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Planting a Garden in Colorado

unsplash-logoMarkus Spiske

Planting a garden in Colorado can be tricky with our spring time weather. It can be seventy degrees one day and thirty degrees and snowing the next. With the extra time being spent at home, it does seem like a good time to get a jump start on planting your garden, though, and we have your go-to list below. Planting a garden is also a great way to add curb appeal and value to your property. Sounds like a win-win to us, so let’s get planting!

unsplash-logoMegan Thomas

-Cucumbers: Plant in warm soil June through September. 8 weeks from seed to first harvest and then continual to frost.

-Basil: Transplant anytime June through August and harvest continually.

-Tomatoes: Plant in warm soil June through September. 8-10 weeks from seed to first harvest, harvest season varies by variety.

-Peppers: Plant in warm soil June through September. 8 weeks from seed to first harvest, then continual to frost.

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-Purple Coneflower: These low-maintenance perennials are as charming as they are tough and love full sun. It will bloom all summer and into the fall.

-Russian Sage: This vigorous flower adds fragrance and pretty late-summer and early-autumn blooms. Full sun and well-drained soil.

-Geranium Rozanne: Large violet-blue flowers will bloom continuously from late spring to mid fall, growing in full sun or partial shade.

-Lupine Gallery Mix: These flowers prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. They attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

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-Burning Bush: Requires moderate water, full sun, and ample room to grow. Soil should be acidic to produce a beautiful red color in fall.

-Purple Lilacs: Lilacs are legendary for prairie toughness and hold up well to drought when given full sun and decently draining sun.

-Cinquefoil Bush: Manageable size and long bloom season from summer to fall, branches are covered with 1-inch single flowers.

-Rose Bush: Full sun with well-drained soil, free of competing tree and shrub roots, protect by covering plant with loose loamy, moist soil.

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-Hens & Chicks: Ideal for rock gardens with occasional maintenance and upkeep. Grows at medium rate and live for up to 20 years.

-Stonecrop Sedums: These winter hardy succulents require little care. Plant in well-drained, average to rich soil with full sun.

-Antique Grill Sedums: A reliable, hardy and easy-to-grow perennial. Prefers full sun with average to poor well-drained soil.

-Golden Nugget: Drought and heat tolerant. Cold hardiness up to -30 degrees. Full sun. Bright green foliage turns bright red in fall.