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Rabbitbrush – A Colorful Colorado Native Shrub

PlantTalk Colorado says, it’s “one of the most ornamental and useful native plants for a Colorado garden,” and Better Homes & Gardens names it one of their “Standout Plants for the Mountain West.” A shrub native to Colorado, rabbitbrush not only celebrates the natural beauty of our state but it inherently comes with a tolerance for the…

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The Beautiful, Spherical Golden Barrel Cactus

The Golden Barrel cactus is also known as mother-in-law’s cushion. But don’t let the name fool you, not only are these plants low-maintenance and drought-tolerant, but they add incredible texture and architectural appeal to Denver gardens and landscapes. Golden Barrels have been cultivated for over a century. According to the United States Botanic Garden, the cactus was…

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Why Yuccas are Our Best Friend

Why Yuccas are Our Best Friend

Known as “some of the toughest plants in the kingdom,” yucca plants can bring a lot to landscapes while only asking for a little in return. Incredibly drought-tolerant and low-maintenance, yuccas have fleshy roots like succulents that allow this family of plants to store water in order to survive even in the driest of spells. But there…

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Colorado Landscaping: High-Altitude Gardening 101

Mountain views come at a hefty price if you are a gardener. Unpredictable weather, a fleeting growing season, fast-evaporating water, heavy clay soils and “land that tilts like a roller coaster” (as Mother Earth News puts it), are just a few of the challenges that Colorado gardeners can be forced to face. But Coloradans who are…

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Flowers to Make Landscapes Buzz with Birds & Butterflies

Landscapes humming with life have a special way of energizing our spirits. They remind us of the awe-inspiring circle of life and the infinite beauty of nature. But you don’t have to go to the Denver Botanic Gardens to experience this. You can enjoy an uplifting landscape every time you step outside your home by incorporating flowers…

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Low-Maintenance Ornamental Grasses Great for Colorado Landscapes

Low-Maintenance Ornamental Grasses Great for Colorado Landscapes

Achieving an aesthetically appealing landscape while keeping water consumption down can be tricky, but it’s the price we pay to live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. One way Denver homeowners can create an interesting landscape that is also drought-friendly is by incorporating ornamental grasses. These easy-to-care-for plants can add incredible texture and color to landscapes while not…

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