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Tropical Style February 17, 2019

A Mother, a Garden and a Present for the Neighbors

I normally aspire to inspire visitors to attempt new items in the garden, but this before-and-after project comes with a story that I hope will inspire you to start a garden where you’re in life, with or without house ownership……

Tropical Style January 12, 2019

Rocky Mountain Gardener's November Checklist

The huge autumn gardening push is winding down, and we are starting to look inward now, toward spending more time indoors in cozy warmth. But, there are still some times of beautiful weather to enjoy this month plus a couple…..

Tropical Style December 24, 2018

Great Design Plant: Sedum (Stonecrop)

Bring the vibrant colors of summer to the garden with sedum. Prolific blossoms make notice in summer months, but bold evergreen foliage solidifies this diverse genus of succulents as year-round eye catchers in the garden. Pick from fluorescent fleshy floor…..

Tropical Style December 17, 2018

Fantastic Design Plant: Fernbush

Some like it’s hot! Meet fernbush (Chamaebatiaria mellifolium), a beautiful, versatile and underused native shrub. Found on rocky soils in semiarid areas throughout the western United States, it has a delicate look which belies its difficult character. Fernbush flowers for…..

Tropical Style November 18, 2018

Set the Landscape: Tropical Garden Design

Believe” tropical” and your mind probably goes to a spot full of sand, sun, warm water, gentle breezes, lush greens and exotic blossoms. It’s an instant holiday. If you live in a tropical or subtropical climate, getting started is easy……