The heat of June has begun and one of the favorites of the garden has started to bloom. Painted Daisies (Tanacetum x coccineum) are just stunning this time of year with their deep, rich pink, crimson, or even mixed hybrid colors. The fern like stem and foliage adds to the texture and beauty of this … More Plant of the month. June 2016 OH, THE PAINTED DAISIES!
Tulips have been around for a very long time. They were first cultivated in Persia around the 10th century, and by the mid 1500’s were imported to Western Europe. They were brought to the United States around 1850 to some famous gardens in Massachusetts. Tulips are a bulbous perennial flower that loves long cool springs … More Plant of the month. May 2016 TALK ABOUT OLD SCHOOL…TULIPS FROM THE 10TH CENTURY
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
In July along the Front Range of Colorado, Shasta Daisies burst onto the Boulder Colorado landscape scene in a big way. The Shasta Daisy is an old school flower, but their beauty is everlasting. Created from 4 different daisies from three continents by Luther Burbank in 1890, the Shasta Daisy is named after Mt. Shasta … More Plant of the month. July 2015 SHASTA DAISY