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Monday, April 21, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Master Gardener’

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

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

Tips from Larimer Master Gardener

Tips from Larimer Master Gardener

Gardening Tips By: Kathy Roth Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County We are enjoying our earlier efforts in the garden—whether it is eating lettuce, spinach and snow peas or admiring our flowerbeds in full bloom.  Now the question becomes what can and should we be doing?  Here are some timely tips: The most efficient time to water the lawn is between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Continue to apply mulch on flower and vegetable gardens to keep plants ... Full Story

Gardening tips from Larimer County Master Gardeners

Gardening tips from Larimer County Master Gardeners

Gardening for all ages By: Shari Thomas Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Did you know that gardening is one of America’s favorite pastimes? Many people enjoy the benefits of being outside, growing their own food, and feeling a sense of accomplishment and purpose in their gardens. Gardening can also provide a way of socializing with others. Sometimes, however, gardeners experience physical or other challenges which limit their ability to pursue ... 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

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