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CHREF Scholarship Winners Announced

By Mike Schleining, CCNP CHREF Board Member 2015-16 & 2016-17 CHREF Scholarship Recipient As you know, the Colorado Horticulture Research and Education Foundation (CHREF) relies on fundraisers...

Winter Interest with Plant Select® Plants in the Western Garden

Landscapes in the western garden should be intriguing, catching the light, glistening with frost all while sturdy under the weight of snow. The Plant...

Training for CNGA members – Certification and Beyond

The Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association (CNGA) has always held education, training, competence, and professionalism in high regard. The mission statement is: “CNGA creates...

Top Annuals from CSU Annual Flower Trials

By James E. Klett, Ph.D. Professor & Landscape Horticultural Specialist Colorado State University During the week of August 3, 2020, only about 90 professionals evaluated the Annual...

Why You Should Pay Attention to Noxious Weeds

At his last count, State Weed Coordinator Steve Ryder of the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) set the number of regular old weeds found...

Multi-Site Woody Plant Evaluation Update

By James E. Klett, Ph.D. Professor & Landscape Horticultural Specialist Colorado State University The multi-site woody plant evaluation project continues to gather data on woody plant performance...

How to Help Customers with Weed Problems

There’s never a dull moment in the weed world, professes State Weed Coordinator Steve Ryder of the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), adding that...

The Ins & Outs of Importing: How to Work Well with...

Developing solid relationships, fostering good communication, and following strict protocols for maintaining plant health are the basis for success in importing plants and plant...

Developing Japanese Beetle Biological Control Programs

Over the past two decades, since the Japanese beetle first became established in parts of eastern Colorado, it has proved very well adapted to...

Hellebores for Colorado

A robust, relatively new perennial to many Colorado gardens is the genus Helleborus (common name: hellebores). The leathery leaves, which are mainly evergreen, are...
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