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Twilight Garden Series to Feature Local Gardening Experts

June 6, 2011

Gardeners of any ability can learn from professionals during the annual Twilight Garden Series, a series of three programs that emphasize practical information delivered informally on a variety of gardening topics.

Larimer County Master Gardener Harry Love planting a tree.The series consists of two-hour workshops held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 and June 28. The workshop on June 21 will be held at Colorado State’s Plant Environmental Research Center at 630 W. Lake Street on the southwest side of campus. The June 28 workshop will be held at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 S. Centre Ave. in Fort Collins. 

Wonderful world of woody plants

The workshop on June 21 will focus on the wonderful world of woody plants. Alison Stoven O’Connor, CSU Extension agent in Larimer County, will cover planting trees and Jim Klett, professor in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, will discuss some trees especially suited for areas along the Front Range. David Whiting, also with the department, will talk post-planting tree care. 

Accessorizing the garden

On June 28, the “Accessorizing the Garden” workshops will feature the new Outdoor Teaching Kitchen at the Gardens at Spring Creek. David Doyle from Summit Lawn and Landscape will give a talk on designing landscape lighting. Joanie Schneider from Sustainescapes Landscaping will cover garden accents, and Zak George from Zak George Landscaping will discuss using pavers and stone in home landscapes. 

The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

The Twilight Garden Series is sponsored by Colorado State's Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State Extension and the Gardens on Spring Creek. 


Registration will be held on-site from 6-6:30 p.m., and the programs will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for a single event or $10 for the entire series. Refreshments and door prizes will be handed out. Workshops are held outdoors, rain or shine, so participants are asked to dress appropriately for unpredictable weather.  

For more information, call (970) 491-7019 or visit

Contact: Jim Beers
Phone: (970) 491-6401