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                    MARCH 2019                
 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 EVENTS     GARDEN TOURS      GARDEN & HOME SHOWS     CLASSES / LECTURES      LOOKING AHEAD

 Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.

Check back for additions.

   
EVENTS            
  Please note:  Events are subject to change.  Please call or check event website in advance to verify information. 
Mar. 5 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Mar. 9 Denver Rose Society SymROSEium: Roses and All that Jazz
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free with admission to DBG; See www.DenverRoseSociety.org for details; 720-865-3501
   
Mar. 22 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Mar. 30 - 31 Denver Orchid Society Show and Sale: Celebrate the Orchid
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   

 

GARDEN AND HOME SHOWS        
   
Mar. 22 - 24 Denver Home Show
Location: National Western Complex, 4655 Humbolt St. in Denver
Time: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sun.
Tickets: Adults - $11 (Save $2 when you buy tickets online at www.homeshowdenver.com), Seniors (Age 60+) - $5.50 online and at the box office; Active/Retired Fire, Police & Military - Free on Friday with valid ID, Children 12 and under free;
Information: www.homeshowdenver.com 
   
Mar. 29 - 31 Castle Rock Home and Garden Show
Location: Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
Time: 12 - 6 pm on Fri., 10 am - 5 pm on Sat., and 11 am - 4 pm on Sun.
Fee: Parking and admission are free
Information: www.castlerockhomeshow.com
   
Apr. 26 - 28 Northern Colorado Annual Spring Home and Garden Show
Location: Larimer County Fairgrounds - First National Bank Exhibition Hall
Time:  Noon - 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday
Fee: Free
Information: www.mile-high-productions.com
   
GARDEN TOURS      
   
Ongoing on Mon. - Sat. Self Guided Snowshoe
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail; Days: Monday - Saturday; Time: 10 am - 4 pm; Enjoy hot chocolate and drop-in activities in the Education Center; Free use of snowshoes and poles; Donations welcome; For information see website or call 970-476-0103.
   
CLASSES/LECTURES            
Please note:  Classes are subject to change.  Please call or check class website in advance to verify information.  Check back for additions.
 
NOTES:  Denver Botanic Gardens Center for Continuing Education offers numerous classes throughout the year.  You will find something for everyone -- adults, families, and kids.  For information on classes visit www.botanicgardens.org.
               Tagawa Gardens offers many classes for both adults and children.  Because the list is so extensive they are listed here only occasionally.  Please see www.tagawagardens.com.
 
Mar. 2 "Seed Starting Made Simple" by Ted Schaaf
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - Noon; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Mar. 2 "Summer Bulbs for Your Garden" by Todd McNulty, Van Bloem Gardens
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 2 "Starting Plants from Seed" by David Burnside, Botanical Interests Seed
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 2 "Turf Maintenance Through the Year" by Daniel Chimeno, Ferti-lome
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 3 - 4 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 2 "Mason Beekeeping" by Tom Theobald
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com for details on ordering and paying for mason bee straws (a male and female in hibernation); Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Mar. 3 "Vegetable Gardening 101 - Planning the Garden" by Daniel Corse
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 3 "Pruning Trees & Shrubs" by Karly Scheuerman and Daniel Corse
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 3 "Planting by the Moon & Stars" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Mar. 7 "Aromatherapy with Rainforest Plants and Herbs" by Candice McClay
Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center
, in Westminster;  Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.; Fee: $13.50 members ($18 at door), $15 nonmembers ($20 at door); Learn about essential oils and rainforest plants, and create your own aromatherapy spritzer to take home; See www.butterflies.org for details or to register.
   
Mar. 9 2019 High Plains Landscape Workshop
Drake Center, 802 W. Drake Rd. in Fort Collins; All proceeds benefit The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 8:15 am - 3 pm; Fee: $65 members, $75 nonmembers, $85 after Feb. 22; Includes snacks, beverages, boxed lunch, silent auction, book sale, workshop packet and presentations by four keynote speakers on the topic of Localscaping; Register online at www.fcgov.com/gardens; See website for details; 970-416-2486
   
Mar. 9 "The Secret Life of Soil" by Brandon McCarty, Fox Farm
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 9 "Early Spring Punch List" by Betty Cahill
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 9 "Starting a Lawn from Seed" by Norm Tuohy, Arkansas Valley Seed Co.
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 3 - 4 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 9 "Introduction to Permaculture" by Tara Rae Kent & Daniela Escudero
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Free; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Mar. 9 "Cover Crops for Gardeners: Why, How and Which" by Clark Harshbarger
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 - 3 p.m.; Fee $20; ;**Note: This class will be held next door to Harlequin's Gardens at Boulder Circus Center; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Mar. 9 "Starting Vegetables from Seed" by CSU Master Gardeners
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fee: $21 members, $24 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Mar. 10 "Weeds - The Uninvited Guests in Your Garden" by Harriett McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 10 "Small Space Gardening" by Chris Doolittle & Whitney McMillan
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 10 "Fireblight Care: Pruning, Nutrition and Culture" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Mar. 16 "Grow Your Own Veggies" by Mary Miller
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - Noon; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Mar. 16 "Interpreting and Using Your Soil Science Test" by Jean Reeder
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Mar. 16 "Orchids: Easier Than You Think!" by Shirlee McDaniels, Denver Orchid Society
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 16 "This Herb's for You" by Mark Angelos, Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 11 -- 2 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 16 "Succulents" by Scott Preusser, Horticulturist, Denver Botanic Gardens
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 3 - 4 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 16 "Getting Started in Vegetable Gardening" by Mimi Yanus
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Mar. 16 "Mason Beekeeping" by Tom Theobald  (This is a repeat of the class offered on March 2nd)
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Please see www.HarlequinsGardens.com for details on ordering and paying for mason bee straws (a male and female in hibernation); Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Mar. 17 "Good Bugs Save the Day" by Karly Scheuerman & Daniel Corse
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 17 "Dwarf Conifers for Gardens and Landscapes" by Kirk Fieseler
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Mar. 23 "An Introduction to Medicinal Plants" by Kenna Castleberry and Sue Abernathy
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - Noon; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Mar. 23 "Planting for Pollinators" by Kelly Kellow
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Mar. 23 "The Best Roses for Colorado Gardens: New & Overlooked Varieties" by Dave Ingram
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Fee: $21 members, $24 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Mar. 23 "Landscaping with the Natives" by Scott Skogerboe, Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 23 "Perennials for Pollinators" by Debi Borden-Miller, Welby Gardens
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 23 "Hardy Cactus & Succulents" by Kelly Grummons, Prairie Storm Nursery
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 3 - 4 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 23 "Get Equipped for Beekeeping" by Kristina Williams
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Free; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Mar. 24 "To Bee or Not to Bee: Introduction to Beekeeping" by David Baker, Colorado State Beekeepers Association
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 24 "Building Topsoil and Fertility" by Mikl Brawner
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Mar. 30 "Backyard Composting Workshop" by a Master Composter
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Fee: $10 members, $12 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Mar. 30 "Plant Select - Pretty Tough Plants" by Ross Shrigley, Plant Select
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 10 - 11 a.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 30 "Trees and Shrubs for Colorado Gardens" by David Dickey, J. Frank Schmidt & Son
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 30 "Organic Lawn and Garden Care" by Gary Bragdon, Alpha One Fertilizers
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 3 - 4 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 31 "Composting and Soil Improvement" by Neena Raquel
Echter's Garden Center in Arvada; Time: 1 - 2 p.m.; 303-424-7979
   
Mar. 31 "Cold Hardy Cacti & Succulents" by Kelly Grummons
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 1 p.m.; Fee $20; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
  LOOKING AHEAD       
Events and classes are subject to change.  Please call in advance to verify information.
  Note: Check back for additions.
APRIL  
Apr. 2 Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Apr. 6 "Getting Started in Vegetable Gardening" by Mimi Yanus  (repeat of the class offered on March 16th)
Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St. in Boulder; Time: 10 a.m.; Fee $15; Pre-register by calling 303-939-9403
   
Apr. 6 "Micro-Farming: Commercial Farming Techniques on a Residential Garden Site" by Andrea Vanderbilt
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 6 "Rose Selection and Growing: Best Practices and Tips" by Roger Heins
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $18; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 6 "Pruning and Training Your Roses" by Denver Rose Society member
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Fee: $21 members, $24 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
Apr. 13 "How Well Do You Know Your Sprinkler System?" by Eric Olson
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $10; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 13 "Uncommon and Underused Perennials" by Sherry Fuller
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $10; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 14 Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Apr. 19 - Ongoing to Sept. 15 Human Nature: Figures from the Craig Ponzio Sculpture Collection Opens
Denver Botanic Gardens, Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720-865-3501
   
Apr. 20 "Waterwise Irrigation Basics and Landscape Watering Strategies" by Jason Brown
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 10 am - 12 pm; Fee: $10; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 20 "Weekend Water Savings: Simple Outdoor Projects for Water Savings" by Katie Collins
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews St. (west of Old Town Library) in Fort Collins; Offered by The Gardens on Spring Creek; Time: 1 - 3 pm; Fee: $10; 970-416-2486
   
Apr. 27 Spring Open House
Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry in Fort Collins; Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Booths, entertainment, activities for kids, special deals, grand opening of newly expanded store and more; See www.fortcollinsnursery.com. 970-482-1984.
   
Apr. 27 - Exhibit will be ongoing Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty Opens
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton; Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 720.865.4346
   
Apr. 27 "Vermicomposting Workshop" by Denver Compost Collective member
Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Fee: $21 members, $24 non-members; Register online or call 303.797.8565 Ext. 306
   
MAY  
May 11 Loveland Garden Club Plant Sale and Antique & Artisan Market
All Saints Episcopal Church, 3448 N. Taft Ave., Loveland; Time: 9 am - 2 pm; Annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, herbs, silent auction, bake sale, and vintage garden collectibles.
   
   

 





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