Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Flower Power - CSU Flower Trial Garden

You may remember the phrase and movement from the mid 60s into the early 70s named "Flower Power." It all had to do with the counterculture youth interpretation of war, peace and freedom. The era included wearing all things flower related - from screen printed or embroidered flower logos to dandelion blooms tucked behind the ear or in a headband. Flowers were THE style of the times - it certainly was groovy. Those days have passed, but flowers are still very much in style today.

Internet Photo from CSU
If I were to write two flower words to describe this weekend's public event at the CSU Flower Trial Garden in Ft. Collins it would be something like Flower Cheer, Flower Spark, Flower Verve and for sure - Flower Life!  

Consumer Day at the Annual Trial Garden, August 11, 9:00 am to noon in Fort Collins is THE place to see hundreds (or more) of flowering and foliage annuals in one location - some are not even in the market place yet...but your input will help decide and select recipients of the Colorado Garden Foundation Consumer Choice Awards. The event is free and open to the public. 

The exciting morning includes - refreshments, guided hourly tours of the gardens (10:00, 11:00 and noon), children planting activities (yes, bring the kids, pets need to please remain at home). And the best part is you get to help select Colorado's top varieties of flowers (they'll explain how). There will be plenty of free parking and shade available for those that just want to view the activities and breathe in three acres of color and flower life!

The address is 1401 Remington Street in Fort Collins, CO.
   
FROM I-25 take exit #268 and head west on Prospect Road for 3.8 miles to Remington Street. Turn right (north) on Remington Street and go one block to the intersection of Remington Street and Lake Street; the garden will be on your left. There are also perennial trials to the right, on the east side of Remington Street, in front of the Colorado State University Center for the Arts.

Enjoy lots of flower life this weekend! 

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