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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.

How to green up your fall clean-up!

There was a time when “fall clean-up” meant getting out the loppers and hedge trimmers and taking almost everything in our gardens down to the ground. It was about leveling and cleaning away all the leaves and old seed heads. But that was then. Now there’s a growing movement to leave

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Don’t let frost sneak up on your veggie garden! Act now for the best harvest possible!

We know it’s coming… that first frost that leaves our heat-loving vegetables, including tomatoes, going down for the count. But there are ways to push back and outsmart Mother Nature before she brings the harvest to a screeching halt. The problem is that we’re greedy. I certainly am. I want

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Thousands of great perennials you didn’t know you need, and they’re all on sale!

Question:  Where can you find thousands of vigorous right-off-the-truck perennials,  blooming or about-to-bloom, all 40% off their regular price?   Answer:  Tagawa Gardens, of course! It’s Tagawa’s 39th Anniversary Sale running Friday, August 6th through Thursday, August 19th, and you’re invited!  Perennials, including ornamental grasses, and roses are all 40% off.  Trees, shrubs, and almost

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Are your yard and garden looking a little weary? These tips might help!

Are our summer heatwave and the smoke from the forest fires in the Pacific Northwest prompting you to spend a little less time outdoors this summer? That’s my excuse for not keeping as close an eye on my yard and garden as I usually do. So now, I’m playing catch-up

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