Posts made in February, 2012

Cutting Back Ornamental Grasses

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Caring for Your Landscape | 0 comments

Now that the snow is gone, and spring is just around the corner, its time to cut back your cool season ornamental grasses.  These grasses start growing very early in the spring season, and should be cut prior to the new growth.  Along the front range in Colorado, this is around March 1st (weather permitting).  Don’t know which ones are cool season?  Here are a few of the common ones found in our gardens:  The Feather Reed Grasses, including Karl Forester, Blue Oat Grass, Northern Sea Oats, Tufted Hair Grass, and the Blue Fescue’s. Use a sharp hedge shears or a sickle and cut approximately 6″ above the soil line (Blue Oat Grass can be left a bit...

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If Rocks Could Talk

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Landscape Inspiration | 0 comments

Happy Valentines Day!  I wonder if the person placing this rock on the wall was thinking the same thing, maybe a surprise to a special person in years gone by….. This interesting rock is found on the side of an old cistern on a friends property near New Braunfels, Texas (my old stomping grounds).  The property was part of a large ranch probably in the early 1900’s and the cistern collected water and pumped via a windmill to storage tanks, and on to water troughs probably to provide water to goats.  Hidden and over grown, these rocks tell a story of days of old. So… if rocks could talk what do you think this one would...

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Colorado Progreen 2012 – Trends for the new year

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in Landscape Inspiration | 0 comments

Progreen always marks the beginning of the season for me, and gets me excited for opportunities to inspire you and to share ways to spend time in the beautiful outdoors. This outdoor fireplace and pizza oven comes already assembled from Belgard, or can be custom made to your specifications. Ideas to incorporate might be a courtyard with pavers, a seating wall, or a water feature. Then there are the trendy colors…Tangerine Tango.  This Yucca is not only beautiful, it is drought tolerant and attracts the hummingbirds to your garden. Native plants are the in thing, our Gumbo Lily or Tufted Evening Primrose is a Colorado native that blooms in the evening, is scented...

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