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The annual Twilight Garden Series returns to Colorado State University’s Trial Gardens this June 4 and 18, with topics that will appeal to aspiring green-thumbs and veteran gardeners. Topics of interest include “Best Lawn on the Block,” “Container Gardening” and “Garden Myths Demystified.”
“There are so many young and new people moving to Larimer and Weld counties that we wanted to have a boot camp for the first session,” says James Klett, professor of landscape horticulture, ornamentals and nursery management. “The second one is a little more advanced in the types of topics we’ll cover. They’re for the more seasoned gardeners, but anyone can come.”
The Twilight Garden series is offered annually by CSU’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Larimer County Extension and The Gardens on Spring Creek. Due to construction at the Gardens on Spring Creek, all sessions will be held at the Trial Gardens, across from the University Center for the Arts. The series is an outreach effort that illustrates CSU’s land-grant commitment to public education.
“The function of the trial gardens is research, teaching and outreach, and this is definitely outreach,” notes Klett. “We’re trying to broaden our audience – especially with newer homeowners who are struggling in this area, and let them know that Extension exists and that there’s help out there for them.”