Wednesday, July 06, 2005

[puma-news] Ninebark

This shrub is not so common as Ceanothus fendleri or Purschia
tridentata, but it is blooming now in the woods.


[puma-news] [Fwd: Garden Tour & Wildflower Conference]

For all you folks looking for light at the end of the noxious weed

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Subject: Garden Tour & Wildflower Conference
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 16:53:49 EDT

Gardeners and the Public
Invited To Participate
in the
19th Annual Tour of Mountain Gardens
Mountain Wildflower Conference
Saturday and Sunday
July 9 & 10

First Columbine Garden Club Presents
Fourth Mountain Wildflower Conference
July 9, Saturday
10am - 4pm
Community Presbyterian Church in Nederland
(Hwy 72 north of traffic circle in Nederland)
Tuition $35
Registration Begins 9:30am

Panayoti Kelaidis, Outreach Director for Denver Botanic Garden, will be
the keynote speaker. Kelaidis is world famous for his work researching,
collecting and propagating plants from high altitudes around the globe.
He was honored by the designation of an ice plant as Delosperma
Kelaidis- Mesa Verde. Colorado Wildflowers will be his topic of the day.

Dr. Joyce Gellhorn will be speaking about life in the alpine tundra. Her
book /Song Of The Alpine/ is the definitive text on plants, animals and
birds above treeline.

Carole Cardon, noted Colorado photographer, will offer tips on improving
wildflower photos. Some of her images will be on display for the day.

Dr. Robert Cohen, noted ornithologist, will give an overview of his
work. Dr. Cohen's 31-year study of tree and violet green swallows is
supported by over 300 nesting boxes in the high country. A beautiful
slide show of the swallows will help attendees better understand the
life cycles of these graceful avian visitors. It is not just San Juan
Capistrano that regularly welcomes the return of the swallows.

The certification process for becoming a Backyard Wildlife Habitat will
be explained by a representative of the National Wildlife Federation.
Application forms will be available. The youth group of the Presbyterian
Church is working on certifying the Church property this year.

The day will conclude with an optional visit to the Blue On Blue Gardens
at Huckleberry House. Certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat in 2004,
Blue On Blue is a Colorado State University Plant Select Demonstration

19th Annual Mountain Garden Tour
July 10, Sunday
10am - 5pm
Tickets $10 at Huckleberry House
(Located on Hwy 72, exactly 3 miles west of Hwy 119 near Nederland.
Violet tri-color house west of lake on southwest intersection at Beaver
Creek Rd.)

Gardeners will be in their gardens all day during the tour.

For further information, please call Violet Aandres at 303-642-3356.

Serene Karplus
Executive Director
Nederland Area Chamber of Commerce