Gardens

Are some flowers ok to plant now?

April 16, 2012
Yes.  You can definitely plant some flowers now!  Wow! Today’s weather sure is different than last week’s nice, warm and summer-like weather.  It’s chilly today and...

Early Blooming Shrubs

April 02, 2012
It has been a spectacular spring so far!  I am enjoying all the color popping out in the Cherry Hills, Greenwood Village and Centennial landscapes.  There are fruit trees in bloom and so...

Spring Landscape Tips

March 28, 2012
Watching your spring bulbs come to life and your trees leaf out again are some of the joys of this season.  Here at Designscapes Colorado, we want your landscape to looks its best this...

Sustainable Landscaping

March 19, 2012
So, you’ve probably heard the term “sustainable landscaping” but, do you know what it means?  Simply put, sustainable landscaping considers the environment with the goal to reduce air,...

Hummingbird Feeder from an Old Coke Bottle

August 16, 2010
(Summarized from article originally printed in Birds & Blooms) Materials Needed: Glass Bottle (less than 375 ml and that will have a tight fit with the stopper) 5 feet of 4...

Designing an English Garden

August 02, 2010
English gardens are a common design preference for many people. They are designed to look like they were grown in England, with a some-what wild flower filled cottage garden. They’re...

Garden Stepping Stones

July 14, 2010
Looking for a great summer project to do with (or without!) the kids? Making garden step stones is a great way to personalize any yard! You can make a bunch of them and create a path,...

Great Gardening/Outdoor Gifts for Dad!

June 07, 2010
With Father’s Day on June 20th — it’s time to start thinking about a gift for that special Dad in your life. Phil will bring some gift ideas to show the viewers! Click...

Channel 7: Edible Potted Gardens 2010

May 24, 2010
How about growing your own vegetables and herbs this season?  This is a convenient and cost saving way to enjoy your own fresh foods.  Salad greens and edible flowers provide beauty AND...

Channel 7: Building a Great Hanging Basket

May 03, 2010
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and this is a great idea for Mom or for yourself!  Add some annual color to the patio with a hanging basket. Phil and Bertha will plant a...

Channel 7: Building a Raised Garden Bed

March 08, 2010
If you are a beginner or a gardening expert, raised garden beds are a fantastic way to grow flowers and vegetables.  With the first day of spring right around the corner, now is the ideal...

Channel 7: Starting Seeds Indoors

February 15, 2010
Yes, it may seem a bit early, as it is still the middle of February but, now is the time to start thinking about what you are going to want to plant in your yard:  vegetables, annual...