Gardeners of any ability can learn from professionals during the annual Twilight Garden Series, a series of three programs on a variety of gardening topics, with an emphasis on practical information and an informal format.
The series, consisting of three, two-hour workshops, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, June 17, and July 1. The workshops on June 3 and July 1 will be held at the Colorado State University Plant Environmental Research Center at 630 W. Lake Street on the southwest side of campus. The June 17th workshop will be held at The Gardens on Spring Creek, at 2145 South Centre Avenue in Fort Collins. Reservations are not necessary.
The topics of the first workshop on Tuesday, June 3, will center on proven food crops. "Vegetable Gardening & Proven Varieties" will be presented by Frank Stonaker from Colorado State’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Design; "Best Herbs for Northern Colorado" will be presented by Jeff Sorensen with Rabbit Shadow Farm; and "Growing Fruit Crops Top Picks" will be presented by Scott Skogerboe with Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery. This series and workshops will be presented at CSU Plant Environmental Research Center on 630 West Lake Street.
The workshops on Tuesday, June 17 will cover xeric choices with "Meet the Natives, Not all Natives are Xeric" presented by Phil Phelan of Bath Nursery and Garden Center; "Xeric Tree and Shrub Choices" covered by Ken Kawamura with The City of Windsor; and "Winter Hardy Succulents" discussed by Gwen Kelaidis. This series will be presented at The Gardens on Spring Creek at 2145 South Centre Avenue in Fort Collins.
On July 1, the workshops will focus on general landscape care. "Organic Lawn Care" will be discussed by Tony Koski, a professor in Colorado State’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture; "Tree Care" will be presented by Josh Fine of Fine Tree Service; and Michell Provoznik of Fort Collins Gardens on Spring Creek will cover "Perennial Division and Care." This series will be presented at CSU Plant Environmental Research Center on 630 West Lake Street.
This series is sponsored by Colorado State’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State Extension and the City of Fort Collins’ Horticulture Program.
Admission 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 or www.hla.colostate.edu.