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! What Do Your Plants Need Now?

Here’s another Colorado conundrum: the snow pack is at 142% of average and reservoirs are at 106% of normal–but at least 52% of our state is experiencing some level of drought. Temps in February have been well above normal statewide–as … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week! Is your Crocus Showing?

During this warm weekend, take a minute to poke around where you planted bulbs last fall. We’re almost on the brink of bulb season and you may soon see some signs of emerging growth in the warmest and sunniest areas … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week! Get Ready for the Growing Season

February isn’t exactly the growing season in Colorado, but the season is just around the corner. Here are three things you can do right now to get our soon-to-be growing season off to a great start.   #1 – Get … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week! 2017 Color of the Year

It’s “Greenery”–a yellow–green hue that links with the concept of “environment”–Color of the Year for 2017 named by the Pantone Color Institute. According to Pantone, Greenery is nature’s neutral that will remind us of those first, fresh days of spring. … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week! Top Plants in 2017

Just like 2017 is the year of the rooster in the Chinese calendar, 2017 also has a designated bulb, perennial, annual and edible. While a national designation, these “2017 Year of” plants offer noteworthy advantages for Colorado gardeners. Read on … Continue reading

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2016 Face of Landscape Architecture & Construction – 5280 Home

For 24 years, Designscapes Colorado has been Denver’s face of landscape architecture and construction integrating landscape design, construction and maintenance. Designscapes Colorado creates environments that capture the imagination, shaping a beautiful outdoor sanctuary perfect for the outdoor Colorado lifestyle. Owner … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week! Think Spring…Even If It’s 5 Below Zero

We may be knee deep in snow, but it’s a New Year and not too soon to think about what’s just a few months ahead in the growing season. This deep freeze reminds us there are things we need to … Continue reading

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Christmas Blessing – Spiritual Landcapes

  Christmas is here and it is time to give thanks for all the absolution we received in the year 2016. ┬áNever forgetting the essence of the holidays and always giving back to those in need; that is the spirit … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week! Do 1 Thing To Save Plants From Deep Freeze

Colorado’s temps are about to take a polar deep dive to hit digits below zero. Do you know the one quick measure you can take to protect them today while it’s still balmy? And did you know houseplants may need … Continue reading

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Tip of The Week! 3 Holiday Decor Hacks

Going crazy if you haven’t yet hung all the holiday lights and decked the halls with boughs of greens? Then here are 3 simple hacks to bring some sanity back to your holiday hustle and bustle. #1 – Remember that … Continue reading

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