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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Extension Service’

Gardening with The Masters

Gardening with The Masters

  Things that go bump in the garden: Bats, snakes, and toads Gardening Article By: Kathie Hopkins Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Bats: The often maligned bat is a gardener’s best friend! The North American bat species are nocturnal mammals that devour more bugs than birds and bug zappers combined, and they do not suck blood from animals or humans. They specifically search out night-flying insects, such as moths and mosquitoes and a bat ... Full Story

Gardening with the Master Gardeners

  Gardening Tips By: Nika Reininger Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County   Tips for increasing biodiversity in residential landscapes: As Colorado’s human population continues to grow, maintaining areas of biodiversity becomes an increasingly important focus of conservation efforts. Biodiversity, or a variety of plant and animal species living in the same area, is a characteristic of healthy and sustainable landscapes. While critical ... 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

When to Plant Your Vegetables

By: Kathy Roth Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Growing your own vegetables allows you to truly understand what “fresh” means. Even if you have a small garden area, or plant your veggies in containers (like I did on my apartment balcony back in the ‘80s), you can reap the rewards of homegrown produce. Growing vegetables in Colorado necessitates understanding that we have challenges—temperature swings, cold spring winds, a short growing season, ... Full Story

GROW-CAB’-U-LAR-Y, an Introduction to gardening

GROW-CAB’-U-LAR-Y, an Introduction to gardening terms

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

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