Time to Grow!
Although it's still a little chilly out, there are lots of flowers that will grow and bloom in your early spring garden! If you are starved for some spring color, try pansies, violas, snapdragons, or sweet alyssum. These cool weather plants are equally at home in pots, hanging baskets, or beds.
Be sure to acclimate your plants before putting them outside full time!
Check out our video to learn more: How to Acclimate Your New Plants Before Planting
Thinking of Homegrown Vegetables?
If homegrown vegetables are on your mind, now is the time to plant cool season crops like broccoli,
cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, peas, kale, and more.
Vegetable seedlings are available from approximately early March through July each year.
Peruse our wide variety - choose from traditionally grown, or
Certified Organically Grown by Desert Canyon Farms in Canyon City, Colorado.
Heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables are one of our specialties, too. We specialize in having some of the best traditional varieties that will be successful in our climate, all produced by local growers.
Here's some great information from Colorado State University Extension:
Limited Space? Grow Vegetables in Containers!
Imagine having fresh produce just a few steps from your door all summer long!
Lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and other vegetables can be successfully grown in pots on your patio, deck, or balcony.
Click here to learn more: How to Grow Vegetables in Pots.
For more information, click here or call the Annuals Department at 303-690-4722 (x136).
For fresh ideas and inspiration, enjoying browsing the links below.
"The outdoor display and test areas at the Annual Flower Trial Garden were established to allow students, researchers, industry representatives, homeowners and extension personnel to learn, teach and evaluate through horticultural research and demonstration projects conducted in the unique environmental conditions of the Rocky Mountain/High Plains region."
Burpee® annual flowers and vegetables are available from the most trusted name in home gardening!
HGTV Home Plant Collection
Features cool plants for your garden, patio and landscape!
"Locally grown Power Flowers are selected for their beauty and performance in our unique Rocky Mountain Region....Our superior collection of annuals, perennials, herbs, ornamental grasses and hanging baskets are chosen by Colorado's finest purveyors of plants."
"Proven Winners plants are preferred by both new and experienced gardeners because a better garden starts with a better plant. Proven Winners are top performers—healthy, disease-resistant, and easy to grow producing long-lasting color with wow power."
Simply Beautiful® brand of plants offers long-lasting color that is simple to choose and simple to use.