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Category Archives: The Garden Buzz

Save the Date!

By Lucinda Greene, Horticulture Assistant/Master Gardener Coordinator Join Master Gardener volunteers from Arapahoe County and other Denver metro counties as they host the CSU Extension Exhibit at the 2020 Colorado Garden and Home Show. The theme of the exhibit is The Good, The Bad, and The Bugly and will feature larger-than-life specimens of our “good” […]

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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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Battling Japanese Beetles

By Lisa Mason This invasive beetle has two unique challenges: 1) Japanese beetles cause damage during the larval/grub stage in turf grass, and adults cause damage by feeding on a variety of landscape plants and trees, and 2) adult beetles feed on blooming flowers at the same time pollinators and beneficial insects are pollinating those […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Paula

The 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 Paula Szilard who has been a Master Gardener for nearly 20 years!  When did you join the Colorado Master Gardener program? “I became a Master Gardener in […]

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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.