The Twilight Garden Series features three programs on a variety of gardening topics, with an emphasis on practical information and an informal format. A variety of local gardening experts will serve as presenters. The series, consisting of three, two-hour workshops, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on June 6, June 20 and July 11 at the Colorado State University Plant Environmental Research Center, or PERC, at 630 W. Lake St. on the southwest side of campus. Reservations are not necessary.
The topics of first workshop on June 6 will be creative landscape design. Susan Dawson of Bath Nursery and Garden Center will speak on garden art; Zach Johnson of Colorado State’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture will discuss garden rooms; and Natural Area Education Coordinator Sue Kenny will cover how to create a backyard wildlife habitat.
On June 20, the night will be devoted to growing edibles. Fruit varieties will be covered by Cecil Stushnoff of Colorado State’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Vegetables (both new varieties and less-traditional varieties) will be discussed by Frank Stonaker of Colorado State’s Specialty Crops Program; and culinary herbs will be discussed by Sally Nelson of Fort Collins-based Windswept Farms.
Yard makeovers will be the topic of the final evening of the Twilight Garden Series on July 11. How to deal with old trees and shrubs will be covered by Jim Klett of Colorado State’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Perennial division will be discussed by Michele Probavaznik of Gardentender in Fort Collins and lawn renovation will be covered by Tony Koski of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.
The series is sponsored by Colorado State’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State Cooperative Extension and the city of Fort Collins’ horticulture program.
Admission to one workshop is $5 for a single event or $10 for the entire series; pre-registration is not required. Refreshments, snacks and door prizes will be given. Workshops are held outdoors, rain or shine, so participants are asked to dress appropriately for unpredictable weather.
For more information, call (970) 491-7019.