WLSlogorectangle.JPGThe 2014 Western Landscape Symposium happens on March 15 in Pueblo with a super line-up of sessions for this year.

Once again, registration is a bargain at $18 per ticket in advance. **Tickets are ONLY being sold in advance, not at the door.** This event has sold out the last two years well in advance and is expected to do so again, so if you are thinking of going, do not put off buying your ticket.

This year’s schedule promises sessions by Panayoti Kelaidis, Charles Mann, Susan Tweit and more. A full schedule and registration information can be found here:
www.coopext.colostate.edu/Pueblo/hor/WLS.shtml

WLSlogorectangle.JPGThe 2013 Western Landscape Symposium happens on March 16 in Pueblo with a terrific line-up of sessions for this year. Registration is a bargain at $18 per ticket in advance. This year’s schedule promises sessions by David Salmans (of the recently sold High Country Gardens), Dan Johnson (Denver Botanic Gardens), Whitney Cranshaw (professor of entomology at CSU), and more. A full schedule and registration information can be found here:
http://pueblo.colostate.edu/hor/WLS.shtml

Sadly, the local Peak to Prairie Landscape Symposium is not happening this year and is on indefinite hiatus.

WLSlogorectangle.JPGWe have two terrific landscape symposiums (or “symposia!”) coming up in our area. Both promise to offer a wealth of research-based information on a variety of western gardening topics. Registration is now open for both.

Coming up on March 17, 2012 is the sixth annual Western Landscape Symposium offered by the Pueblo County Extension office. It’s a full day, and tickets cost $18. A full schedule and registration information can be found here:
pueblo.colostate.edu/hor/WLS.shtml. (I’m especially intrigued by the session “Pollinators Exposed” presented by Marti Osborn of the Pueblo Zoo!)

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And then on March 30 & 31st, we have the 2012 Peak to Prairie Landscape Symposium. This symposium is usually in February, but the venue and dates have changed this year. Friday will focus on trees for half of a day with workshops in the afternoon, and Saturday will be a full day of presentations. For a look at the full schedule and the registration options, visit this site:
www.peaktoprairielandscapesymposium.org/

One month from today, one of our region’s best horticulture and gardening events happens. The 2010 Peak to Prairie Landscape Symposium will be held Feb 26 and 27 at the Doubletree – World Arena in Colorado Springs. Its purpose is to inspire “the communities of Southern Colorado to create appealing and enduring landscapes suitable for our soils, climate, and finite water resources.”

This popular symposium always brings together sessions for the beginner-to-advanced gardener or landscaper. And this year’s sessions are no exception. Look for sessions on vegetables, fruit, rainwater harvesting, design, etc. Lunch is included if you register for Friday’s full day program. And the popular book sale will happen both days.

For a full itinerary and details, visit www.getthegreenback.net/symposium.

Contributed by Carey Harrington, Certified Colorado Gardener