Twilight Garden Series
Tuesday, June 12,
2012, 06:00 PM
Plant Environmental Research Center, 630 W Lake & The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave
Garden series includes three presentations
Topics of interest to Front Range gardeners are the focus of the 2012 Twilight Garden Series, which will feature three informative presentations in Fort Collins in June.
The Twilight Garden Series is open to the public. The presentations will be outdoors, rain or shine.
Topics and locations for the presentations are noted below. All workshops will be held at the Plant Environmental Research Center on the CSU campus (630 W Lake) or The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave.
For more information about the Twilight Garden Series, call (970) 491-7019 or visit CSU's Horticulture and Landscape Architecture website.
Sign up for all three classes!
- $5 per session
- $10 for all three sessions
- Programs begin at 6:30 p.m.
- On-site registration precedes program at 6 p.m.
- Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.
Issues addressed include:
- watering that’s both effective and conservation-minded;
- gardening in Colorado’s harsh conditions; and
- successfully growing fruit.
The series is offered annually by the Colorado State University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture; CSU Extension; and the Gardens on Spring Creek, a community botanic garden run by the city of Fort Collins.
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 following presentations are scheduled:
June 12 - Watering Wisdom (CSU Plant Environmental Research Center)
- 'Drip irrigation' – David Whiting, CSU Extension state coordinator for the Colorado Master Gardener Program and assistant professor in the CSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
- 'Sprinkler Adjustment' – Tony Koski, CSU Extension turf grass specialist and professor in the CSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
- 'Irrigation 101: How Much? How Often?' – Eric Olson, City of Fort Collins water conservation coordinator
June 19 - Challenges of gardening along the Front Range (CSU Plant Environmental Research Center)
- 'Weather patterns for the Colorado Front Range' – Nolan Doesken, senior research associate in the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science
- 'Soil amendments' – Jean Reeder, Colorado master gardener and retired U.S. Department of Agriculture agricultural research service specialist
- 'Surefire perennials' – Jim Klett, CSU Extension landscape horticulture specialist and professor in the CSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
June 26 - Fanciful fruit (Gardens on Spring Creek)
- 'Space-saving espaliers: Pruning fruit trees for small spaces' – Tom Throgmorton, Throgmorton Plant Management
- 'Fruit trees for the Front Range' – Scott Swartzendruber, Fort Collins Nursery
- 'Big Doin’s with Small Fruit' – Sue Oberle, On the Vine Urban Farm and CSA
Event Contact: Tracy Smith-Jones can be reached at (970) 491-0877
Sponsored by the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.