Winter Workshop Series

February 19, 2011 1:00 pm
February 19, 2011 3:00 pm
Fort Collins Nursery
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, , 80524
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The Historic Cheyenne Station

by Scott Skogerboe

The USDA opened a horticulture station in Cheyenne in 1929 to test the multitudes of plants being brought back by plant explorers sent forth around the globe.  The focus of the Cheyenne Station was to test those from similar climates like Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, Eastern Europe and even to test the limits of plants from more hospitable climates.  They also tested hundreds of different fruit varieties to see which ones performed the best under our rigorous conditions, and made recommendations in 1963.

Scott Skogerboe has been the Propagator at Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery for the last 15 years where he grows 300,000 trees and shrubs every year for sale to nurseries from Casper to Albuquerque. Prior to going to work with his current employer, Scott was the owner of a small Nursery specializing in Fruit Trees and berries adaptable to the rigors of growing on the high plains of our region. Scott is a native of Fort Collins, and a graduate of Colorado State University with a B.S. degree in Landscape Horticulture.

Winter Workshops are held at Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St.
Call 970-482-1984 or 1-866-384-7516 or stop by to pre-pay and reserve your spot!

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