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Welcome to the Colorado Master Gardener GardenNotes! This site contains University horticultural information as well as training resources for Colorado Master Gardener and Certified Colorado Gardener students.

2021 Training Information          

  • Colorado Master Gardener Volunteer: Training Schedule
  • Certified Colorado Gardener: Full Course Training Schedule
  • 2021 Course Training Syllabus Coming soon!
  • Student Training Guide – Coming soon!
    • Includes syllabus, reading list, homework, and class notes.
    • Recommended to print or save to a device for weekly access.
  • Student Worksheet Booklet – Coming soon!
    • Print or save to a device for weekly in-class access.
  • Link to Online Courses CSU Online’s Canvas site
    • CMG Online Class Registration instructions – Coming soon!
    • Student Tutorial for Online Classes – Coming soon!
  • CMG Volunteer Handbook | 2020 Version

Note: These are in pdf files, formatted for easy download and printing or saving. They require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

GARDENNOTES COMPLETE SET (PDF)

Direct Links to GN Information


000 – Index


010 – CMG Program Overview

PDF: CMG PROGRAM OVERVIEW SECTION


100 – IPM and the Diagnostic Process

PDF: IPM & THE DIAGNOSTIC PROCESS SECTION


110 – Diagnosing Tree Disorders

PDF: DIAGNOSING TREE DISORDERS SECTION


120 – 160 – Botany

PDF: BOTANY SECTION


170 – Identifying Trees and Shrubs

PDF: IDENTIFYING TREES AND SHRUBS SECTION


210 – Soils Fertilizers and Soil Amendments

PDF: SOILS, FERTILIZERS & AMENDMENTS SECTION


260 – Irrigation Management

PDF: IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT SECTION


310 – Entomology and Identifying Insects

PDF: ENTOMOLOGY SECTION


330 – Plant Pathology

PDF: PLANT PATHOLOGY SECTION


350 – Weed Management

PDF: WEED MANAGEMENT SECTION


410 – Water Wise Landscape Design

PDF: WATER WISE LANDSCAPES SECTION


510 – Herbaceous Plants

PDF: HERBACEOUS PLANTS SECTION


550 – Lawn Care – Turfgrass Management

PDF: TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT SECTION


580 – Native Plants

PDF: NATIVE PLANTS SECTION


610 – Pruning

PDF: PRUNING SECTION


630 – Tree Planting: Right Plant Right Place

PDF: TREE PLANTING SECTION


650 – Tree Care

PDF: TREE CARE SECTION


710 – Vegetables & Herbs

PDF: VEGETABLES & HERBS SECTION

741 – Climate Summaries & Frost Dates


760 – Small Fruits

PDF: SMALL FRUITS SECTION


770 – Tree Fruit

PDF: TREE FRUITS SECTION