Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar

January 24, 2015

Creating a Habitat Garden

Lauren-SpringerObserving insects, birds and other wildlife that a garden attracts brings a new dimension of pleasure. Learn design concepts, gardening practices and some of the best plants to make your garden a good habitat for a variety of creatures.

Lauren Springer Ogden is well-known for her design work, writing and plant introductions. Her half-acre on the northwest edge of town is designated a Habitat Hero garden by Audubon Rockies.

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Start:
January 24, 2015 10:00 am
End:
January 24, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Cost:
$22

January 24, 2015

Colorado’s Complicated Climate

Dry winters, abrupt changes in temperature and summer hailstorms are regular features of area weather. Learn about micro-climates and how gardeners can capitalize on their own locations to buffer lawns and gardens from weather extremes.

Nolan Doesken is the state climatologist at CSU and has spent nearly 40 years monitoring climate trends and variations in Colorado.

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Start:
January 24, 2015 1:00 pm
End:
January 24, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
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Cost:
$18

January 31, 2015

Cold Frame/Season Extension

Learn how to frugally build a cold frame and successful growing techniques to ensure a bountiful harvest. Whether it’s made of straw bales or redwood lumber, a cold frame is a great way to start the growing season early or extend it into fall.

Chad Shavor is Garden Director of The Growing Project, promoting a strong, diverse food system to area residents through education and advocacy.

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Start:
January 31, 2015 10:00 am
End:
January 31, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$18

January 31, 2015

Pruning Shrubs with Confidence

Learn how to prune and maintain your own landscape with tips and tools from this class. We’ll discuss the best time of year to prune and trimming options for different types of shrubs. We’ll also cover tools to make the job easier and most efficient.

Robyn Dolgin is a longtime horticulturist and the owner of Wild Iris Living, a landscape design, consulting and maintenance company.

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Start:
January 31, 2015 1:00 pm
End:
January 31, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$18

February 7, 2015

Soil Basics for the Landscape

Learn basic soil properties and how to amend soil to create and maintain a healthy landscape. You’ll also learn soil management practices for Colorado landscapes and harmful or unnecessary practices to avoid.

Dr. Reeder was a longtime soil scientist with the USDA Agriculture Research Service and is an instructor for the Colorado Master Gardener Program and Denver Botanic Gardens.

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Start:
February 7, 2015 10:00 am
End:
February 7, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$18

February 7, 2015

Raised Bed Gardening 101

Learn how to start and easily maintain a productive, raised-bed vegetable garden. We’ll cover soil development, how to build raised beds, where to locate a garden, choosing crops and more.

Bryant Mason is the founder of The Urban Farm Co. of Colorado, a business whose mission is to make it as easy as possible for people to grow fresh, healthy food in their own backyard.

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Start:
February 7, 2015 1:00 pm
End:
February 7, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$18

February 14, 2015

Attracting the Right Insects

Learn what to provide (or eliminate) that will benefit certain insects and/or discourage others, including food for stages of an insect’s life, shelter and special needs such as water, mud, plant resins and more.

 

Dr. Whitney Cranshaw is a professor and extension specialist at CSU. His research includes pest management for Colorado vegetables, trees and specialty crops.

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Start:
February 14, 2015 10:00 am
End:
February 14, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$18

February 14, 2015

Growing Vegetables in the West

Learn techniques to create healthy conditions for growing vegetables in our semi-arid environment. You’ll also learn that gardens are part of a larger whole, including being a habitat for pollinators and other critters.

Jane Shellenberger is publisher/editor of Colorado Gardener and author of Organic Gardener’s Companion, Growing Vegetables in the West.

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Start:
February 14, 2015 1:00 pm
End:
February 14, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$18

February 21, 2015

Cut-flower Gardening

Plan a cut-flower garden that offers beautiful bouquets all summer long. Learn growing basics, from garden to vase, including how to choose and harvest flowers, and get post-harvest handling tips for long-lasting bouquets.

Kathy Hatfield is the owner of Raspberry Hill Farm, which grows specialty cut-flowers, seasonally and sustainably.

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Start:
February 21, 2015 10:00 am
End:
February 21, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$18

February 21, 2015

Pruning & Training Young Trees

Training trees when they’re young makes them healthier and stronger as they grow. Learn about various tree structures and how to prune and maintain a tree’s natural structure. We’ll cover tools and techniques, plus the basics of training fruit trees.

Tom Throgmorton, formerly “the garden guy” on KUNC radio, operates Throgmorton Plant Management, a landscape construction, maintenance & consulting company.

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Start:
February 21, 2015 1:00 pm
End:
February 21, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$18
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