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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.

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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Great Valentines Gift Ideas from Tagawa’s!

Need some inspiration for Valentine’s Day?  Tagawa Gardens has plenty of ideas! Take the picture above, for example. Are they fresh flowers?  Nope, they’re stunning faux flowers now available in Tagawa’s beautiful gift shop.  They can brighten your valentine’s home with yummy, lush color until the real blossoms are ready

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