Getting the Garden Ready for 2017

Yes, it’s time to start getting the garden ready for the 2017 growing season! Tuesday morning some of our Colorado Master Gardeners from the Arapahoe County’Extension Office came by to start getting our Legacy Garden area ready for planting next month, clearing out and cutting down all manner of last year’s growth. Zach, our student from Montana, couldn’t pass up the chance to be outside on such a lovely morning. In the photos below, he takes the stalks of Russion Sage to task, making way for new growth this year. The Russion Sage has a great scent throughout the summer, and is just one plant of many that offer odors, from savory to sweet in our Legacy Garden. And we can’t forget about the great veggies and herbs that we’ll be planting soon!

Zach assesses a Russian Sage stalks above his head
On hands and knees Zach reaches a pair of long-handled branch cutters  deep into the stand of Russion Sage
Zach on one knnee cuts the last stalk, a pile of the cut sage behind him

Dan Burke

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