Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Great Plant Ideas at the Garden and Home Show by Duane Davidson

When you visit this year's Garden and Home Show, be sure to stop by the Educational Garden presented by Colorado State University. The CSU garden offers plant suggestions for every exposure in your landscape: north, south, east, and west. The center island in CSU's garden is divided into four sections, one for each type of sunlight and weather exposure. In each section are samples of plants suggested for that location. Many of the plants are in early bloom, as well, so you can get a better idea of how well they might fit into your yard.

On the sides of the CSU garden are plants for shady locations, plus a sampling of the many plants selected for the Plant Select program (which identifies plants that do well in our area), and a colorful display of spring-flowering bulbs.

The garden is staffed by Colorado Master Gardeners from the Denver area, who answer questions about the various plants and any other horticultural problems that visitors pose to them.

The show continues through Sunday, February 20. It is open noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Here's a slide show for you to enjoy!