Gardening Tips for Colorado Newcomers

Jan 10, 2019 | Member News

Fort Collins, CO – January 19th, 2019

Gardening in Colorado, even if you’ve lived here for many years, poses challenges each season. On Saturday, January 19th, Alison O’Connor will present an informative class at Fort Collins Nursery covering the basics and helpful tips for growing vegetables, having a healthy lawn, and how to best manage and select trees and shrubs for your landscape. Despite the various factors that face gardeners in this challenging environment, adapting for our climate and conditions can result in beautiful landscapes in Northern Colorado.

Alison Stoven O’Connor is the Colorado State University Extension horticulture agent in Larimer County. She’s been with Extension for twelve years. Alison coordinates the Larimer County Master Gardener program and assists homeowners and industry with horticultural questions. She attended Iowa State University and The Ohio State University, majoring in horticulture, and completed her Ph.D. at Colorado State University in 2014, studying nursery tree production and landscape establishment.

Class from 1pm – 3pm, Saturday, January 19th. $18. Guests must register for the class at