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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.

Ten Great Plants for Four-season Color!

Want in on a secret that can make your garden look terrific?  Here it is:  plant for four-season color.  It’s all about looking at the big year ’round picture.  Don’t simply focus on what’s in bloom at any given time.  Plan before you plant so there are trees, shrubs and flowers creating

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Who wouldn’t want these great long-blooming perennials?

Perennials may not have the instant gratification of colorful annuals, but they have something more.  With basic good care, perennials come back year after year, and bloom their little hearts out. I asked some of the veterans of Tagawa’s Perennials Department to list a few of their favorite long-blooming perennials, and their

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