Category Archives: Annuals & Perennials

What’s the difference between annuals and perenials? Annuals grow completely in one year; they germinate, produce seeds and flowers, then die. Perennials require more time to grow, and persist for more than one season.

Tip of the Week: Ready to Pitch Petunias?

As we feel fall in the air, we see some of our summer annuals looking tired. With the changes in season, it’s time to switch out the annuals and enjoy the colors of fall.   The warm days that are … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Want More Drama in Your Yard?

Perennials never go out of style They show up in sensational shapes-from spikes and mounds to petals delicate and demur. Perennials offer ever-changing colors and textures. Some live in the sun, others like the shade. Consequently, many people are relying … Continue reading

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How Do New Flowers Go from Idea to You?

          Every year, growers around the country compete against one another to come up with the next colorful flower breed, that will hopefully one day end up in your yard. Thanks to our Designscapes Colorado flower … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Are Your Containers Losing Their Luster?

Mid-season fix-ups for flowers on the fritz  By early July, it’s common to have patio containers that are a mix of thriving flowers and foliage and some stragglers that are less than lush. Maybe you were on a trip or … Continue reading

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The Journey of a Plant: Where did those Beautiful Flowers Come From?

  Designscapes Colorado is fortunate enough to have a plant acquisition expert who knows a thing or two about getting you the right kind of annuals. Armed with years of experience, and the ability to find just about any plant … Continue reading

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Crazy Colorado Weather: Taking Care of 6,000 Flowers

Here at Designscapes Colorado, we know that the crazy Colorado weather can change at just a moments notice. We have seen exactly that this week, but after being in business for 25 years, we know to expect the unexpected. Thankfully … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Plant When Conditions are Right

The bare root plants starting to show up now in warehouse and some hardware stores are common perennials we grow in Colorado – such as Echinacea, daisies, liatris and daylilies. Unfortunately for all of us who want to get outdoors … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Rabbits are more Foe than Friend

That little bunny sitting out in your yard with the cute cotton tail and twitching nose could be a dangerous foe if he and his kids and cousins like the buffet served up in your landscape. Got clover? They love … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 5 Ways to Love Your Landscape this Weekend

With the snowfall behind us and nice weather ahead, the weekend offers a great time to launch the landscape season in your yard. Everything you do now will bring a great ROI for your efforts the rest of the growing … Continue reading

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Start Planning Your Landscape Now – The Denver Post

Start planning your landscaping projects now. Here’s how. “Blah.” Does that word or something like it come into your mind when you gaze out at your yard? If it does, perhaps the next word should be thinking is: “landscaping.” That … Continue reading

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