by Irene Shonle, Gilpin County If you didn’t see it, the Smithsonian Magazine recently highlighted a study which was just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last month (Oct 2018) (http://www.pnas.org/content/115/45/11549).The Smithsonian’s headline was catchy:Ecologists have this simple request to homeowners:plant native.In it, they summarized
13.11.2018

Veteran's Day

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                                                                            Today is the day for all of us to say THANK YOU to all that have served to protect us and to keep us free.  And to tell them that we will not forget their service.  Several years ago, I had a Veteran, Steve, take our Master Gardener class.  Though he has many health issues from serving in Vietnam, he manages to work at
Posted by:  Jim Klett, Professor, Department of Horticulture and L.A., Colorado State University The following are some of our “Best Of” winners from the 2018 trials.  The complete list with photos can be found on our website flowertrials.colostate.edu.  Best of Show – Salvia ‘Big Blue’ from PanAmerican Seed  A later bloomer that is worth the wait was impressive with large flower
24.10.2018

Uses for Fall Leaves

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By:Sherie Caffey, CSU Extension-Pueblo County Horticulture Agent I don’t know about your neighborhood, but where I live we have fall leaves covering just about every yard right now!What to do with all of them?!Raking them into a pile to jump in sounds fun, or how about filling up a festive yard bag with a Jack O’ Lantern face on it?Or you could do something more useful with them.Believe
Posted by Carol O'Meara, Boulder County Extension Cue up some Edgar Winter, it’s time celebrate the birthday of one of our most iconic Halloween bad boys:Frankenstein.  Two hundred years ago, Mary Shelly published the story of the reanimated monster that’s shuffled and groaned its way into the pantheon of ghouls that define the season.Shelley shocked the world with her gothic horror
Painted Lady on Okra, Photo Credit:Linda Langelo Fall is a time when color abounds with the changing season and during that same time there are butterfly migrations.  September is a month where Painted Lady and/or Monarchs can be seen in high numbers.  Unfortunately, there high numbers are diminishing.  According to World Wildlife Fund and the Mexican government due to habitat destruction
by Amy Lentz, Weld County Horticulture Agent Each year, after the summer season ends and ski season begins, there’s a two to three-week window of color that shifts its way across the state of Colorado.During this short period of time, vibrant colors such as red, orange, yellow and purple will brighten up the sometimes-dreary weather, giving us one last show before winter sets in.I was
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