2017 High Plains Gardening Lecture Series

Three programs about gardening in low-water, windy, and high-altitude conditions

The 2017 High Plains Gardening lecture series is a joint project between the Laramie County Master Gardeners and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.

Dirtiest Garden Secrets Revealed

March 25, 2017, 1-3 p.m.

Jeff Lowenfels, a popular national garden writer and leading proponent of gardening using concepts of the soil food web presents: Dirtiest Garden Secrets Revealed.

Each presentation begins at 1 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library. Purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com, (Keywords: High Plains Gardening or Habitat Hero). Tickets are also available at Gardening with Altitude, 1101 Logan Avenue, for cash or check purchases only. Tickets will be available at the door if not sold out. Visit www.botanic.org or call 307-637-6458 for more information.

$15 per lecture.

Past Lectures:

Habitat Hero: Grow for Butterflies, Bees and Birds

January 28, 2017, 1-3 p.m.

The lecture will begin with excerpts from the film by Catherine Zimmerman, “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home,” featuring Douglas Tallamy.

Afterward, Jane Dorn, Wyoming native plant expert and co-author of “Growing Native Plants of the Rocky Mountain Area,” will lead a panel of Cheyenne Habitat Heroes discussing how they garden for pollinators and other wildlife. Panel members are Maggie McKenzie, Kylee Stewart, Tava Collins, Barb Gorges, and Michelle Bohanan.

The Ins and Outs of Fairy Gardens

February 25, 2017, 1-3 p.m.

Kim Houck of Fort Collins Nursery will present on The Ins and Outs of Fairy Gardens.

Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society is sponsoring the lecture.