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Colorado Master Gardenersm Program Colorado Gardener Certificate Training

Colorado State University Extension

Updated January 28, 2012

CMG GardenNotes
By number
001 002 Index to Yard and Garden Publication CMG GardenNotes by Number 108 109 110 Worksheet: Diagnosing Insects and Diseases Worksheet: Pest Management Options Homework: Ips and Mountain Pine Beetle

010 Colorado Master Gardener Program

010 011 013 014 015 017 018 019 References and Review Questions: CMG Program Learning VMS (CMG On-Line Volunteer Management System) The Colorado Master Gardener Program, Communications Listening Habits Evaluation Using Copyrighted Materials: Are You Legal Homework: CMG Program

120 How Plants Grow (Botany)

120 121 122 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 References and Review Questions: How Plants Grow Horticulture Classification Taxonomic Classification Plant Structures: Cells, Tissues, and Structures Plant Structures: Roots Plant Structures: Stems Plant Structures: Leaves Plant Structures: Flowers Plant Structures: Fruit Plant Structures: Seeds Plant Growth Factors: Photosynthesis, Respiration and Transpiration Plant Growth Factors: Light Plant Growth Factors: Temperature Plant Growth Factors: Water Plant Growth Factors: Hormones Worksheet: Plant Structures Homework: How Plants Grow

Planting Gardens, Growing People

100 Diagnostics & PHC SQ

100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 References and Review Questions: Diagnostics IPM: Plant Health Care Diagnosing Tree Disorders Diagnosing Soil and Root Disorders of Landscape Trees Lab worksheet: Step 2 in Diagnostic Process Homework: Diagnostics and PHC class Worksheet: Root Spread of Trees Homework: Diagnosing Abiotic Disorders of Trees class

150 Identifying Trees and Shrubs

150 151 152 153 Reference and Review Questions: Identifying Trees and Shrubs Identifying Trees and Shrubs Identifying Conifers Identifying Broadleaf Flowering Trees and Shrubs

154 155

Worksheet: Identifying Conifers Worksheet: Identifying Broadleaf Flowering Trees and Shrubs


Worksheet: Home Lawn Irrigation CheckUp

210 Soils, Fertilizers, and Soil Amendments

210 211 212 213 214 215 218 219 221 222 223 224 231 232 233 234 241 242 243 244 245 246 251 252 253 References and Review Questions: Soils, Fertilizers and Soil Amendments Introduction to Soil The Living Soil Managing Soil Tilth Estimating Soil Texture Soil Compaction Earthworms Soil Drainage Soil Tests Soil pH Iron Chlorosis Saline Soils Plant Nutrition Understanding Fertilizers Calculating Fertilizer Rates Organic Fertilizers Soil Amendments Using Manure Using Compost Cover Crops and Green Manure Crops Mulching with Wood/Bark Chips, Grass Clippings, and Rock Making Compost Asking Effective Questions About Soils Worksheet: Soil Texture Homework: Fertilizers and Soil Amendments

310 Insect ID
310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 Identifying Insects: References and Review Questions Taxonomy of Arthropods (Insects and Insect Relatives) Insect Anatomy and Growth Insect Orders Key 1 Common Garden Insects Key 2 Insect Orders Worksheet: Identifying Insects Homework: Identifying Insects

330 Pathology
330 331 332 References and Review Questions: Plant Pathology Plant Pathology Homework: Plant Pathology

350 Weed Management

350 351 352 353 354 References and Review Questions: Weed Management: Weed Management Weed Identification Weeds Associated with Specific Environments and Cultural Conditions Homework: Weed Management

260 Irrigation Management

260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 Reference and Review Questions: Irrigation Management Colorados Water Situation Water Movement Through the Landscape Understanding Irrigation Management Factors Irrigation Equipment Methods to Schedule Home Lawn Irrigation Converting Inches to Minutes Watering Efficiently

410 Water Wise Landscape Design

410 411 412 413 414 415 References and Review Questions: Water Wise Landscape Design: Water Wise Landscape Design: Design Steps Water Wise Landscape Design: Selecting Turf Options Water Wise Landscape Design: Design Principles Worksheet: Water Wise Landscape Design Homework: Water Wise Landscape Design

510 Herbaceous Plants

510 511 512 513 514 References and Review Questions: Herbaceous Plants: Colorado Plant Ecosystems Herbaceous Plants: Right Plant, Right Place Worksheet: Herbaceous Plants Activity Homework: Herbaceous Plants

615 616 617 618 619 620

Structural Pruning Summary Pruning Mature Shade Trees Structural Pruning on Maturing Trees Pruning Evergreens Pruning Flowering Shrubs Homework: Pruning

630 Tree Planting

630 References and Review Questions: Tree Planting: Tree Placement: Right Plant, Right Place Tree Selection: Right Plant, Right Place The Science of Planting Trees Tree Staking and Underground Stabilization Care of Recently Planted Trees Tree Planting Steps Homework: Tree Planting

550 Turfgrass Management

550 551 552 553 554 561 562 References and Review Questions: Turf Management Basic Turf Management Practices Broadleaf Weed Control in Lawns Dog Urine Damage on Lawns: Causes, Cures and Prevention Earthworm and Nightcrawlers in the Home Lawn Turfgrass Species Selection Guidelines Best Turf Varieties: Variety Recommendations for Bluegrass, Ryegrass, Tall Fescue, Fine Fescue, Buffalograss and Bermudagrass Hybrid (Kentucky X Texas) Bluegrass for Turf Use in Colorado Fine Fescues for Lawns Buffalograss Lawns Sources of Grass Seed, Sod, and Plugs for Colorado Lawns

631 632 633 634 635 636 637

650 Tree Care

652 Tree Preservation: Protecting Trees in Construction Sites

563 564 565 566

710 Vegetables
710 711 References and Review Questions: Vegetables Vegetable Garden: Soil Management and Fertilization Sample Vegetable Garden Seed Catalogs Block Style Layout in Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens Irrigating the Vegetable Garden Mulches for the Vegetable Garden Water Conservation in the Vegetable Garden Growing Tomatoes Early Blight of Tomato Vegetable Garden Hints Vegetable Planting Guide Sample Planting Guide for Raised-Bed Garden Frost Protection and Extending the Growing Season Growing Vegetable in a Hobby Greenhouse

580 Native Plants

580 581 582 583 References and Review Questions: Native Plants: Native Grasses Native Plant Reference Native Plant Vendors

712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723

610 Pruning
610 611 612 613 614 References and Review Questions: Pruning Tree Growth and Decay Developing Strong Branch Unions Pruning Cuts Structural Training of Young Shade Trees


Vegetable Gardening in Containers

760 Small Fruit

760 761 762 763 764 References and Review Questions: Small Fruits Growing Raspberries in the Home Garden Growing Blackberries in the Home Garden Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden Growing Grapes in the Home Garden

Climate Summary 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 Climate Summary: Boulder and Longmont Climate Summary: Castle Rock, Littleton and Parker Climate Summary: Colorado Springs, Climate Summary: Dillon Climate Summary: Eagle and Glenwood Springs Climate Summary: Fort Collins, Greeley and Estes Park Climate Summary: Gunnison Climate Summary: Northeast Colorado Climate Summary: Northwest Colorado Climate Summary: Southwest Colorado Climate Summary: Pueblo Climate Summary: Salida and Buena Vista Climate Summary: Norwood and Telluride Climate Summary: San Luis Valley Climate Summary: Canon City

780 Tree Fruit

770 771 References and Review Questions: Tree Fruits Growing Tree Fruits in the Home Garden