Best Flowers for Fall Gardens

Posted on November 16th, 2013 by

If you’re beginning to mourn the flowers from your summer garden, why not turn your attention to flowers that can bloom throughout the fall months? While fall may not be the brightest season, there are a number of flowers that do quite well in our mountain climate. Combined with evergreens and landscape plants that boast changing foliage, your garden can have plenty of visual interest through the fall.

Here are some of the best flowers for fall gardens in Colorado.

Asters. Not only are asters strong and reliable, they don’t get their bloom on until late summer and early fall …
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Project Spotlight: Cherry Hill

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by

Looking for some landscape architecture inspiration for your luxury Colorado home? We invite you to take a photo tour of an exquisite Cherry Hills property, which our team here at Lifescape Colorado recently finished designing and renovating. Located in the suburbs of Denver, this impeccable residential landscape has it all – recreation, entertainment and an elegant, dynamic design.

This photo taken before we began renovating really captures the state of the space, which was intended to be a garden. However, the homeowners later realized they did not have the time to invest in it.

This shot of the front yard shows how we were …
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Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine

Posted on November 13th, 2013 by

The deep tones and sculptural silhouettes of evergreen trees against the backdrop of glistening white snow are what make Colorado winters so magical. The Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine is an evergreen species native to Colorado that has painted this majestic picture for thousands of years.

It’s believed that the bristlecone pine is the oldest living thing on this earth. This is due to the fact that these durable trees have incredible strategies for survival. They can even remain standing for hundreds of years after they die!

The slow-growing Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine is adapted to cold and dry climates. Once matured, it …
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Project Spotlight: Colorado Golf Club

Posted on November 12th, 2013 by

Located just south of Denver in Parker, Colo., the Colorado Golf Club stretches over 7,604 pristine yards and plays to par-72. When Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw first set out to design it, they envisioned a course that would glorify the natural landscape, while providing a haven for golfers of all levels. Their success is irrefutable. The Championship Course offers nice challenges for even the world’s top players.

In 2007, T&L Golf named the Colorado Golf Club one of the top 10 new courses of the year, and GOLF Magazine even named it one of the “10 to Watch” worldwide. Most recently, the Championship Course hosted the …
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Build a Beautiful Wildflower Nursery

Posted on November 10th, 2013 by

Is there anything more breathtaking than hiking in our Colorado mountains, and coming across a meadow full of colorful wildflowers? You can achieve the same level of beauty in your own garden using Colorado native plants and a few tips for harvesting your wildflower seeds. The seeds you harvest can be sowed immediately, stored or given to friends and neighbors as gifts.

Step One – Choose your favorite wildflowers. We recommend choosing a plant species native to Colorado for your wildflower nursery. In addition to being drought tolerant and hardy, our native birds and butterflies will make a more regular appearance …
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