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Didn’t get a chance to attend the Colorado Home Show and gather inspiring ideas for your landscape because of your schedule? If so there’s no need to worry because the Denver Home Show will be here in a few weeks from March 16-18, 2o12 at the National Western Complex. Although the sole focus isn’t on landscaping the home show will have plenty of opportunities for you to learn about the latest and freshest ideas as well as advice on gardening, landscaping and home improvement.
This year’s show will feature:
- Sogetsu Japanese Flower Arranging
- More than 500 exhibitors showcasing their products and services
- Colorado Proud- area with products manufactured and grown in Colorado
- Live demonstrations from HGTV home improvement experts
- Ask-the-Designer series
Once you get an idea of what direction your want your landscape design to go in call Phase One Landscapes at 303-750-6060 and let us extend your living space into the garden!
Are you planning on adding a flower garden to your landscape once the weather permits? If so have you begun thinking of its theme? If you are like many people you probably didn’t know flower gardens had themes, but they do. Since there are so many varieties of plants and flowers available to choose from one way to narrow down your choices is to make selections based around a common theme. A few ideas of themes to help provide a focus for your garden include…
- Color- The easiest way to select plants is by the color of their blooms or foliage. You can go for a single color, two or more colors, complementary colors, pastels, those that are bold and etc.
- Texture- Mix plants of various heights and shapes to add dimension and texture to your garden.
- Regional- Fill your flower garden with native plants that have already adapted to the conditions common in the area you live in.
For professional help deciding on a theme and plants for your garden call Phase One Landscapes at 303-750-6060 if you are in the Denver, CO area.
Did you have a chance to attend the Colorado Garden & Home Show for inspiration on how to design your landscape? If so then you are aware that there are hundreds of creative and unique ideas on how to extend your home into nature, but we bet you don’t know what actually goes into the actual show. Today we are going to share a few fun facts about the garden show which wrapped up yesterday.
- 45,000 square feet (more than an acre) was devoted to flowering garden displays.
- $116,000 worth of flowers, trees and shrubs grown specifically for the show.
- 15,000 blooming flowers, plus 200 trees and 500 shrubs are used in creating the lush landscaped gardens at the show. The flowers and blooming trees are grown in Welby Gardens’ greenhouses. They are planted in August and are grown in a strict climate-controlled environment which encourages the plants to bloom in the middle of winter.
- 2,000 cubic yards of recycled mulch used in the gardens. This is equivalent to 2,000 pickup truck loads.
- 30,000 man hours over 5 days during move in and set up of the show
- 400 tons of boulders and rocks were used in the gardens.
- 7,000 flowers will be delivered to more than 60 area nursing homes at the end of the show.
- 100% of every ticket sold is awarded in horticulture grants & scholarships across Colorado.
If you are ready to create an outdoor space based on the inspiration you received at the Colorado Garden & Home Show call Phase One Landscapes at 303-750-6060.
Source: Colorado Garden & Home Show
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Are you anxiously counting down the days until the warm weather arrives and you can sit outside and enjoy your garden? If so we’re sure you’ve began thinking about what colorful blooms you want to add for aesthetics, but have you considered adding flowers for fragrance? The addition of fragrant plants to your landscape will help create another dimension that will further allow you to enjoy your outdoor space even more.
If you would like to experience sweet smells in your landscape consider the top fragrant flowers for the Mountain West:
Stella de Oro (Hemerocallis)
Stock (Matthiola bicornis)
Cheyenne (Philadelphus lewisii)
Littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata)
If you need help deciding where to incorporate fragrant flowers in your landscape contact Phase One Landscapes at 303-750-6060.
Gathering around the fire conjures up fond memories for just about everyone from any part of the country whether you took part in bonfires on a beach or cooked meals or roasted marshmallows while camping in the mountains. And being that more and more homeowners are beginning to spend more time in outdoor living spaces, fire features are becoming an increasingly popular item to include in landscape design.
Homeowners are including fire pits and fireplaces in their landscapes to anchor various areas, create a feeling of community, and create a place to relax and gather when night falls. Just as the other aspects in landscape design fire features help extend the home’s design and increase interaction with nature.
If you would like to begin discussing design ideas for a fire pit or fireplace to add to your landscape call Phase One Landscapes at 303-750-6060 if you are in the Denver, CO area.
If you have a green thumb or even an ounce of interest in plants we’re sure you’re familiar with the Plant Hardiness Zone Map, right? Recently there has been big news surrounding the map which was recently updated with greater detail and accuracy by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the first time since 1990.
According to the official press release,
For the first time, the new map offers a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based interactive format and is specifically designed to be Internet-friendly. The map website also incorporates a “find your zone by ZIP code” function. Static images of national, regional and state maps have also been included to ensure the map is readily accessible to those who lack broadband Internet access. The new version of the map also includes 13 zones, with the addition for the first time of zones 12 (50-60 degrees F) and 13 (60-70 degrees F). Each zone is a 10-degree Fahrenheit band, further divided into A and B 5-degree Fahrenheit zones.
For more information on the new map visit the USDA website, and to check out the map for yourself visit www.planthardiness.ars.usda.gov.