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Monday, December 22, 2014

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Master Gardeners, hedges to grasshoppers (again)

Master Gardeners, hedges to grasshoppers (again)

Hedges for Landscapes By: Dick Christensen Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Would you like to get away from it all in your own backyard? A hedge can establish private outdoor spaces enclosed by leafy textures. In the most complete sense of the word, a hedge is any barrier or boundary composed of plants or stone. A hedgerow refers to small fields separated by hedges. In Colorado, hedges usually are rows of bushes or small trees planted ... Full Story

Master Gardeners get ready for winter

Gardening Tips By: Mitzi Davis Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Fertilize your lawn if it is a cool season grass like bluegrass, fescue or ryegrass, and help it recover from the stress of summer drought and heat. Apply a high nitrogen, water soluble, fertilizer at a rate of 1lb. of nitrogen per 1000 square feet. The first number on the bag is nitrogen (N) and is the percentage of nitrogen in the fertilizer.  If the first ... 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

Gardening with Larimer Master Gardeners, June 14

Gardening with Larimer Master Gardeners, June 14

Salsa Gardens that Sizzle By: Charleen Barr Salsas can be spontaneous, combining a little of this and a little of that, but they are always tangy, zesty and full of color. Tomatoes and peppers are the basis for many salsa recipes and can be found in most gardens. These flavorful, heat-loving sun worshipers grow when the night temperatures are consistently 55 degrees or warmer. Paste tomatoes, such as 'Roma', are meatier, less juicy and richer in acid and sugar than standard tomato ... Full Story

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