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Thursday, September 24, 2015

National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day

Keep water safe, dispose of medications Sept. 26 at National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day
On Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Aurora Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 10th opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Bring your pills for disposal to the Medical Center of Aurora at 1501 S. Potomac St. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.
Last September, Americans turned in 309 tons (over 617,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its eight previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.8 million pounds—more than 2,400 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Sept. 26 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Office of Diversion Control site.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Landscape Tips for Flowers

By mid-September, the flowers that thrived in the summer heat can start to look a little tired.

With fall in the air, it's time to bring fresh seasonal color into our containers and planting beds.  That color shift will even help us make the mental transition into the next season.
The last weeks of September are ideal for refreshing both containers and beds with brilliant fall color.  The night-time temperatures are much cooler and there are fewer hours of daylight.  With the hot days of summer behind, perennials in particular, can settle in without heat stress and there's still time for roots to get set for winter.   

Transitioning to fall plants also brings a good return on investment.
  Cool-season pansies will overwinter and bloom again next spring.  Fall-blooming perennials used for seasonal color are another good value because they will bloom again season after season.  Plant them once and they should be around for years to come.
Trends and themes
Among the most popular outdoor trends is growing edibles - and this trend carries over into late-season color and containers.  It's more practical to water and care for plants that we not only enjoy seeing, but also enjoy eating.  This year, plant a container full of edibles that includes herbs, dinosaur kale and even pansies, because they, too, are edible.
Use containers to play to special fall themes. Since fall is all about football, why not promote the fun of the game and carry the theme into porch and patio containers?  A planter full of orange and blue pansies accented with a piece of football gear is a great way to say, "It's Bronco Sunday!"  And don't stop there.  Use the colors from your kids' schools - or your own college team - to create a container or two.  Drop a school banner into the mix and show your team spirit.  

Halloween is another autumn theme easily enhanced with fall foliage and flowers.  Nestling the jack-o-lantern among orange and black pansies adds both a pop of color and live interest. 

Add more drama by accenting the container with twigs or small branches salvaged from pruning debris and painted black or silver.  What else can you re-purpose from your yard for Halloween that's both fun and sustainable?
Fall faves
Pansies of any color work well in containers and also in beds.  They might even bloom during the winter in mild years and you can certainly look forward to seeing them again in the spring.  Their long bloom time makes pansies a smart investment.
Mums and asters, in particular, are the fall bloomers that offer a great range of colors from soft lavender to bright yellow to burnished bronze.  Mums are that signature plant that says, "It's fall!" Just seeing them helps put us in the mood for autumn.

Grasses and sedums are also great in the mix. Grasses add height to containers and their movement when swaying in the breeze adds visual interest to both containers and beds.  The unique textures and shapes of sedum make it a standout in containers. Both grasses and sedum mix well with other annuals, perennials and foliage plants.
Winter is around the corner - and fall helps us wind down. Enjoy the beauty and ambiance of this new season by getting creative with containers that show off your favorite fall themes and style.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Prides Crossing Aurora Clean-Up Day

Good afternoon Prides Crossing Community!

Saturday September 19th from 10am - 1pm @ Aqua Vista Park will be a City of Aurora Annual Cleanup Location.  Please follow the below link for more information on Volunteering and reviewing items that can be dropped off.

Clean-up Day Event 

Thanks again and have a great weekend!

Shane Lussier | Property & Community Manager | CMCA®
Cherry Creek HOA Professionals
14901 E Hampden Ave #320 | Aurora, CO 80114
T 303.693.2118 | F 303.693.8803

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