CSU offers fall gardening seminars beginning Aug. 18

Usually held in early summer, Colorado State University’s annual Twilight Garden Series will take place on three Tuesdays in August and September this year. The series will cover a number of issues of interest to local gardeners including:

Aug. 18
• Fall Planting Trees and Perennials

Sept. 1
• Food Harvesting and Preservation
• Winterizing Turf

Sept. 15
• Fall Color Shade Trees
• Digging and Planting Bulbs

Both the Aug. 18 and Sept. 15 sessions will take place at newly-built CSU Horticulture Center located at 1707 Centre Ave. The Sept. 1 event will take place at Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave. Those attending on Aug. 18 will have the opportunity to take a tour of the new CSU Horticulture Center.

“The Twilight Garden Series is one of our prominent outreach efforts with the City of Fort Collins Horticulture Program which provides current horticultural information to the community,” said Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Professor and Extension Landscape Horticulturist James Klett. “Many sessions are demonstrations and ‘show and tell’ to help community members become better informed about horticulture topics and be more successful gardeners.”

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 run from 6 – 7:30 p.m., with on-site registration preceding from 5:30 – 6 p.m. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

For more information about Twilight Garden Series, call (970) 491-7019.