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Friday, October 31, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘garden’

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Cold Frames Part 1: What They Are and Why Use Them Have you ever grown so many carrots, lettuce, spinach, onions or beets that you can’t eat them all by the time cold weather arrives? Don’t want to freeze, can or pickle? Or maybe you haven’t had enough of your fresh, home-grown produce …. Well, a cold frame might be an answer to consider. A cold frame is a low-tech ... Full Story

Jenny McCarty Garden plant sale

Jenny McCarty Garden plant sale

This Saturday, May 15, the volunteer gardeners at the McCarty-Fickel house will  be having a garden plant sale at the historic home. The sale is from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds from the sale go to maintaining and restoring the landscape and garden to its original design in accordance with the 1916 landscape design plans that were found at the museum last winter. See below for a copy of the plans along with the plant list. There are over 1000  heirloom plants. Sale Itmes ... 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

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

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