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Thinking Ahead to Spring...

Are you considering rearranging or adding to your container gardens? Would  you like to tackle a larger landscape project? Contact me  to get the plans started now so you can take advantage of early spring sales at the nurseries!

Get Out!

It is hard to think of doing yardwork in January, but there are just a couple things you might want to do  now:

  • Water! Your woody trees and shrubs would especially appreciate a drink. For large trees, turn on your hose to a slow stream and set your timer for 20 minutes per tree.
  • Care for your house- plants. Houseplants are relatively dormant at this time of year, which makes it a good time to repot and prune them. Dust off their leaves by using a wet paper towel - don't use furniture polishing wipes on your plants.
  • Clean and sharpen your gardening tools. Clean and de-gunk your bypass pruners using sanitizing wipes. Sharpening your scissors, pruners and even your shovels with a file or hand grinder will make your work much easier this spring!

High Plains Landscape Workshop
You don't want to miss this one!

Learn beyond-the-basics gardening information from landscape professionals! Mingle with the professionals and other garden enthusiasts! Enjoy a variety of exhibitors and a silent auction! The Fort Collins' horticulture center, The Gardens on Spring Creek, presents the 10th annual High Plains Landscape Workshop on February 23rd, 2013. This one-day workshop for homeowners and professionals is designed to promote high quality, sustainable landscapes that reflect a sense of place in Colorado's northern Front Range.

This year's keynote speaker is David Salman, founder of High Country Gardens in Santa Fe, NM. A specialist in low-water use plants and xeric landscape design, David will present two of the four break-out sessions which focus on native and water-wise plants: "Flowering Perennials and Ornamental Grasses" and "The Beauty of Native Shrubs and Small Trees in the Water-wise Landscape."

Other speaker sessions include "Bringing your Garden to Life" presented by Sally Guthart and Anne Clark and "Fact or Fiction: Debunking Landscaping Myths" presented by yours truly, Stephanie Selig of Patio Plants Unlimited.

If that topic sounds rather familiar to you, it's because I have presented it on several other occasions - it's a fabulous topic and a really fun presentation! You don't want to miss this one!

The Gardens on Spring Creek website has much more information and a link to registration or you may call the Gardens directly at 970-416-2486.
Registration is $49 which includes lunch ($59 after February 1).

The Fort Collins Coloradoan featured an article on the High Plains Landscape Workshop this past. If you missed it, you can read it on the Coloradoan's website.

I hope to see you there!
Stephanie Selig
tel: (970) 988-3808