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Category Archives: The Garden Buzz

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Autumn Yard and Garden Tips

By Judy Kunz, Colorado Master Gardener The first day of autumn is just around the corner. With cooler weather coming, this is an ideal time to get ahead of the chores or simply enhance the overall appearance of your outdoor space. A little time invested in the yard now will pay off when the snow […]

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It’s Autumn and Gardening Ain’t Over Yet

By Donnetta Wilhelm, Colorado Master Gardener I loved helping in my ‘Grandmother’s garden’, and she was an authority at growing dahlia, gladiolus, and begonia—all the old-fashioned, summer-blooming bulbs. Summer blooming bulbs burst forth in beauty after many of her annuals succumbed to the hot summer days. ‘Grandmother’s gardens’ were actually the informal, mixed flower gardens […]

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Fall Containers: Fun, Fresh and Fabulous

By Kathi Thistlethwaite, Colorado Master Gardener FALL…nature’s breathtaking display. Transitioning containers from summer to fall is easy, fun, and can be done with minimal expense. Begin by discarding spent annuals. Leave spikes, tall grasses, and spillers like vinca vine or sweet potato vine. Replace the annuals with any of the fall blooms suggested below and […]

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From the Hort Desk – All About Wasps – Part I

By Lisa Mason, CSU Extension Horticulture Agent It is September and you can feel the hint of autumn weather in the air. Autumn brings many joys like cool mornings, leaves changing colors, and garden harvests. One aspect you may not appreciate: Those pesky yellow jackets. You may notice that yellow jackets start to become more […]

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Garlic and…Baseball?

By Donnetta Wilhelm, Colorado Master Gardener Gardeners always like easy reminders for gardening chores. Here’s a simple one: plant garlic during the Major League Baseball World Series (October) and harvest garlic during the Major League All-Star Game (July). Hardneck varieties are known for the stiff neck, larger cloves and a flowering stem known as a […]

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2020 Native Bee Watch Citizen Science Project

By Sarah Viders, CSU Extension Intern “They won’t sting you,” my friend said. There were so many bees flying all around me on a hike through the woods. I screamed and ran back to the car, but two weeks later, I mistakenly sat on a bee, revisiting my fear. Everyone has a fear, right? I […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Gloria Huegel

Colorado Master Gardener℠ (CMG) volunteers are a dedicated group of individuals who are knowledgeable and passionate about sharing gardening, landscape, and horticulture education. This month we are highlighting Gloria Huegel. I joined the CMG program in 2014 and was fortunate to have amazing instructors and mentors. I’ve been interested in gardening for many years, and […]

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A Colorado Autumn

By Betsy Dickson, Colorado Master Gardener “Every leaf speaks bliss to me fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Bronte In this beautiful state, the colors of autumn are found in the forest, on a mountainside, in a meadow, on the edge of a valley and tucked below a cliff. The Colorado variety of topography gives […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Moody

Congratulations to Master Gardener Volunteer Debbie Moody for being chosen Arapahoe County Extension’s 2020 Volunteer of the Year! Debbie received the honor because of her dedication to the Master Gardener program, her leadership and her commitment to the education of both the public and her fellow volunteers, thereby fulfilling the mission and vision of the […]

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Sarah’s Science-Based Sustainability Video Series

Check Facebook Live videos of CSU Extension Intern, Sarah Viders sharing tips and tricks on leading a more sustainable life. She covers topics such as native plants, water conservation, recycling and more. You can catch her videos live on Fridays at noon through July 31 on the Arapahoe County Master Gardener Facebook page or watch […]

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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.