CSU Twilight Garden Series Offers Three Summer Programs for Front Range Gardeners

Topics of interest to Front Range gardeners are the focus of the 2013 Twilight Garden Series, which will feature three informative presentations in Fort Collins in June. Issues addressed include water usage in a landscape, assuring a bountiful harvest and low-maintenance landscape plants.

The series is offered annually by the Colorado State University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture; CSU Extension; and the Gardens on Spring Creek, the City of Fort Collins community botanic garden. The Twilight Garden Series is an outreach effort that provides Front Range gardeners with research-based knowledge and strategies for success.

Each presentation will feature three guest speakers who are experts in their fields.

The Twilight Garden Series is open to the public. The presentations will be outdoors, rain or shine. Cost to attend is $10 per session, or $25 for all three sessions. Each program will begin at 6:30 p.m., with on-site registration preceding at 6 p.m. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

For more information about the Twilight Garden Series, call (970) 491-7019 or visit www.hla.colostate.edu.

The following presentations are scheduled:

June 4: Water: Waste Not, Want Not
At the CSU Plant Environmental Research Center, 630 W. Lake St., Fort Collins
Talks include:
– General Lawn Care–Tony Koski, Professor and Extension Turf Specialist in the CSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
– Just Plant Something –Jesse Eastman, Owner, Fort Collins Nursery, Fort Collins
– Watering Trees –Alison O’Connor, Horticulture Extension Agent, Larimer County Extension, Fort Collins

June 11: Assuring a Bountiful Harvest
At the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave., Fort Collins
Talks include:
– What is Ailing Your Veggies–Tamla Blunt, Extension Plant Clinic Specialist in the CSU Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
– Growing Veggies in Small Places–Mary Miller, Community Garden Outreach Coordinator, Gardens on Spring Creek, Fort Collins
– Summer Care of Vegetables–Carol O’Meara, Extension Agent, Boulder County Extension

• June 18: Low Maintenance Landscape Plants
At the CSU Plant Environmental Research Center, 630 W. Lake St., Fort Collins
Talks include:
– Hardy Cacti and Succulents –Panayoti Kelaidis, Director of Outreach, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver
– Meet the Natives –Mikl Brawner, Owner, Harlequin’s Gardens, Boulder
– Ornamental Grasses for the Masses – Jane Rozum and Jim Klett, Graduate Student and Professor in the CSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
 

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