of arrowwood viburnum came about from the use of its straight young stems by Native Americans for making arrow shafts. In the garden, arrowwood viburnum has many features that combine to make it an exceptional ... Full Story

What was Johnny Appleseed up to?

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder Autumn is apple time across America — crisp fruit and sweet cider. The season may bring to mind that American folk hero Johnny Appleseed. You probably know him from the 1958 Disney film “American Legends,” which portrayed him as a young man traveling on the western frontier in the early 1800s, unselfishly planting apple trees for settlers to enjoy. But the true story of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, is somewhat ... Full Story

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