CSU trial gardens are in full bloom

Chapman W.

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The Colorado State University annual trial gardens, located west of the University Center for the Arts, offer beautiful, colorful scenery for visitors. The gardens are created every year by the students and staff of the horticulture department.

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According to the trial garden pamphlet given out to visitors, the 2015 trial consists of around 805 different types of plants. The plants are evaluated based on different criteria, such as floriferousness (flower-bearing) and how hardy the plants are to the environment.

Visitors can vote on their favorite plants either by filling out a form at the gardens or by visiting the voting website.

Collegian Reporter Chapman Croskell can be reached at news@collegian.com and on Twitter @Nescwick.