April Events and Opening Day

Wondering what we’re up to? It’s a busy month!  This Friday and Saturday, April 17 & 18, we’ll be at the Denver Botanic Gardens, along with a lot of other growers, selling our plants. It’s a lot of fun and really kicks off the season for us. Here’s a little more info:

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If you live in or near Denver, you have to come! And even people from Southern Colorado should visit this sale, it’s one of a kind.

The next Saturday, April 25, we’ll be in Pueblo, at the Nature Center.  That’s always a fun day, too, with all sorts of gorgeous plants available.  We set up next to the river and from nine in the morning until two in the afternoon, it’s a gardener’s paradise.  If you’d like us to bring any specific plants for you, please call, and if we have them we’ll load them on the van.

Our nursery opens here in the Greenhorn Valley on Friday, May 1. For more information about that and our Mother’s Day Weekend festivities, please click on the OPENING DAY tab at the top of this page.

 

 

 

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Blooming the Second Week of April

Despite a very cold night on Thursday, the bulbs are still blooming! The first picture shows a little rock garden tulip.

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During the daffodil craze I mentioned last time, I also went on a craze within a craze, trying to find “pink” daffodils.  I had to put pink in quotes because it’s really more of an apricot or orange, but that’s the plant world for you: orange is pink and purple is blue!

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Hellebores blooming in the garden.

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Columbine blooming in pots in the cold frame.

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This time of year I start poking around the garden, sometimes disturbing plants that don’t want to be disturbed this early. Below is Agastache ‘Joyful,’ planted late last summer. It’s looking good.

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I’ve finally found some coral bells that do well here. This North American native grows wild in almost every state in the U.S., but some species are better suited to Colorado than others. This is a cross between three different species and it bloomed for months last summer. Hummingbirds like them.

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Hope you’re enjoying your garden this lovely April day.

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