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Here are dozens of garden plants that deer and rabbits will turn up their noses at - The Denver PostTuesday, January 30, 2018
He says the products come in the form of both spray and granules. Certain types also discourage deer.Harriett McMillan, horticulture specialist at Echter’s Nursery & Garden Center, in Arvada, says the nursery gets a lot of customers looking for a remedy for the rabbit invasion.“(Rabbits are) especially in the western suburbs, even down in Littleton,” she says. “All over the city, there are lots of rabbits.”McMillan also recommends repellents as a tool.“One of the very popular ones is based on fox-urine granules,” she says. “The predator scent of a fox can be a deterrent. (Others are) herbal oils, clove oil, blood meal, garlic. Once they taste it, they’re not going to go back.”Plants that rabbits hateAnother strategy is to plant perennials and some annuals, such as Zinnias, that rabbits don’t like. As you may have gathered from the discussion on repellents, rabbits have sensitive noses. Plants with a strong scent, especially those that have an earthy, herbaceous aroma often don’t pass the rabbit smell test.Echter’s has available several handouts that describe strategies for dealing with rabbits and other pests. For those choosing plants for the garden, one tip is doing plant-by-plant tryouts — planting one of a plant variety and checking it the next couple of mornings. If it hasn’t been unearthed and eaten, it’s probably safe to plant more of the same.Another handout runs down plants that rabbits love and hate.Some of the plants it calls “salad-bar specials for rabbits.” Those include tulips, pansies, irises, petunias and fennel. Plants that rabbits dislike include lavender, penstemon, artemesia, hyssop, sages, shasta daisy, gaillardia, common butterfly bush, blue mist spirea and columbine.“A lot of them I find are going to have gray, fuzzy foliage,” McMillan says.An Echter’s handout also lists plants that deer tend to avoid. Trees include Douglas fir, Colorado blue spruce, lodgepole pine, piñon pine and common hackberry. Other plants include lavender, echinops, delphinium, goldenrod, chokecherry, chocolate flower and Apache plume.“The caveat on all that,” McMillan says, “is that if deer are hungry, they’re going to eat.”Another thin...
Summit County Garden Tour offers a feast of flowers - Summit Daily NewsMonday, July 18, 2016
Each summer, Barbara creates a new garden or expands on a previous year’s garden. The Calvins have traveled all over the world and like to incorporate flowers from Switzerland, England, Arvada and Fort Collins into their Breckenridge garden.Barbara has been gardening from the time she was little. She never enjoyed indoor chores, so she chose to work outdoors instead. Most of her garden is perennial, however she has a few annual flowers such as foxglove, violas, orange zinnias and lobelia that she loves to plant seasonally.Barabara’s favorite garden is at the back of the home, which includes a waterfall pond, statue and dozens of beds of colorful flowers. She also has numerous flower baskets and planters.Barbara also uses fresh herbs in her cooking. The herb garden includes everything from oregano, rosemary, thyme, lavender, parsley, mint, along with edible flowers, which she loves adding to salads to give them more color and beauty.MEANING AMONG THE BLOSSOMSEach piece of the Calvins’ garden is symbolic in some way. Columbines are spread throughout because Barbara taught at Columbine High School. Daisies lie in front to pay homage to Barbara’s mother’s favorite flower. There is also lambs ear — which had covered her garden in Switzerland — and day lily, from her gardens in Fort Collins. Barbara has organized her gardens to be English-styled instead of French, which are very formally planted.Barbara says, “In England, I was able to learn more about English gardens, where the flowers are mixed. You don’t need specific flower beds, but instead lead with one kind of flower that weaves a trail from one garden to another.”Another highlight is the garden Barbara has created for her husband Jim. It is a mix of various shades of orange and blue flowers to support the Denver Broncos and also includes a Nike swoosh symbol. This garden was brought to life last summer and is still being expanded upon, along with Barbara’s current initiative of covering her front bank with wildflower growth.A VARIETY OF BLOOMSMake sure not to miss out on this and many other beautiful gardens featured on the tour. Alpine gardens are not easy, but these gardeners have done amazing things to keep the summer blooming in the mountains.The self-guided tour consists of seven gardens that are avai... http://www.summitdaily.com/news/22941031-113/summit-county-garden-tour-offers-a-feast-of
CSU Trial Gardens tell top flower picksTuesday, June 05, 2018
FORT COLLINS — Researchers with Colorado State University's Annual Flower Trial Garden have announced the winners in last year's trials, picked for vigor, growth pattern, bloom and other characteristics in Colorado's growing conditions.Best of Show was Calibrachoa "Chameleon® Indian Summer Improved" from Westhoff.Best Novelty was Millet "Copper Prince" from PanAmerican Seed.Best New Variety as Lantana "Luscious® Royale Cosmo" from Proven Winners.Many other flowers were rated the top of their classes. For the complete list, visit flowertrials.colostate.edu.Advertisement... http://www.reporterherald.com/news/larimer-county/ci_31903136/csu-trial-gardens-tell-top-flower-picks
Want show-stopping annual flowers? Plant these winners from Colorado State's trial gardenTuesday, June 05, 2018
What happens when gardeners plant the winners from Colorado State University’s annual flower trials?They get the chance to plant their own award-winning gardens.Each year more than 1,000 varieties of annual bedding plants are put to the test in flower beds planted on the CSU campus in Fort Collins. One part research facility and one part tourist attraction, the gardens test how well new plants can stand up to Colorado’s challenging growing conditions.Plant breeding companies pay to submit their top entries to the trials each year. Over the summer, CSU Extension master gardeners in Larimer County help manage nearly 3-acres of annual flowers from planting until evaluation day in August. A smaller follow up visit confirms judging in September.About 150 discerning judges rate each plant’s performance. Judges include the trial garden advisory committee, green industry professionals, university employees, and master gardeners. Annuals are rated on plant habit, quality of the foliage, disease resistance, flower power (number... https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/01/colorado-state-university-annual-flower-trial-winners/
Out of Flowers? Flour? Businesses Contend With Supply Crises - Memphis Daily NewsTuesday, May 01, 2018
We rely on big industrial plants that are closing, buy the right to their power distribution systems, and rip them down," says Vaughn, whose company is based in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. He also gets obsolete equipment from decommissioned call centers and data centers.Widespread Electric sells about...
Stop and smell the roses this weekend at the NC Museum of Art's 'Art in Bloom' flower festival - News & ObserverWednesday, April 11, 2018
The featured florist is Arthur Williams from Denver, who is known for his "edgy and avant-garde" arrangements, according to the museum, as well as floral headpieces. Williams, who has won Colorado Florist of the Year twice, will host a class March 24 on botanicals.Scot Buck's finished floral piece evokes the same tone as the painting in the background, "Interior Ghosts No. 7" by Karen Davie, at North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh's fourth annual Art in Bloom event. Juli Leonard email@example.com Steve Taras of Watered Garden Florist is another featured presenter. Classes will feature topics like flower care, Japanese floral design, flower meditation, bonsai for beginners, a scavenger hunt and a Pinks and Inks party, where models will be "tattooed" in flowers.Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 22 and 23, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24 and 25.Tickets are required to enter the normally free West Wing building. Tickets are $13 for members, $18 for nonmembers and free for children 6 and under. Related events and classes are ticketed separately. The East Building and the Museum Park remain free and open to visitors.Related stories from Raleigh News & ObserverProceeds support museum programming and exhibitions and benefit the NCMA Foundation.Save your tickets and use the ticket stub to get $2 off admission to "You are Here: Light, Color and Sound Experiences," the massive interactive exhibit opening April 7.Last week, large bouquets of flowers were placed in Raleigh trash cans, inspired by "flower flashes" in New York City, to promote the events. Displays, made by Taras, were spotted at cans in Five Points, in downtown Raleigh in front of Artspace, Blue Ridge Realty's condo building on Glenwood Avenue, Chavis Park and Dix P... http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/article204711634.html