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Luan Akin

Luan Akin

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Luan Akin
Tagawa Gardens Outreach Ambassador

After 30 years as a news reporter for KCNC TV in Denver, Luan Akin was ready for a change. In 2008, she came to Tagawa Gardens and offered to create a brand new position: Garden Outreach Ambassador.

Luan had trained and volunteered as a Douglas County Master Gardener for ten years. In addition to her duties as a news reporter, working primarily out of the Channel 4 News helicopter, Luan also produced and presented a long-running series of stories called “Gardening Together.”

All these years later, Luan now works year ‘round, presenting a variety of gardening and nature-related topics to hundreds of children, HOA’s, gardening clubs, church groups, small businesses and other organizations.

She is an avid gardener, a beekeeper and a proud mom to four dogs who have trained her well.

Hold friends and family close this season with help from Tagawa Gardens!

The holidays are a time to gather with family and friends and share the warmth of the season.  This year, that may not always be as easy as we’d like.  So Tagawa Gardens has a suggestion: When you can’t have a holiday party, why not have a holiday Zoom with Tagawas?  I’ll be your hostess!

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Some late-fall gardening tricks and treats you need to know about!

Let’s start with the treats. Remember how crazy it was buying veggie and flower seeds this past spring? Why not “buy it forward?” Tagawa’s has brought in a great supply of 2021 seeds early and they’re in the racks now! These aren’t leftover seeds from this past season. These seeds

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Planting some veggies and herbs NOW in late summer just makes sense!

I’m guessing I’m not the only one who thinks of the summer season as June, July, and August. Not technically correct, I know, but it just feels right. So if it also feels like it’s too late to plant veggies and herbs, let’s just sit down ’til that feeling goes away.  Some veggies

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Tagawa Has the Tools You Need to Fight Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles may be the most hated insect in our Colorado gardens, and now is the time to brace for their summer invasion. They’re beautiful little creatures in their way…. about half-an-inch long,  have shiny metallic emerald green bodies with bronze wings, but that’s as far as the admiration goes.  Japanese beetles

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