Gardens & Landscapes

New digs for CSU’s PERC garden

Marty Metzger mmetzger@northfortynews.com That well-known “April showers” cliché is a tardy phrase this year: May flowers (and all their subsequent months’ pals) arrived last November, compliments of Colorado State University (CSU). The school’s new on-campus […]

Gardens & Landscapes

The Plant Select® label is good for gardeners

Sally Roth sroth@northfortynews.com “Redbirds in a tree” (Scrophularia macrantha) is the favorite plant of Ross Shrigley of Fort Collins, executive director of Plant Select®, a collaborative organization of Colorado State University (CSU), Denver Botanic Gardens […]

Gardens & Landscapes

“Roosters” make their appearance

In late summer, flowering stems—“roosters”—rise above their flock of hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum), a tough, cold-hardy succulent that’s nice for nestling among rocks. The rooster plant dies after blooming, but chicks quickly fill in the bare space.