15 Apr 2015

Our very first annual Spring Garden Show

Daffodil flowers in the field
Right along with daffodils, tulips, and irises, the Reunion Spring Garden Show is a happy sign of spring at Reunion.

On Saturday, April 25, from 11am-2pm, Reunion residents are invited over to the rec center for a free, fun, and educational event. Let’s start with the educational. If you could use some tips on landscaping your yard, planting trees, kick-starting a vegetable garden, outwitting insects and critters, or fine-tuning your irrigation system, this is the place. Booths featuring landscaping, gardening, and irrigation vendors are yours to explore and learn from. And two Master Gardeners from the CSU Extension Office will also be on hand to help with your, well, thorniest gardening questions.

Image courtesy CSU Extension

Image credit: CSU Extension

Now if that doesn’t sound like a very exciting time for your children, no worries. They will stay happily occupied with a 40’ inflatable obstacle course, face painting, balloon sculpting, and a delicioso Mexican food truck.

If you want to start thinking about a plan before you go, a great place to start is the CSU Extension website. This is one incredible resource, totally in tune with our state’s unique needs regarding topics like our heavy clay soil, short growing season, and weather that dithers between desert-like heat and drought to blossom-killing arctic conditions.

Image credit: CSU Extension

Image credit: CSU Extension

You might want to explore their information on smart water practices to save you money and help preserve this precious commodity. Check out xeriscaping ideas here—and be aware that water-friendly landscaping options are almost endless (and have little to do with the barren, cactus and rock scene that may be floating around in your head). For example, all these beautiful flowers are water-wise. And if, for some reason, you’re not finding an immediate answer on their vast website, fire off a question to Ask an Expert.

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