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  1. Long-Blooming Perennials for N. Colorado 1/20/18

    Long-Blooming Perennials for N. Colorado 1/20/18

    $22.00

    Available At The Door

    SOLD OUT

    Date: Saturday, January 20th
    Time: 10:00 am
    Cost: $22
    Experience Level: Beginner-Advanced
    Instructor: Lauren Springer-Ogden

    While we do not keep a waiting list for our workshops, you are welcome to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the workshop. If we have registered attendees who don't show up, seats will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.

    Course Description:
    When gardeners dive into the fascinating and diverse world of perennials, they are often disappointed to find that, unlike annuals, most perennials only bloom for a few weeks. Some perennials push that envelope. Learn about the long-blooming stars that flower tirelessly for over a month, often even longer. Get to know peak performers for every season and for various amounts of sunlight and moisture.
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  2. Soil Testing as Landscape Management Tool 1/20/18

    Soil Testing as Landscape Management Tool 1/20/18

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, January 20th
    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cost: $18.00
    Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced
    Instructor: Dr. Jean Reeder

    Course description:
    How much fertilizer should I add? Do I need to add some compost? Why are the leaves of my plants burnt?
    For all components of your landscape (veggie garden, tree and shrub areas, lawn, and perennial ornamental garden areas) a soil test is the best way to check the growing potential of your soil. It will guide you in determining which nutrients are deficient, and sometimes more importantly, which nutrient levels are excessive. The soil test will also tell you whether your soil's organic matter content is sufficient to support healthy plant growth; whether your soil is too salty; or whether your soil's pH is acceptable for the plants you want to grow. Come learn how to interpret a soil test report and how to use the data for making management decisions that promote the health of your landscape plants.
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  3. Getting Your Veggie Garden in the Ground 1/27/18

    Getting Your Veggie Garden in the Ground 1/27/18

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, January 27th
    Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cost: $18.00
    Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
    Instructor: Andrea Vanderbilt

    Course Description:
    Learn the steps of setting up a successful food-producing garden! From site selection to soil amending, irrigation, and layout considerations, we will untangle the mysteries keeping you from creating a thriving and productive garden and teach you the fundamentals of setting your garden up for success. Walk away with the knowledge you need to get your vegetable garden in the ground and get growing!
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  4. Growing in Northern Colorado 1/27/18

    Growing in Northern Colorado 1/27/18

    $18.00

    For Newcomers & Transplants
    Date: Saturday, January 27th
    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Beginner - Intermediate
    Instructor: Jane Shellenberger

    Course Description:
    The challenges of gardening at altitude in a semi-arid climate that´s prone to wild temperature swings and extremes can be daunting, especially for those who are new to the region. But there are advantages and opportunities too. Instead of trying to recreate the gardens of your former home, embrace the Rocky Mountain West! Create gardens in tune with your environment. Learn about xeriscape and growing beautiful, well-adapted plants in the right places, as well as building soil to grow delicious food in the veggie garden.
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  5. The Science and Culture of Coffee 2/3/18

    The Science and Culture of Coffee 2/3/18

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, February 3rd
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Beginner-Advanced
    Instructor: Dr. Sarada Krishnan

    Course Description:
    Coffee is an important agricultural commodity contributing significantly to the economies of many developing countries. Of the 125 species ofCoffea, the two main commercial species used in the production of the beverage areC. arabica (Arabica coffee) andC. canephora (robusta coffee). Arabica coffee accounts for about 60% of the total coffee production. Sarada will talk about the botany and production of coffee and the research she has been involved in.
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  6. Houseplant Care 2/3/18

    Houseplant Care 2/3/18

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, February 3rd
    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
    Instructor: Randy Meyer

    Course Description:
    Does houseplant care all seem like guesswork? It can if you don't get to know your plants, but there's really no mystery to keeping house plants healthy, and there's no such thing as a brown thumb, only a lack of know-how. Most houseplants are simply plants that once grew and thrived in tropical climates and/or in greenhouses. The "secret" to success with taking care of houseplants is to attempt to recreate the same ideal conditions as they would enjoy in their native habitat. Unlike their ancestors in the wild, house plants are completely dependent on you for their care.

    This class will cover houseplant basics like indoor plant lighting, watering, humidity, fertilizing, nutrition, grooming, diseases, pests, repotting, and orchid care.
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  7. Pruning Basics for Shrubs & Small Trees 2/10/18

    Pruning Basics for Shrubs & Small Trees 2/10/18

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, February 10th
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
    Instructor: Tom Throgmorton

    Course Description
    Pruning basics for shrubs and small trees to improve vigor and structural strength. The class will cover pruning basics, tools to use and timing. We will also discuss healthy pruning techniques and methods to maintain structural strength. Pruning is not a one-time fix all. It is an ongoing process continuing as plants grow and develop.

    Questions are encouraged and participants may bring pictures of their problem plants for advice.
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  8. Seeing & Thinking Like Landscape Designers 2/10/18

    Seeing & Thinking Like Landscape Designers 2/10/18

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, February 10th
    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Beginner-Advanced
    Instructor: Robyn Dolgin

    Course Description:
    Considering that everything in our interior and exterior environment affects us, it is important to pay attention to detail. In this class you´ll learn tips for pulling all the elements of your landscape together so it looks like it was designed with the big picture in mind vs. a more random approach.

    We will cover the importance of curb appeal and how the smallest things can affect your peace of mind and daily mood. The concepts of harmony and balance, the main guiding principles of Feng Shui, will also be addressed.
    Because most of our high impact plants are dormant six months of the year, a four season garden is essential for a beautiful, well rounded landscape. We´ll look at how to use the basic elements of design throughout the year for optimal aesthetics as well as bring in other concepts that add to the magical nature of your landscape.
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  9. Totally Terrific Tomatoes 2/17/18

    Totally Terrific Tomatoes 2/17/18

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, February 17th
    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Beginner - Advanced
    Instructor: Kathy Hatfield

    Course Description:
    Do you love the taste of tomatoes fresh off the vine? Are you overwhelmed by all the tomato variety choices? Do you want to grow special varieties not offered in garden centers? This class will answer these questions and will discuss transplanting and maintaining a healthy tomato plant, choosing the best varieties for our area and for your own garden, and how to grow tomatoes that actually taste the way tomatoes should!

    From starting seeds to harvesting, this class will give you lots of tips for a successful tomato season. Long-time gardener or newbie, if you love the taste of homegrown, vine-ripened tomatoes, then this is the class for you!
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  10. Native Plants: Bees Butterflies & Beauty 2/17/18

    Native Plants: Bees Butterflies & Beauty 2/17/18

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, February 17th
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
    Instructor: Pat Hayward

    Course Description:
    One of the greatest challenges to creating gardens that provide good habitat for bees, butterflies and other wildlife is to also provide beauty and garden performance for us humans, too. This workshop will provide in-depth information about the winning native selections from Plant Select. You´ll learn what makes these selections special, their native habitat and cultural preferences, how they were selected and tested, and how to use them in your own garden. A wide range of plants, from groundcovers to perennials and grasses, to trees, will be covered. New research into nativespecies vs. native plantselections will be also discussed, and we´re certain you´ll be pleased with the results. Plant Select´s latest book,Pretty Tough Plants, will be available for sale and autograph.
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