Pines are a very hardy species of tree that can withstand extremes of temperature, moisture, humidity, and altitude. The Pinon Pine (Pinus edulis) is a great specimen to use in landscapes along the Front Range of Colorado. It is a bushy and broad, round evergreen with short, stiff needles and small cones with edible nuts. … More Plant of the month. December 2015 PINON PINE
The French, with their formal structured gardens love them, and American landscapers have use Privet for years as hedges, pruned neatly into rows, columns and other shaped items. The true Privet is ligustrum species, though here in Colorado, we also plant something called New Mexico Privet, which is not a true Privet, but Forestiera pubescens … More Plant of the month. November 2015 PRIVET
Wishing you had a little bit of “tropical” in your life right now? After recording -9 degrees below zero Fahrenheit last week in Boulder Colorado, a thought came to mind…..how about some tropical additions to the “Plant of the Month” Series? What can we grow here along the Front Range of Colorado that gives us … More Plant of the month. January 2015: BAMBOO, IN COLORADO?
December is upon us. Colorado’s Front Range has endured an unusual November Arctic blast that lasted for a week with daytime high temperatures up to 50 degrees or more below seasonal normals. So, many of us have settled into the holiday spirit indoors and have been busy decorating for Thanksgiving and planning for the upcoming … More Plant of the month. December 2014: LIVING HOLIDAY TREES
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