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

Elton John Rocking Colorado Springs

th_100_6215-11Yesterday was a cold, blustery and snowy day, not a day for gardening.  The best thing my wife and I thought to do was go to a concert.  Actually, we had planned the concert for awhile, but after being cooped up in the house it was perfect.  Going to see Elton John perform was perfect medicine to help us out of our bored and dreary mood.

The show started at 8:00 Pm and ended around 10:45 Pm and Sir Elton John did not disappoint us and the rest of the sold out crowd at the World Area.  When we first arrived all we saw on stage was just his piano.  I thought to myself, no back up band?  I had not seen Elton John before, and I found out immediately he did not need a back up band.  From his instrumentals to his well known ballads he displayed the extraordinary talents that landed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Continue reading