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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Larimer County’

Master Gardeners, Butterflies and more

Master Gardeners, Butterflies and more

Make Your Garden a Butterfly Oasis By: Anne Wuerslin Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Now is the perfect time of year for butterfly activity; these active and graceful pollinators seek the sweetness of late summer nectar-producing plants. Look around at purple butterfly bushes, yellow black-eyed Susan, coneflowers, asters and daisies and delight in the movement and lightness of these beautiful insects. If your garden lacks these ... Full Story

Tips and Answers from Master Gardeners

Tips and Answers from Master Gardeners

Gardening Tips By: Mitzi Davis Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County 1. The CSU Annual Trial Gardens at College Avenue and Lake Street in Fort Collins are in full bloom! Don’t just drive by; take a walk through the gardens to see the latest in bedding plants, shade-tolerant flowers and plants that look wonderful in containers. Check out the new perennial beds, by the Center for the Performing Arts Building. For the best photos, plan your trip ... Full Story

Citizens report on prop 101 and amendments 60 and 61

The Loveland Citizens' Finance Advisory Commission submitted their report on the proposed ballot issues at Tuesday's council meeting. The commission is appointed by the Loveland City Council to participate in a review of the budget, evaluate all financial policies and report its findings to the council. The nine member commission delivered a comprehensive report on the effects of the ballot initiatives, Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101. The report, though designed for Loveland, is a ... Full Story

September Guided Hikes and Programs in Larimer

Guided Hikes and Events   Saturday, September 11, at 8:00 a.m. “Snake, Rattle, and Roll – Plains Rattlesnakes” Love them or hate them, rattlesnakes are a sign of a healthy foothills landscape. Come to Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off of Hwy 34,  to learn how we can coexist with these highly specialized and often misunderstood creatures. Program is free.  Hike rating: easy.  Please bring water for the trail and ... Full Story

Master Gardener: Top 10 weeds

Master Gardener: Top 10 weeds

Top 10 weeds found in yards and gardens By: Charleen Barr Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer Count Everyone has them—some more than others. Some we rarely see, some are expected every year. Some are poisonous, some are helpful. No matter what type of gardener, sooner or later they show up. What are they? Weeds! Below are the top ten found in yards and gardens: 10. Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense) is one of the most common weeds found throughout ... Full Story

Master Gardeners, ground cover and more

Master Gardeners, ground cover and more

GROUND COVERS By: Dick Christensen Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Turfgrass is arguably Colorado’s best-known ground cover, but it is not ideally suited to all locations. Deep shade, steep slopes, and areas with exposed tree roots may be good places to establish other plants, such as low-growing perennial ground covers. From a purely practical point of view, ground covers offer alternatives to turf in hard-to-mow sites and reduce the ... Full Story

My fellow liberty loving citizens!

My fellow liberty loving citizens!

Carl Bruning, a close and trusted friend of mine, is running for sheriff of Larimer County with the sole purpose of defending our Constitutional rights from all threats foreign and domestic. He has made a personal promise to me that he will do everything within his power as sheriff to defend our liberties from an ever encroaching federal government. Carl has also been endorsed by the likes of Tom Tancredo, former sheriff Richard Mack, the Republican Liberty Caucus, as well as the Rocky ... Full Story

County Commissioners to Ask the Public about Medical

Larimer County, Colorado – The Board of Larimer County Commissioners (BCC) will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 23 at 6:30pm  to allow for public comment on whether a decision to ban or regulate businesses that sell medical marijuana should be made by the BCC or put to a public vote. The hearing will take place in the Hearing Room, 1st floor, at the Larimer County Courthouse Offices Building, 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins.

Larimer Master Gardeners on deadheading and

Larimer Master Gardeners on deadheading and grasshoppers

  The Art of deadheading By: Charleen Barr Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Many gardeners do not realize deadheading is an art rather than a chore. Some chores that are tedious for one gardener may seem pleasant to another, but deadheading flowers just requires a positive attitude. When deadheading, gardeners are tending their garden in a most intimate way. Deadheading a flower refreshes a plant’s appearance, controls seed dispersal, ... Full Story

First West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes of 2010

First West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes of 2010 confirmed in Larimer County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mosquitoes from one trap in southeast Fort Collins have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to officials at the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. The mosquitoes were collected the week of July 19 – 23. “The numbers of Culex mosquitoes, the kind that carry West Nile virus, are increasing rapidly in this hot weather,” said Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, director of the Larimer County Department of Health and ... Full Story

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