Monthly Archives: February 2014

Gardening with Altitude Lectures

MG logo2 250x327 Gardening with Altitude LecturesThis winter/​spring series of garden lectures is sponsored by the Laramie County Master Gardeners and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. All presentations begin at 1:00 pm and are held in the Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library.

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This Saturday:

April 26, 2014
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‘Seed, Soil, Sun, Water: all you need to grow food in the West’ with high altitude food growing teachers and sustainable greenhouse designers, Penn & Cord Parmenter.

These events often sell out. Advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended. Tickets are $15 per lecture and are available on the web (up to 24 hours prior to the lecture) at Brown Paper Tickets (Keyword: Gardening with Altitude) or at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens weekdays (cash or check); contact Darcee Snider 307−637−6458 for more info.

Some favorite seed catalogs

It is the time of year when the seed catalogs arrive. What are your favorite catalogs and does it make sense to do mail order or just buy seeds at the hardware store? Some favorite seed catalogs

We would urge you to order seeds from catalogs because it gives you much more in the way of choices. For instance you might find one early tomato variety on a seed rack and five choices in a catalog. Here are a few of our favorite catalogs that are worth considering: for flower and vegetable seeds, try Johnny’s Seeds (www​.johnnyseeds​.com), (more…)

2014 US Bank Glass Art Celebration Winners

GlassArt Poster 2014 2 2014 US Bank Glass Art Celebration WinnersThanks to US Bank for a wonderful Glass Art Celebration.
Click here to view the 2014 US Bank Glass Celebration Show winners

The Prairie Garden Club

GardenClubBlue 250x353 The Prairie Garden ClubWith the exception of some winter months, the Prairie Garden Club meets usually (but not always) meets on the 4th Thurs of the month at 6:30 PM at the Paul Smith Children’s Garden, unless otherwise noted.
Free & Open to the Public.  Questions? Ask Roberta 307−286−0759

Meeting Dates:
All meetings are on the fourth Thursday and begin at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 27, 2014- 6:30 p.m. The Prairie Garden Club is holding a special lecture at the Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens “Vegetable Gardening in Cheyenne” with Steve Scott, Horticulturist from Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Steve will share his insights on how to have a successful vegetable garden. Come enjoy the presentation and the gathering of gardeners. Free and open to the public.
April 24, 2014
May 22, 2014
June 26, 2014

CLUBS

Click below for more detailed information on local clubs that meet at the Gardens.
* Cheyenne Astronomical Society
Monthly meetings and star viewings.

* Laramie County Master Gardeners

Plant Sale/​Garden Festival.
Sat. May 17th 9 – 4 at the Depot Plaza.
Selling vegetables, flowers, herbs, houseplants, perennials, trees and shrubs.
Proceeds benefit community educational programs. For information call: 307−633−4383.

* Prairie Garden Club
Thurs. April 24th Free meeting and discussion on Wyoming Weeds. Test your knowledge and share stories about weeds in your yard. 6:30 @ Paul Smith Children’s Village.

* Seed and Weed Garden Club
41st Annual Plant Sale

Shop for a wide variety of vegetables, flowers, shrubs and more.
Saturday May 31st 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The sale usually held at the Gardens will be located at: 3909 Victoria Drive due to construction at the Botanic Gardens.

Fun Herb Catalog

If you have an interest in medicinal, culinary or useful herb plants, seeds or books, you can’t do any better than Richters herb catalog. There you will find an extensive listing of richters transparent small Fun Herb Catalogboth common and unusual herbs. For instance they offer over 40 different types of basil. (more…)

New Orange Petunia

Petunia AfricanSunset Container New Orange PetuniaTrue orange petunias are rare until now. The new petunia variety “African Sunset” wowed the judges of the All American Selection organization. They found the African Sunset petunia to be superior to similar colored petunias currently available. Gardeners are always looking for a petunia that grows evenly and uniformly in the garden while producing a prolific number of blooms all season-​​long and this beauty certainly fills that need. (more…)

Cheyenne Home & Garden Show

When: This Weekend March 28th – 30th, Fri. 11 am-​​7 pm, Sat. 9 am – 6 pm and Sun. 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Cheyenne Ice and Events Center
More info: Contact Leslie Hill 307−632−4400
Sponsored by: 101.9 KING FM, 106.3 Cowboy Country, AM 650 KGAB & Patio Splash

Article on our renovation/​expansion

On February 2, 2014, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle published an article about our upcoming renovation/​expansion. You can read it here: WTE Article on Expansion-​​Renovation

S. Wyo Home & Garden Show

When: May 2 – 4, 2014,
Where: Frontier Park Exhibit Hall, Cheyenne,WY
Click link for show brochure.
Click link show exhibitor space contract
For more information call: 970−218−5645
Free Admission Over 90 exhibitors