The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens felt Mother Nature’s wrath on both Tuesday, June 24, and again on July 13th, as plants were leveled by hail storms that hit Cheyenne. Though the hail itself in both storms was only marble sized, the long duration and force of the storms made it devastating. (more…)
Check out this article from the magazine, “High Country News,” on the weather effects of the upcoming El Niño event that is predicted.
Not good news for Wyoming. We like the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s prediction much better: a warmer and wetter summer.
City and State Foresters are now saying that there is no need to continue to spray for pine beetles. Click here to view recent article in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The reasons for the lower population of beetles is speculative. Some believe it could simply be because the beetles have done such a good job of killing pine trees, that there aren’t many susceptible pines left for them to sustain a high population. The damage from pine beetles has been more severe in Cheyenne than in the other front range communities. However, some of the worst pine beetle damage can be found in Colorado’s Roosevelt National Forest in Larimer County.
The good news is for now, homeowners can save a lot of money by not having to spray their trees. In the meantime, foresters in cities up and down the Front Range are weary about a new severe threat: the Emerald Ash Borer, which has recently taken up residence in Boulder County. The emerald ash borer has been marching across the (more…)
Thanks to US Bank for a wonderful Glass Art Celebration.
Click here to view the 2014 US Bank Glass Celebration Show winners
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
The CBG is rebuilding the lily pond in honor of the late Fred Baggs. The lily pond with its iconic blue arched bridge located near the main door at the Botanic Gardens, is one of the most photographed sites in town. It was first constructed in 1987, soon after greenhouse first opened. (more…)
Click here to view winners of the US Bank 2013 Glass Art Celebration.
See you at next year’s
US Bank Glass Art Celebration
At the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
Feb. 7 – 16, 2014!
Thanks to the volunteers, artists, supporters, sponsors and the Glass Artists of Wyoming Club for a wonderful and successful show and celebration.
We were saddened to hear that Colorado’s first organic farm has filed for bankruptcy. We were pleased to hear that according to Kathy Schmid, the store’s manager, Grant Farms Home and Garden store at at 2120 E. Lincolnway in Cheyenne, will remain in business (beginning with the new garden season in April) and will also tend to planters in Downtown Cheyenne, as it has a new contract with the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority. We wish them the best of luck as they go through this restructuring and transition. Read more here and here.
Jack Espinoza with the support of his mother and grandmother, decided he would mix his summer Botanic Garden Community Garden plot with his upcoming 4th grade science fair assignment. Jack meticulously recorded the input costs of his community garden and the value of his harvest to determine if the output (vegetable harvest) would be worth the cost.
His conclusion was that gardening was indeed profitable. On top of that he received a blue ribbon at his school’s (Jessup) science fair. Now he moves onto the district science fair. Congrats and good luck Jack!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is out for 2012 – 2013 and it doesn’t look good for the Rocky Mountains, although Cheyenne is predicted to be “wet and mild.” We suppose that that is better than “dry.” Click here to view the map Here is where you can find out more about the Old Farmer’s Almanac: Click here