Gardens

Pretty Low-Water Perennials

May 25, 2013
Why we love perennials – they keep coming back!   Perennials are user friendly for the gardener who wants to scale back on annual planting chores.  You plant perennials once...

What’s a Waffle Garden?

May 17, 2013
ALCC’s Tip of the Week has me wondering – what is a WAFFLE GARDEN? Warm days, and especially warming soil conditions, make this a prime weekend for planting those seasonal...

Will the Lilacs Bloom?

May 06, 2013
This is a reprint of the ALCC’s Tip of the Week published on Friday, May 3rd: Along the Front Range, snowfall on May 1st feels late for the last blast of winter.  Yet, do you...

Per Square Foot Gardening

May 06, 2013
This Monday, May 6th, Bertha Lynn ( denverchannel.com ) and I will discuss and demonstrate how to plan and construct a Square Foot Garden. Square foot gardening is the practice of planning...

ALCC Awards Recognition Continues

April 18, 2013
The Press Release starts by saying, “Seven South Metro Landscapes Win Excellence in Landscape Award”. Innovative Projects Demonstrate Water Conservation and Beauty Can...

More Spring Landscape Ideas

April 02, 2013
With more snow expected, most of us will be huddled up indoors wondering if Spring is actually here or not.  The inclement weather does offer a great opportunity to contemplate future...

Beautiful Spring Bulbs

March 28, 2013
I wanted to share a couple pictures of some a beautiful yellow daffodil and bright purple dutch iris in a Cherry Hills Village yard. Daffodil in Bloom in Cherry Hills Village  ...

Spring is Here, What’s on Your Landscape List?

March 26, 2013
Yep its March in Colorado, which means the weather can turn on a dime.  Sun, snow, wind, and rain can all be expected, sometimes in the same day!  Don’t let the changes in the...

Winter Watering Important Now!

February 01, 2013
With the words of “drought” continually in the headlines, we are faced with another tough season on our landscapes.  What can you do now?   In order to help your plants survive...

Gardening Trends for 2013

January 11, 2013
Fed up with the stress and complexities of modern life and more accepting of the current economic conditions, trend setters ahve dubbed 2013 “The Year of Bliss”.  Gardening...

How to make a Bird Feeder form a Gourd

October 25, 2012
Making a bird feeder from a gourd is a fun and easy seasonal activity that the Designscapes Colorado team would like to share with you.  To make a bowl feeder, first cut a gourd in two...

Landscape Maintenance for Fall

October 05, 2012
Landscape maintenance in Colorado is really important this time of year.  Here at Designscapes Colorado we have put together a quick and easy guide to fall maintenance.  Plants are...