Ahead to Spring...
rearranging or adding to your container gardens? Would
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!
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
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.
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
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!
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
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
I hope to see you there!
tel: (970) 988-3808