Fall Veggie Class

For all you die hard gardeners next month Larry Stebbins the director of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens (PPUG) will be giving a class entitled “Fall Veggie Class”.  This class is the first in a series of six classes Larry will present throughout the winter.  The “Fall Veggie Class”  will not only cover Fall Veggies, but also what worked and what did not work in the garden this year.

Just like the rest of the U.S. we have had some unusual weather to deal with this past summer.  First our May was cold and damp then came the heat in June followed by the rain in July.  It was a challenging year to be a Colorado Gardener.  Larry is a great speaker and just full of knowledge about growing vegetables here in Colorado.  The attached  flier provides all the information you will need to know to register and attend the class.


Open House Colorado Springs Utilities Xeriscape Garden

Looking to expand your gardening knowledge or keep those pesky deer from eating everything that you plant?  Come to the Colorado Springs Utilities Xeriscape Garden Open House starting May 19th and running through September.  The Open Houses will be conducted on the third Tuesday of every month through September.

All the classes are free and open to the public.  What to learn about Xeriscape Basics and not Zeroscape Basics?  The first class will teach how to work with our arid region here in harmony and still have a beautiful landscape.  Tired of the deer eating your plants?  Join us for “They Haven’t Eaten it Yet: Deer Resistant Plants”.

Check out the following  flyer for more information and we’ll see you there.

Open House

Colorado Springs Horticultural Art Society (HAS) Spring Plant Sale


Looking for that special shrub, perennials, or annual?  Come to the annual Colorado Springs Horticultural Art Society’s  (HAS) Spring Plant Sale.  The plant sale will be conducted from May 15-17 2009, Friday and Saturday 9:00-5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00-4:00 PM.  The location is the HAS Demonstration Garden at Cache la Poudre and Glen Ave. 

If you are looking for a bargain, and who isn’t these days, check out the Dug and Donated plants.  These are plants that fellow gardeners have dug up out of their gardens, repotted and donated to the HAS to sell.  You will find wonderful established plants at a great price.  For more information on the plant sale check out the HAS website at http://hasgardens.com/home.  The photo is from the HAS website.  I will see you there.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region Classes (GPPR)

Are you a novice, avid or master gardener?  Want to learn more about gardening in the Pikes Peak Region?  The CSUExtension in cooperation with the Colorado Springs Utilities are conducting Spring gardening classes beginning February 24th through May 21st at three different locations.

A number of the topics being taught are “Increasing Your Veggie Harvest”, “Perennials for Punch”, “Gardening for Birds/Courting Butterflies” and many more.  Learn about how to encourage butterflies into your garden.  Had trouble with that lawn last year?  Learn the techniques to having a wonderful lawn in our arid climate.  How about you that think since you live at such a high altitude you can’t have a vegetable garden.  It is a challenge, but let one of our Master Gardeners show you how.

The classes from February 24th-April 30th are presented at two different locations.  The Tuesday afternoon classes are presented from 2-4 p.m. at the CSU Extension office.  The Thursday evenings classes are presented from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Utilities Mesa Facility.  The classes from May 5th-May 21st are held at the Woodmoor Community Center in Monument.  Once again the Tuesday classes are presented from 2-4 p.m. and the Thursday classes are presented from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

For more information check out the registration form I have attached or call the Master Gardener Help Desk at (719) 636-8921.  The cost is $8.00 per class and can be paid for when you attend the class, but you must “Pre-register”.  Registration can be done by calling the Master Gardener Help Desk (719)636-8921.