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Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Lima Plaza Pollinator Garden is Underway!

By Lucinda Greene, Colorado Master Gardener℠ Program Coordinator The Lima Plaza Pollinator Garden is underway!  After several months dedicated to design, planning, development approvals, fundraising, and bidding the Colorado Master Gardenerssm in Arapahoe County are ready to start the planting the garden. Groundbreaking is set for 9/11/2019 at 8:00 a.m.  The Lima Plaza Pollinator Garden […]

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Silo Shares the Bounty

By Judy Kunz, Colorado Master Gardener℠ Give Master Gardeners some open ground, a few seed packets and a job to do and they’ll turn that space into a productive garden. That’s just what CSU Arapahoe County Master Gardeners have been doing since 2012 at Silo Park vegetable demonstration garden in Greenwood Village. In partnership with […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jeff Cole

Colorado Master Gardener℠ volunteers are a dedicated group of individuals that are knowledgeable and passionate about sharing gardening, landscape and horticulture education. This month, we are highlighting Jeff Cole! When did you join the Colorado Master Gardener program?  2012 Why did you join the program?    I have a degree in Biology and have always […]

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From the Hort Desk

By Lisa Mason, CSU Extension Horticulture Agent Part of the land grant university mission is to bring the latest research to our community and part of my job as an Extension Agent is to help facilitate that process. I want to share a recent experience I had on the front lines of research. In July, […]

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Plant Spring Flowering Bulbs in the Fall

by Carol Gilmore, Colorado Master GardenerSM September and October are the time to plant bulbs for beautiful spring blossoms. The bright colors of crocus in early spring, the nodding blooms of yellow daffodils and the vivid-hued tulips at Easter can only be enjoyed if these bulbs are planted in the fall. Photo by Carol Gilmore […]

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A Closer Look

By Donnetta Wilhelm, Colorado Master Gardener℠ Dragonflies and damselflies belong to the insect order Odonata. Odonata means “toothed one” in Greek which refers to the insect’s chewing mouth parts. There are currently 108 species of dragonflies and damselflies known in the state of Colorado. Dragonflies hold their wings horizontally and outstretched when they are resting, […]

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Fall Lawn Care

By Martha Kirk, Colorado Master Gardener℠ Mowing: Mow the lawn at the same height (2 ½” to 3”) all year; no need to mow shorter in the fall. Remove just 1/3 of the turf height each mowing. Core cultivation: Aerate the lawn early September to mid-October. Water the lawn 2-3 days in advance to soften […]

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.