Home Greenhouses Topic of First Twilight Garden Series Class

If you’ve ever dreamed of extending your growing season with a home greenhouse, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension has just the class for you.

Residential Greenhouses: A Fun Way to Extend Your Season is the topic of the first class in the successful Twilight Garden Series, to be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 11 at Colorado States W.D. Holley Plant Environmental Research Center, 630 W. Lake St.

The class will be held outdoors and will feature:

  • Shane Smith, director and co-founder of the Cheyenne Botanic Garden, author of Greenhouse Gardeners Companion– Growing Food and Flowers in Your Sunspace, and gardening columnist for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle;
  • Ken Goldsberry, Colorado State horticulture professor emeritus and co-owner of Donath Lake Farm Nursery and Greenhouse, discussing What you need to know to maintain a proper greenhouse environment; and
  • a demonstration and viewing of a residential greenhouse by Nexus Residential Greenhouses. Additional information provided by Donath Lake Farm Nursery and Greenhouse and Fort Collins Nursery.

The Twilight Garden Series will continue July 2 with a class on landscape design and conclude Aug. 2 with a program on maintaining a healthy garden.

The series is sponsored by Colorado State Cooperative Extension, Colorado State department of horticulture and landscape architecture, the City of Fort Collins Community Horticultural Program and the Northern Chapter of Associate Landscape Contractors of Colorado.

The $5 registration fee covers all three sessions. For information, call Fort Collins CityLine at 493-2489, ext. 268.