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February 13, 2016

Workshop: The Historic Cheyenne Station

05_Cheyenne_StationThe 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. In this workshop, Scott Skogerboe weaves together the facts and stories that came from this project in a storytelling style that is both unique and illuminating.

Scott Skogerboe has been the Propagator at Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery for the last 20 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.

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Start:
February 13, 2016 10:00 am
End:
February 13, 2016 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 13, 2016

Workshop: Cut Flower Gardening

06_Cut_Flower_GardeningIf you’re a serious cut-flower gardener, you’ll enjoy this class filled with details of what to grow and why. Find out what makes a good cut flower, how to choose a good variety, how to harvest and condition flowers for lasting vase life, and more. Kathy will share some of the tips and tricks that she has learned growing cut flowers for her business, Raspberry Hill Farm. See some of Kathy’s cut flowers on her website at www.RaspberryHill.Farm

Kathy Hatfield is the owner of Raspberry Hill Farm, a small family farm in northern Colorado that specializes in growing specialty cut flowers, seasonally and sustainably grown.

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Start:
February 13, 2016 1:00 pm
End:
February 13, 2016 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 20, 2016

Workshop: The Do’s and Don’ts for Building Soil-Health

07_Soil_HealthWhether your passion is lawn, flowers, trees and shrubs, or vegetable gardens, all gardeners have one thing in common: they want their plants to be healthy and thriving. But plant health is strongly dependent on soil health – if soil isn’t healthy, plants won’t be either. Dr. Jean Reeder discusses what soil health is, how to build and maintain it, and which management practices to avoid that degrade soil health.

Dr. Reeder is a self-described “soils geek”. She worked 30 years for the USDA Agricultural Research Service as a soil scientist conducting research studies on the properties of rangeland and disturbed-land ecosystems in Colorado and Wyoming. Since retiring, she works as a consultant for the CSU Soil Testing Lab and as a soils instructor for the Colorado Master Gardener Program and the Denver Botanic Gardens’Rocky Mountain Gardening certification program. Her passion these days is helping gardeners understand as much about their soil as they do about their plants, and how to manage soil health to achieve healthy landscapes.

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Start:
February 20, 2016 10:00 am
End:
February 20, 2016 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 20, 2016

Workshop: Seeing the Urban Forest through the Trees

08_Urban_ForestRob Davis, City Forester for the City and County of Denver will lead a discussion of proper tree selection, planting and pruning. This workshop will explore the big picture value of urban tree canopy from a City Forester’s perspective and help you understand what role you play in creating an urban forest.

RobDavisRob Davis is a Colorado native who has lived his entire life along the Front Range, and is a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Forestry Management. Mr. Davis is a certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture, a certified Nursery Professional through the Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association, and a certified pesticide operator through the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Rob’s past work experience includes managing the woody plant department atFort Collins Nursery, code enforcement for the City of Greeley’s Forestry Division, forester for the Town of Windsor, instructor of arboriculture at Front Range Community College, Westminster’s City Forester, and currently Rob is the City Forester for the City and County of Denver. This position places 75 thousand park trees under his direct maintenance responsibility and 2.2 million trees citywide under his regulation.

Rob is the current Past President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture representing New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. He is an active participant in the Emerging Pests in Colorado task force, and has served as an elected representative of the Front Range Urban Forestry Council to the Colorado Tree Coalition. Most recently Rob has been active with the Urban Tree Growth Symposium, Casey Trees Citizen Forester work group, and is in process of completing a metro-wide heat island tree canopy assessment with the United States Forest Service and UC Davis.

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Start:
February 20, 2016 1:00 pm
End:
February 20, 2016 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, 2016

Classic Fairy Gardening

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Make something ordinary extraordinary! With just a few houseplants, a miniature patio set, a pebble stone path and a little imagination, you can have your very own miniature fantasy world! Choose from common miniature plants including foliage and succulent varieties combined with a selection of mini garden accessories and materials to create your ideal tiny wonderland. These indoor gardens are perfect for anyone, young and old, looking for a touch of magic to add to their home.

This is a hands-on 90 minute class, ideal for parents/children or grandparents/grandchildren. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (One child per registered adult.)

Start:
February 21, 2016 1:30 pm
End:
February 21, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$35

February 27, 2016

Workshop: Making Meadow and Prairie Gardens

09_Meadow_Prairie_GardensEvocative and romantic, whether natural or planted–meadows and prairies are complex yet serene, full of bird and insect life, and at home here along the Front Range. Learn how to create such a garden, from practical start-up, planting, and maintenance to the best plants for various soils and moisture regimes. Contrary to common belief, these are not low-maintenance or simple gardens but with knowledge and the right plants, they can be among the most long-lived, sustainable, beautiful, and rewarding.

Fort Collins garden designer and author Lauren Springer Ogden’s public and private work embraces naturalism with a regional resonance. She has been experimenting with meadow and prairie gardens for 15 years, first at home and then with clients. Her books include Plant Driven Design and The Undaunted Garden. Her newest public project, the Visitors’ Center gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms, is becoming a popular spot for inspiration on the subject.

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Start:
February 27, 2016 10:00 am
End:
February 27, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$22

February 27, 2016

Workshop: How to Grow a 2,000 lb. Pumpkin

10_PumpkinsLearn how to grow giant pumpkins with techniques geared specifically for the Colorado region. This course includes a monthly breakdown from ground prep to harvest, proven local watering methods, and which fertilizers and insecticides to use. You will also learn about the history of the giant pumpkin and cover the topics of indoor greenhouse growing, seed breeding and genetics.

Pete Mohr is the president of the Northern Colorado Giant Pumpkin Growers and has 12 years of experience growing giant pumpkins in Colorado. His accolades include the Colorado state record holder for giant pumpkin (1306 pounds) in 2010 and the #2 all-time record for Colorado giant green squash (905 pounds), and has been pivotal in helping develop Fort Collins Nursery’s own Giant Pumpkin Contest(Our 2015 event was a blast!). Pete also holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Colorado.

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Start:
February 27, 2016 1:00 pm
End:
February 27, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$18

March 20, 2016

Classic Fairy Gardening

Red_Fairy_Bike_WEBClick here to register

Make something ordinary extraordinary! With just a few houseplants, a miniature patio set, a pebble stone path and a little imagination, you can have your very own miniature fantasy world! Choose from common miniature plants including foliage and succulent varieties combined with a selection of mini garden accessories and materials to create your ideal tiny wonderland. These indoor gardens are perfect for anyone, young and old, looking for a touch of magic to add to their home.

This is a hands-on 90 minute class, ideal for parents/children or grandparents/grandchildren. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (One child per registered adult.)

Start:
March 20, 2016 11:00 am
End:
March 20, 2016 12:30 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$35

April 17, 2016

Classic Fairy Gardening

Red_Fairy_Bike_WEBClick here to register

Make something ordinary extraordinary! With just a few houseplants, a miniature patio set, a pebble stone path and a little imagination, you can have your very own miniature fantasy world! Choose from common miniature plants including foliage and succulent varieties combined with a selection of mini garden accessories and materials to create your ideal tiny wonderland. These indoor gardens are perfect for anyone, young and old, looking for a touch of magic to add to their home.

This is a hands-on 90 minute class, ideal for parents/children or grandparents/grandchildren. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (One child per registered adult.)

Start:
April 17, 2016 11:00 am
End:
April 17, 2016 12:30 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$35

April 17, 2016

Classic Fairy Gardening

Red_Fairy_Bike_WEBClick here to register

Make something ordinary extraordinary! With just a few houseplants, a miniature patio set, a pebble stone path and a little imagination, you can have your very own miniature fantasy world! Choose from common miniature plants including foliage and succulent varieties combined with a selection of mini garden accessories and materials to create your ideal tiny wonderland. These indoor gardens are perfect for anyone, young and old, looking for a touch of magic to add to their home.

This is a hands-on 90 minute class, ideal for parents/children or grandparents/grandchildren. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (One child per registered adult.)

Start:
April 17, 2016 1:30 pm
End:
April 17, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$35
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