Spring is beginning to bloom. Birds are making nests. Flowering trees are in bloom. Just when you thought you could plant some flowers the weather notoriously changes. Snow will arrive tomorrow or so we are told by the hard to predict weather people. It’s a yearly happening. One day is warm and sunny and the next it is snowing. Just enough to cause havoc to those beautiful flowered trees. We all know it’g going to happen, but we act surprised every year.
The people who sell flowers are smart. Someone created zones across the U.S. so you know not only what is best to plant but when. It was thought if you plant flowers after Mother’s Day you’ll be OK. This no longer is a good marker here in the Rocky Mountain region.
Going shopping for flowers is a spiritual experience or seems like one. O’Toole’s garden center in Littleton, Colorado is a great place to find wonderful flowers for pots or your garden. So is Tagawa Gardens in Parker, Colorado. Both of these places have knowledgeable and helpful staffs. It pays to visit Highlands Ranch Garden Center in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The owner is masterful in plant knowledge and he is one of the top landscape designers around.
For a great trip visit The Denver Botanic Gardens. They do sell plants and flowers from time to time and are one of the top-ranked botanical gardens in the US. Their Spring plant sale is May 12th and 13th. You can preview on May 11th. Beautiful grounds and worth your time. There are evening concerts in the summer plus other events you won’t want to miss.
There are many beautiful botanical gardens around the world. Have you seen the one in Melbourne, Australia?