BRISTLECONE PINE is the February 2017 Plant of the Month

FEBRUARY: BRISTLECONE PINE Pinus aristata or Bristlcone Pine is a very hardy, drought tolerant, landscape specimen tree that works really well as a character pine or focal point for beautiful Boulder Colorado Landscapes.  This is not the type of pine to use as a windbreak, or for privacy screening.  It is very slow growing, having … More BRISTLECONE PINE is the February 2017 Plant of the Month

Plant of the month. April 2016 DWARF BURNING BUSH IS NOT THAT DWARF!

Euonymus alatus and the compact variety Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’ are popular shrubs that are planted in many Boulder Colorado Landscapes. However, their popularity has meant that this landscaper has had to remove many of them because of poor placement. You see, people who are not familiar with these plants think that the term “dwarf” means … More Plant of the month. April 2016 DWARF BURNING BUSH IS NOT THAT DWARF!

Plant of the month. January 2016 CONCOLOR WHITE FIR

Abies concolor or White Fir is a beautiful, tall, slender, evergreen species planted frequently along the Front Range of Colorado. Preferring slightly wetter conditions than most Pine and Spruce species, it does less well with the minimal irrigation the farther east one goes onto the plains. However, it will thrive in the slightly wetter environment … More Plant of the month. January 2016 CONCOLOR WHITE FIR

Plant of the month. August 2014: HOLY HYDRANGEAS BATMAN

It’s August and the bats are flying at dusk, swooping for insects, mosquitoes, and my wife’s hair! But that’s OK because finally, the Hydrangeas are blooming! Hydrangea aborescens, macrophylla, paniculatta, and quercifolia are the four shrub types we grow here on the Front Range of Colorado and Hydrangea anomala petiolaris or Climbing Hydrangea as the … More Plant of the month. August 2014: HOLY HYDRANGEAS BATMAN