Pots & Planters

Saving Energy with Simple Landscape Amenities

February 26, 2016
One of the most critical conversations of our generation seems to be all about energy conservation and environmental quality. Our current state of awareness to the environment surrounding us...

Fungus Growing in Your Lawn? And We Don’t Mean Mushrooms…

February 22, 2016
Along Colorado’s Front Range, snow mold may be more of an issue this year than in the recent past. Conditions have been ideal for this unsightly turf problem to develop. Turf...

Designscapes Stars

February 18, 2016
Designscapes Colorado supports continuing education and training for all team members in every division of our organization. We feel that a well trained and highly educated work force is...

Game Plan “ Sustainable Landscape”

February 10, 2016
As the population increases people use more resources and generate more waste which consequently leads to legal restriction being enforced on landscape design and maintenance.  Having...

More Than A Porch Light

February 08, 2016
We’re about five weeks away from when we re-set the clocks and spring forward into longer days.   For many, the extended daylight hours brighten our spirits and get us in the...

2016 Popular Trendy Garden Ideas

January 29, 2016
Garden and Landscape Designers shaping our industry has provided an unfolding report on 2016 Gardening Trends.  The Garden Media Group released the 2016 Gardening Trends Report “Syncing...

A Healthy Environment Starts in Your Yard

January 26, 2016
  We generally use our yard as a place for relaxation, children and pet play areas, family gatherings and for some, a blissful seclusion from the busy world we live in.  But...

Take New Year’s Resolutions Outdoors

January 18, 2016
We’re all making resolutions about what we want to be and do in 2016. So  remember to include your own gardening/outdoor experience.  It’s not on  our minds now, but...

Use hardy ice plants to bring low-growing color

June 03, 2015
Colorado is fortunate to have a wide assortment of plants introduced by Denver Botanic Gardens’ Senior Curator, Panayoti Kelaidis. Among his finds are  South African ice plants...

Dealing with rain

May 27, 2015
Because of extended rains, most planting beds are full of mud, muk and yuk.  Even if you are willing to take a shovel to these super-saturated soils, is it worth the effort? The short...

Great Gift Ideas

May 17, 2015
 #1 – Grafted tomatoes While they have been available for a couple of years, gardeners are just becoming aware of these tomatoes. Their benefits are that they are more vigorous,...

Festive Pottery During the Holidays

December 16, 2014
Outdoor plant containers don’t have to be packed away until spring. Those planters that grew petunias and pansies a few months ago can be dressed up for the holidays – and...