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Garden Success Show Day 2!

Yesterday was such a success, we’re doing it again today! And tomorrow!

The weekend started off beautifully with some incredible weather. The sales were hot, the greenhouse was colorful, the seminars were free, and there’s more to come!

Here’s a schedule of today’s seminars:

9:00 A.MPIKES PEAK URBAN GARDENS FEATURING LARRY STEBBINS
Grow amazing raised beds and learn about composting basics. Discover how to use the space of a raised bed most efficiently and produce a bountiful harvest. Use homemade compost to revitalize your soil with nutrients and keep your plants healthy!

10:15 A.MCULINARY HERBS FROM GARDEN TO TABLE
Join Tammi Hartung from Desert Canyon Farm as she shares thoughts on growing culinary herbs both in the garden and on the counter top indoors. She will give you many ideas on ways to cook with them to spice up everyday meals and treat your dinner guests like royalty.

11:30 A.M. WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018
Giovanna Romero from Welby Gardens features What’s New for 2018, one of our most popular seminars! We can’t wait to see what new plant varieties will be on hand and what plants have been improved. Picture the spectacular color!

12:45 P.M. NATURE’S EDUCATORS
A very special and exciting event for everyone! We are thrilled to present animal ambassadors from Colorado for you to meet up close and personal! In this program you’ll learn what makes Colorado’s habitats such a great place for some of our feathered, scaly, and slimy neighbors.

2:00 P.M. TREES & SHRUBS FOR COLORADO
David Dickey from Van Essen Nursery & J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. introduces new nursery stock as well as great trees & shrubs hardy for our area. Find out what’s hardy, easy to maintain, and beautiful for our climate.

3:15 P.M. NATURAL ANIMAL REPELLANTS
Marilyn Cox from I Must Garden presents an informative seminar on safe animal repellents! It includes deer repellants, small animal repellants such as rabbit, squirrel, mole, vole, and snake repellants. There’s even a product to repel dogs and cats. Marilyn will be addressing pest problems you may have in your area, so bring your questions!

4:00 P.M. STRAW BALE GARDENING
Annelise Wilhite from Spencer’s Lawn and Garden Centers will show you how to set up and maintain a straw bale garden. Perfect for any size yard, straw bales can grow a surprising amount! It’s an easy and different way to grow a garden, so come learn all about it!

Please keep in mind that some seminars may be full. We will allow registered guests in first for our full seminars and allow waitlisted people as space permits. We do our best to fit everyone in!

Did you know that you can see baby pigs, baby goats, chicks, a kestrel, and MORE awesome animals up close? It’s just one of the many fun things you’ll find at the Garden Success Show, 9-5, today! Come say hello to spring at Spencer’s!

Here’s a map to our Fountain location, home of the Garden Success Show! 

The 22nd annual Garden Success Show is HERE! We’ve been hard at work setting up and we can’t wait to share it with you! Our Fountain location greenhouse is packed to the shade cloth with everything you need to start the season off right. You’ll find deals and sales that won’t be matched the rest of the year.  Gardening experts and product representatives are on hand to answer your questions and give you reliable gardening advice.

Here’s a run down of today’s FREE seminars:

Seminars are FREE to attend but reservations MUST be made in advance. Click here for registration!

9:15 A.M. BUILDING THE BEST LAWN FROM THE SOIL UP
Bring your toughest lawn questions to this seminar for the best in expert answers! Mike Spencer from Spencer’s Produce, Lawn & Garden Centers will present a seminar on how to grow a healthy, beautiful lawn from the soil up. Learn how to rejuvenate your lawn after winter, control weeds, water correctly, fertilize for each season, and so much more! Learn how you can have the greenest and healthiest lawn on the block!

10:15 A.M. PIKES PEAK URBAN GARDENS FEATURING LARRY STEBBINS
All about container gardening! Kids and adults will learn how to grow the best vegetables in a small space. From the EarthBox to traditional pots, this hands-on demonstration will fill your table with nutritious food. Extend the harvest later in the season with tips from an expert!

11:30 A.M. HERBS TO ATTRACT OR DETER WILDLIFE
Tammi Hartung from Desert Canyon Farm shows you a variety of garden herbs that can be grown to attract wildlife such as beneficial insects, pollinators, and wild birds, or to deter wildlife challenges such as deer, raccoons, and squirrels. Learn that it is possible to coexist with both welcome and wayward garden guests!

12:45 P.M. MINIATURE GARDENING
Gulley Greenhouse’s Christy Patton will give a hands-on demonstration on planting a miniature garden! Learn about designing, setting up, fun elements and creative materials, and maintaining these tiny gardens. Miniature gardening is a popular and relaxing hobby that allows for big garden dreaming on a miniature scale. Fun for all ages!

*** FULL*** 2:00 P.M. TOMATO GARDENING IN COLORADO
Mike Spencer and Daniel Chimeno from VPG will discuss general problem solving with one of the most popular plants in our garden! Learn how to grow delicious tomatoes in our shorter growing season and keep tomato plants in top shape. From planting to harvest, you’ll get the best information available! ***This seminar is full, but you may add yourself to the waiting list!***

3:15 P.M. SOLVING GRASS SEED PROBLEMS
Harvey Nail from Poudre Valley Coop will discuss common problems with grass seed including what varieties to plant in hard to grow areas, soil problems, irrigation difficulties, and more. He is a local expert in the turf industry and we are lucky to have him join us!

4:15 P.M. GROW YOUR PICKLES
Donna La Chey of Hillbilly Farms presents a Sustainable Concepts class teaching what and how to grow and make all of your own favorite recipes and foods. Dill pickles, spaghetti sauce, and more will be discussed.

Vendor Profile

Mark is a returning vendor who has worked with Monrovia for 25 years! He started in the plant nursery industry when he was just 13 years old and continues to this day helping people like you choose the best trees and shrubs for your landscape. His favorite new plants include Crimson Kisses Weigela because of its nonstop red flowers and Bar Harbor Hydrangea with its full white flowers on a sturdy dwarf plant.

Have a trouble spot in your yard or wondering what would work best planted together? Mark has your answer! He can also take special plant orders at the show to be delivered with our regular order in season.

Vendor Profile

Leading up to our Garden Success Show (less than two weeks away!) we’re bringing back Vendor Profiles to help you get to know the faces and stories of some of our representatives.
First up, we’d like you to meet Brandon! He will be at our Garden Show representing FoxFarm Soil and Fertilizer. FoxFarm is best known for having rich ingredients like earthworm castings and bat guano, but did you also know the company is still family owned? You can pick Brandon’s brain on the complete lineup and find products that fit your needs!

Spencer’s Garden Success Show is Almost Here!

Join us for a FREE weekend packed with educational and hands on seminars, vendors, new products and family fun! We will have show exclusives, VIP discounts and door prizes! Come meet our growers, and reps from the top suppliers on the Front Range. Kick off the 2018 season with us! We can’t wait to see you! Review the schedule and register for seminars you would like to attend NOW, as they fill up quickly!

Friday, March 9, 9-5
Saturday, March 10, 9-5
Sunday, March 11, 10-4

Closed for Training 2/14

We will be CLOSED, Wednesday, February 14 for Employee Training – we are excited to attend the largest industry related expo in our region for top-notch training, product showcase and more! We appreciate your understanding as we grow our employees to better serve the green industry and community!

Put the Garden Success Show on your calendar!

Our annual Garden Success Show is fast approaching! Save the weekend of March 9th – 11th and spend it with us! Free seminars, displays, and product representatives will be on site. Count on some new and exciting events… this show is gonna be good!

Spencer’s 22nd Annual Garden Success Show
Friday, March 9th, 9-5
Saturday, March 10th, 9-5
Sunday, March 11th, 10-4

Spencer’s Lawn and Garden Center Fountain Location

Click here for the seminar schedule and stay tuned for more information!

Christmas Tree Blues

Don’t let one more thing stress you out this season! We understand the hassle of disposing trees properly after the holidays and we want to make it easy for you.
Simply undecorate your tree, remove the water from the stand, and give us a call! We can schedule pick-up service at your convenience. We can even help remove the tree from inside your home, if need be.
Tree pick-up is still happening, and prices start at $20.00 depending on your location.
You may also drop off your tree at our Tejon location for $5.00!
Call to schedule your pick-up!
(719)632-2788

Christmas is finally here! A time for family, laughing, sharing, reflecting, and looking forward to the New Year.
Here at Spencer’s we have appreciated your love and support through the years, and we look forward to the years to come.
From our family to yours, we wish you a merry and bright Christmas, and a New Year filled with love and memories.
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Employee Spotlight!

We’ve saved the best for last! Today we feature the patriarch of Spencers. Our father, grandpa, and friend, Mister Noble Spencer, Jr. himself! Jr turned 90 years young in September, and he hasn’t slowed down one bit! We keep him busy, and he keeps us on our toes!

“Marge (Jr’s late wife) and I always had a lot of fun at Christmas. After I got out of the service, and came home from Japan, she met me in San Francisco. We stayed with her sister for a few days, and went to Fisherman’s Wharf. I don’t like seafood, but Marge loved it.
“Once we had kids, she always tried to make Christmas special for them. She was real good at that.
“What I like best about Christmas now is relaxing. I don’t make any plans if I don’t want to! But I see the kids, and the grand kids, and now their children. Those rugrats sure exhaust me! But I love them. They’re cute little tykes!”EC3E266F-7B3F-43EB-88BA-D4F56AE5E3D9