CSU Extension Master Gardeners of Teller County
The Teller County Master Gardeners are gardeners from the local community who attend an 11-week training to hone their skills and then volunteer their knowledge and time back to the community in a variety of ways.
Our Great Potato Giveaway on June 1-2, 2023 gave away 450 pounds of certified seed potatoes from our CSU San Luis Valley Research station. It was an amazing giveaway where all the potatoes were gone in six hours! We’ll be doing this again in 2024 around the end of May or beginning of June at my office. See you all then.
2020 Virtual Greenhouse and Garden Tour September 2020
In 2020 we conducted our annual greenhouse and garden tour virtually. You can click on the video links below that we broke up by general location. You will notice that several of the videos use general locations instead of exact addresses, this is to give the gardeners some privacy. If you have questions about any of what you saw on the videos, or would like to be on the tour next year, please email Marisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because these are all YouTube videos, you may need to click the “back” button on your browser to get back to this page after each video has finished.
Ute Pass Area:
Woodland Park and Divide Areas:
- Chris’ greenhouses and outdoor beds
- Valerie’s Homemade Greenhouse
- Teresa Z’s Greenhouses and In-Ground Beds
- Eva and Ric’s Amazing Self-Designed Greenhouse
- Community Partnership’s Woodland Park Raised Beds
- Community Partnership’s Divide Raised Beds
Florissant and 11 Mile Areas:
- Jana’s Re-purposed Swing Set Raised Beds
- David and Nicole’s Aquaponics Greenhouse
- Sam and Barb’s Greenhouse and Raised Beds 11 Mile
- Sam and Barb’s Amazing Cordwood and Glass Bottle Greenhouses
- Sam and Barb’s Artistic Flower Bed Designs 11 Mile
Cripple Creek/Victor Areas:
Other Gardening Resources:
Sam’s Glass Bottle Greenhouse!
2. We’re at the Woodland Park Farmers’ Market every other week sharing information and answering questions.
3. We write articles for the local papers and on our Facebook Page.
4. See the video below for more about what we do in Teller County.
Mountain Gardening Resources:
- Colorado Mountain Gardening Basics
- Fruits and Vegetables that Grow in Teller
- Landscape Plants and Flowers that Grow in Teller
- Deer Resistant Plants and Pollinators in Teller
- Low Water Native Plants for Mountain Communities
- Trees and Shrubs for Mountain Communities
- Ground Cover and Rock Gardens for Mountain Communities
- Tomato Research Colorado 2019
- Tomato Varieties and Qualities (Select only early harvest for Teller)
How to Build a Raised Bed Hoop Cover
Month-by-Month Gardening Book for Teller
This is a book that the Teller County Master Gardeners put together to help gardeners in Teller County know what they should be doing each month to give you the best shot at a successful garden. The book is $20 and the proceeds go back to cover the cost of continuing education that the master gardeners are required to take each year. Check out the link below for the Table of Contents and contact Mark at email@example.com or 719-686-7961 to order a book.
Colorado State University Extension Links:
- Yard and Garden Fact Sheets
- Online Gardening Publications
- Garden Notes: Large Gardening Documents and How-To Info
- PlantTalk Colorado: A repository of plant FAQs
- Ask an Expert any Question
- CSU Soil, Water and Forage Lab
Teller County Master Gardener Articles
- Bringing Herbs Indoors
- Colorado Master Gardening Basics
- Container Gardens
- Managing Wildlife
- Growing Fruit in the Short Season
- Holiday Plants
- Is Your Landscape Firewise?
- Junior Master Gardener FAQs
- Mountain Flowers
- Preparing Perennials for Autumn
Learn about Becoming a Colorado Master Gardener (CMG):
The Colorado Master Gardener program is a unique intersection between University Horticulture expertise and community volunteers interested in educating locally.
Who are Colorado Master Gardeners (CMGs)?
We’re hands-on in educational school gardens, we’re helping grow food for local communities, and we’re passionate about pollinators. Some of us are into trees and insects and most of us are plant lovers.
We all get that gardening here takes grit and tenacity, which is why we’re providing local expertise for Colorado’s diverse plants and people. We are Colorado Master Gardeners, powered by Colorado State University.