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June – Great Outdoors Month 2016

June 01, 2016
The State and National Park of our country represent our natural heritage. Great Outdoors Month takes place from May to July and is an event filled with fun and exciting outdoor activities...

Tip of the Week! Coming Soon Rain Barrels in Your Garden

May 31, 2016
Rain barrels will soon be legal in Colorado thanks to a bill Governor Hickenlooper signed earlier this month. Following are the 5 W’s about rain barrels and a little more:...

Andrew Skurman – Contemporary Classical Lecture

May 27, 2016
  Award winning Architect Andrew Skurman provided an illustrated lecture on his firm’s first monograph publication, Contemporary Classical , held at the Cherry Creek Country...

Tip of the Week! Sometimes it’s OK to Break the Rules

May 26, 2016
We’ve pined away all winter long to see green grass and smell the petunias – and our moment is finally here. We passed the date of last frost a few days ago and now we can get...

Let’s Explore Nature

May 20, 2016
Nature is earth’s natural present to humanity.  Our environmental gift sustains animal and plant life depend on all overall conditions of planet Earth.  Consequently, human intervention...

Tip of the Week! Be Inspired by Small Spaces

May 17, 2016
Rock and miniature gardening has become extremely popular and there are  new, fresh ideas worth trying – even if your growing area is a small one. For our high altitude...

Native and Non-Native Plantings

May 13, 2016
The difference between a native plant and non-native plant is quite simple yet imperative to any given environment. Native Plants  Found in “communities of growth” meaning...

Mother’s Day Plants and Precautions – Tip of the Week

May 07, 2016
Mother’s Day and the start of the new growing season almost coincide.  That makes this holiday one to honor mom with plants she loves.  From the smallest to largest growing space,...

Colorado Edibles & Medicinal

May 06, 2016
Colorado has some of the best varieties of plant “super food” edibles and medicinal known to nature growing in our own back yard.  After extensive studies it has been proven that wild...

Getting to Know Designscapes

May 02, 2016
  Designscapes Colorado, Inc. was incorporated in 1992 and owned by Phil Steinhauer — and today is regionally recognized as a premiere design, construction, and maintenance firm...

Make Room for Our State Flower

April 29, 2016
As the hiking season gets underway, we’ll stroll past Columbine growing entirely on their own in the high country without support from any humans. It’s a miracle of nature...

Resident Hawk – Welcoming Mr. & Mrs. Swany

April 28, 2016
  Designscapes Colorado has the pleasure of having two Swainson Hawks take residency on our property after their record breaking yearly migration.   Every year these...