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Plant Perennials
Perennials are mostly unfussy, long-lived plants that pump out beautiful foliage and flowers year after year. Planting them in the cooler temperatures of springs helps them get a healthy start


Before you plant, be sure to add plenty of organic material like compost, peat and composted manure to the soil because you won't be able to amend it each year. These organic materials should be added in a 2" layer over the surface of the soil and mixed into the top 4-6" inches. This works out to about four cubic yards of organic amendments per 1,000 square feet of untreated area. These amendments will help loosen tightly-packed clay soils, or they can bulk up sandy soils helping them to hold moisture and nutrients. Once the soil is prepared, you are ready to plant.

One afternoon planting a well-designed perennial garden can give you years of colorful enjoyment. Design your garden with plants of differing heights, colors, textures and bloom time. Tall plants in the background add drama and visual appeal. Be sure your space your plants for their finished size so they won't crowd each other out. It's also a good idea to leave space in the garden so you can reach the plants for occasional maintenance. Mulch your garden after you plant it to conserve water and keep weeds under control.

We have hundreds of different types of perennial plants for almost every landscaping desire.  
Come select colorful new additions for your perennial garden this week!

The weather forecast predicts freezing temperatures are on
the way tonight and tomorrow night. Cover or bring indoors any tender annual flowers or vegetables you may have outside. Perennials and cold hardy plants should be fine, especially with an insulating snow cover. Protect trees and shrubs from snow-load damage by lifting or pushing drooping branches upward with a broom and gently shaking the snow off. Start with the lower, branches and work your way up. We have a number of frost protection options available. We don't recommend plastic covers. Remove hoses from faucets. Insulate or shut off and drain the above-ground backflow preventer part of your sprinkler system. Gotta love spring in Colorado!

Special Values

25% Off All Fountains
Enjoy the soothing and tranquil sounds of
running water. Each piece is an art form in itself
with lavish sculptural features & rich coloration.
Our outdoor fountains are durable; made from
concrete or resin, they will provide
many years of beauty.

25% Off Colorado's Own Fertilizers
Made here in Colorado especially for our lawns and gardens.
Choose from Lawn Food, Weed & Feed, Vegetable Garden
Food and Rose Food.

25% Off Sedum Groundcovers
Popular groundcover with red, white, or yellow flowers.
Blooms all summer over succulent foliage.
Great for rock gardens too.
 All sizes & colors.

25% Off Gazanias
Bold and colorful by day, the flowers typically close at night.
Perfect annual for dry sunny areas.


25% Off Clay Pots and Saucers
Enjoy the classic beauty of clay. For indoor & outdoor use.
Many sizes available in standard and azalea styled red clay.

25% Off Wild Delight  Advanced Formula Bird Seed Blends

Wild Delight blends more of what birds crave.
These blends have premium ingredients and complete
vitamin-mineral fortification, including real fruits and nuts. 
Deck, Porch & Patio, Nut N' Berry, Songbird and Fruit N' Berry.
20 lb. bags


$4.99 Nitrile Touch Gloves
These gloves fit like a second skin for excellent dexterity.

Puncture and abrasion resistant.
Reg. $6.99

25% Off Spireas  
Colorful small to mid-sized shrubs.  
Easy to grow in all kinds of soils.
White, pink, or crimson flowers in summer. 

Offers good through Thursday, May 4

Celebrate the Rose  
Meet Rosarians from the Denver Rose Society on
Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 from 9 to 5.
They will be available to answer questions and assist
in selection of beautiful roses for your garden.


What's New


Genti Twisterbell Bellflower produces unique blue and white bicolor   flowers. It is a profuse-blooming perennial with large terminal clusters. Secondary blooms will occur for extended summer bloom.

The Thermacell Mosquito Repeller Outdoor Lantern effectively
repels mosquitoes, black flies, and other biting insects by creating
a 15' x 15' zone of protection for bug-free comfort. Ideal for use
while you are gardening or entertaining in the backyard. 


Mason Jar Hummingbird Feeder
features 5 ports and has a rustic metal finish on the basin and bale.
The clear glass 25 oz. jar has a wide-mouth design for easy filling.


Naked Zinc Sunscreen is made with "All the good stuff, none of the bad stuff."
The SPF 30 water-resistant sunscreen provides broad spectrum protection from the sun's harmful rays while organic aloe, apricot kernel oil and sunflower
seed oil work to moisturize your skin. Paraben and fragrance free.


Root Candles Seeking Balance offers essential oil-based fragrances & wooden wicks.
The science of aromatherapy combines with color therapy to allow the stresses of your day to fade away. Fragrances include Relax, Awaken, Relieve, Meditate, Enlighten and Energize.
Available in candles & scented wax melts. Seek balance & say "so long to stress".
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- Silver Carpet Snow in Summer 
- Woodland Friends Seed Balls
- Riviera Midnight Blue Lobelia
- Rapitest 40 Soil Test Kit
- Brindisi Powder Puff Dahlia

Buy 2, Get 1 FREE
Ornamental Grasses 
Nice selection of heights, colors, shapes and sizes.
Use them to add a graceful motion to the garden.
Mix or match, least expensive is free.

 w/coupon only-Offer expires 5/11/17

Valid at Echter's Garden Center only. 
Coupons subject to change without notice. Distribution on property prohibited. 

Echter's Raised Bed Mix

Specially blended for raised vegetable gardens
and raised flower beds. A mixture of sphagnum peat moss,
expanded shale, perlite and vermiculite. 
Giant 60 qt. bag  2.33 cu. ft.  Reg. $29.95 each

 w/coupon only-Offer expires 5/11/17
Valid at Echter's Garden Center only. 
Coupons subject to change without notice. Distribution on property prohibited.
  • Any plants, like annuals, vegetable plants and roses, which you choose from inside our greenhouses should be "hardened off" before planting outdoors. This is done by exposing the plants to the hot sun and drying winds gradually until the plants are fully acclimated. Wait until danger of frost has passed before planting tender plants.
  • Weeds take nutrients from the soil and away from your desirable plants. The smaller the weed,  the easier it is to remove. Pulling them early will keep them from producing and spreading seeds.
  • Those impossible weeds like bindweed, dandelions and thistle in your lawn can be controlled with Ferti-lome's Weed Free Zone.
  • Spray plants with Bonide All Seasons Spray Oil to control oyster shell scale and other insects. These are safe and effective insect controls. 
  • The best part of the day to water your lawn is early in the morning while it is still cool. There will be a lot less moisture lost to evaporation and the grass will be more resistant
    to fungal disease.
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"Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment."
            - Ellis Peters
Because Life Should be Beautiful!
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Extended Hours start May 1
Monday - Friday 9-8, Saturday 8-7:30, Sunday 9-6:30 

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