Garden Tour 2019

On a beautiful summer day in July, Summit County residents and visitors toured local gardens in Frisco, Silverthorne, and Dillon.  The event is put on by the Summit County Garden Club, and attracts hundreds of visitors.  The tour allows visitors to ask homeowners and...

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Summit Historical Society Pollinator Gardens

This Spring I was humbled and honored to receive the Environmental Champion Award from the Summit Chamber of Commerce at their annual Business Excellence Awards.  8 years ago, Mountain Roots was created around a Sustainable and Environmentally concise business model. ...

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20 Minutes in the Garden

All around us, life is happening at a rapid rate. Work, family, friends, and hobbies can be hard to balance.  Suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) causes restrictions to your regular routine, often requires the elimination of certain activities, and...

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Winter Growth

Each year as the temperatures begin to drop, the first snow falls from the sky, and plants shift from life to hibernation, I am overwhelmed with a bittersweet feeling of transition. As the seasons change and the final jobs are completed, I too begin to evolve into...

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Best Blooms of 2018

One of the things I love about Horticulture is that every season is unique and constantly changing. I am consistently in awe every Spring as I watch for tree buds to wake up and the first signs of life coming from the ground. As the Summer continues I am able to view...

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Sustainability in the Landscape Industry

Since 2011 Mountain Roots has been practicing Sustainable methods in our landscape and business models. With the continued evidence of climate change - increasing temperatures and drought conditions - it is imperative that we all make small changes for future...

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Sustain the Winter in Summit County

Living in Summit County is truly an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Various activities throughout the year keep the community active and the tourism profitable. Locals and businesses can thrive on the income from skiers’ winter visitors. With the Scientific Proven...

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Lady Garden Club

The thought of cutting costs at home and growing your own organic produce for your family can sound very enticing. The reality however is not so glamorous. Start-up costs, space for your garden, and physical labor to build and maintain your garden can be overwhelming...

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Best Blooms of 2017

One of the things I love about Horticulture  is that every season is unique and constantly changing.  I am consistently in awe every Spring as I watch for tree buds to wake up and the first signs of life coming from the ground.  As the Summer...

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Darcie and Al’s Buena Vista Wedding

Working with Darcie and Al for their special day in Buena Vista was a genuine treat.  With minimal specific requests and a unique Pinterest board, we began to build a palette that allowed me to be creative and distinct from many traditional weddings.  The result was a...

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Sustainable Garden Party

Last Spring, Mountain Roots put on our party outfits and opened our property to the public  and hosted a Sustainable Garden Party. Guests toured the rock gardens full of Tulips, Daffodils, Poppies and other early blooming perennials on a sustainable maintenance plan....

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Mountain ReRoots 2017

Starting from scratch is not always the best option! These spaces were in desperate need of a Redo this season!  Expansion, more color, seasonal interest, low maintenance, balance, and privacy were incorporated into these ReRooted Designs.  Looking forward to watching...

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Jane and Mike’s Whispy Wildflower Wedding

For Jane and Mike's special day we created a colorful, whispy, Colorado wildflower theme using Delphiniums, Iris, Bachelor Buttons, Yarrow, Butterfly Weed, Anemones, Ranunculus, Stock, and soft greens and pink greenery.  We wanted to compliment the atmosphere of the...

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Tips for Second Homeowners in the Landscape

Summit County is a wonderful community blended with Colorado natives, transplants from around the world, and numerous second homeowners and visitors daily.  As a landscape contractor in the high country, we typically begin by educating our clients about the specific...

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Meet the Gardeners

The summer season is in full bloom here at Mountain Roots! We have been very busy cleaning up your properties and planting time has finally arrived!  Your continued support to my small business inspires me to support some of our great local non-profits in the area....

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A Letter on Mother’s Day

A long standing tradition since 1914, today we shower the women in our lives with gifts, love, and appreciation for their role in molding our lives.  While the love of gardening is not the only offering I received from the senior women in my life, it is a communal...

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A Grand Sunset

After a restless long night of driving we finally arrived at our destination. Fatigued and willing we headed into the immense wonder with everything needed for the next four days strapped to our backs. As we stepped to the edge of the boundless beauty, excitement and...

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The Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Being injured in winter in Summit County is like having a hailstorm wipe out a crop just before harvesting.  With extra time on my hands, I decided to go on my first official Winter Gardening Trip:  The Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. Seattle has always...

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Planting Time in the Rockies

With much relief, the sun has finally decided to make an appearance in Summit County. As the trails around the county begin to dry out, the Columbines begin to bud, and temperatures rise, the wait to plant annuals and perennials grows shorter.   At least a month...

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MAYbe Spring is Here?

After a beautiful morning working in the sun, I am now inside awaiting the next winter storm. It is May 20th, and waking up to snow in May is not uncommon. Regardless of how many beautiful, warm, dry days we experience in May, the unavoidable always occurs here in...

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So You Want to Start a Mountain Garden

What a winter!  While the snow is still falling,  now is the time to start thinking about creating your own personal mountain garden! The thought of growing anything in our unique environment can seem taxing for everyone, from the seasoned professional, to the dabbler...

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Falling for Summit

The mountains of Summit County called me 12 years ago. An uninspired college dropout, I determined the cost-to-benefit ratio of living in Boulder and trekking up I-70 multiple times weekly to snowboard made no sense. The opportunity to leave one life on the Front...

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Lets Start Something Beautiful