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Learn About Wildscaping: Beyond the Basics, April 8

Posted on: Mar-25-2015

Wildscaping: Beyond the Basics will teach you how to improve your yard’s livability, diversity and beauty. Plant biologist and author Susan Tweit and horticulturist and author Lauren Springer Ogden will present, 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, Fort Collins Senior Center, Prairie Sage Rooms 1& 2, 1200 Raintree Drive.

Tweit will share design ideas for creating habitat for songbirds, pollinators and other wildlife. Springer Ogden will showcase some of the best plants to attract and support wildlife that also add beauty to the garden. Find out how early-flowering and late-blooming plants provide food and shelter for birds and pollinators all year long.

If you’re interested in wildscaping, you also may want to check out these upcoming programs:
• Unwatered Landscapes and Crevice Gardening, April 22, 7-9 p.m.—Kenton Seth will present techniques for creating a lush landscape that requires no water and designing and building a crevice garden.
• The Year in the Life of a Dry Garden, May 13, 7-9 p.m.—Pat Hayward will share how to create a beautiful year-round garden with adaptable and resilient plants that provide color, texture and architectural interest.

These programs are free to attend, but you must register online at or by calling 970-221-6700.

For details or to learn about other programs in the Residential Environmental Program Series, visit , email, call 970- 221-6700 or TDD 970-224-6003.

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