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Flowers get evaluated in Colorado

by webdev

August 05, 2011

People from around the world visited Colorado State University's (CSU) trial garden recently to decide whether the plants were faring well in the state's climate, 9News reports. The event, called "Evaluation Day," draws horticulture experts as well as average flower lovers.

More than 1,000 flowers bloomed as the experts evaluated the success of certain plants.

"It's just beautiful right now," James Klett, a CSU horticulture professor, told the news source. "A lot of color, and a lot of people traveling through Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, this has become one of the major tourist spots." He added that because the Rocky Mountain region has such extreme weather, flowers that do well there will likely do well in many other geographic regions as well.

The results that experts observe at the public garden will be spread by CSU so that other gardeners can incorporate them into their design plans. According to, the top five easiest plants to grow in Colorado now are Columbine, Sweat Pea, Lavender, Yarrow and Monkshood.

Colorado residents who aren't avid gardeners may prefer to have the colors and smells of the season delivered to them indoors with an arrangement of flowers delivered.

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