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 Gardening in Colorado IS Different. 

ColumbineDenver Area is semi-arid with low humidity, infrequent rainfall, with lots of bright sunshine, and quickly-changing weather extremes. It
is not uncommon to have severe winds followed by a 70 degree temperature change in 24 hours. With high altitude gardening you can cross over 3 climate zones in just a few miles.
It can be 60 degrees in January from a bright winter sun, bone dry, with no snow on the ground or you can have early snow in September or even a surprise snowstorm on Mother's Day. We won't even talk about the monstrous thunderstorms with occasional ferocious hail that randomly strike Colorado gardens. 

The second challenge Colorado gardeners face is the heavy, clay soil that is often found in new garden areas.  It is alkaline and high in calcium; without the addition of lots of organic material, roots can't grow deep into the ground or take up the nutrients they need.

Echter's has been dealing with Colorado's extremes since 1959. We can help you have a beautiful lawn
and flower garden to enjoy life to it's fullest outdoors in your corner of the world.

ButtonFrost Hardiness of Plants

ButtonUSDA Interactive Zone Map (Zoom to your area.)
ButtonColorado Hardiness Zone Map
ButtonFind Your Hardiness Zone by ZIP code

ButtonCSU's Recommendations "How to Plant Trees & Shrubs"
ButtonPlanting & Caring for Annual Flowers
ButtonGeranium Care
ButtonFuchsia Care

ButtonRoses in Colorado
ButtonWater Wise Gardening
ButtonHigh Altitude Gardening

ButtonPlant a Hummingbird Garden
ButtonMoonlight Gardening

ButtonWater Gardening
ButtonHarvesting Herbs
ButtonPruning Clematis Vines
ButtonSeptember is for Planting


ButtonPoisonous Plant Resource List

ButtonFeeding Birds in Colorado

ButtonFish Care in a Garden Ponds  

 ButtonUseful Gardening Links

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