A Journey through Four Seasons (2021)

A Journey through Four Seasons (2021)

There is a magical feeling when the snow begins to dissipate and the signs of Spring begin to emerge.  While each year is different, the songs of birds and changing colors are telling signs of the change of seasons.  Yellow and white versions of daffodils brighten up...

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A Decade of Passions Planted

A Decade of Passions Planted

Ten years ago Mountain Roots began as a vision from a school business plan project in my Horticulture program in Fort Collins.  Longing to return to the mountains and active lifestyle Summit County had to offer, this vision began to turn into a reality.  Armed with a...

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Garden Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

Garden Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

Plant lovers and gardeners are relatively easy to please with gifts.  More often than not, receiving a new plant for our home or garden is all it takes to charm a green thumb.  Nonetheless as space runs out or significant others cut us off from adding to our...

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Best of 2020

Best of 2020

While each growing season in the high country can change from year to year, I think we can all agree that 2020 will be a year  we always remember.  Between the challenges and hardships faced staying at home more than usual, keeping loved ones safe and healthy, and...

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Summer Love, 2020

Summer Love, 2020

Love was definitely not cancelled for these brides this summer!  With venue, vendor and travel plans adapted for each situation, these couples still proceeded with celebrating their love.  Congrats Taylor, Kalleen, and Andrea!  

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Summit County Vegetable Garden Initiative

Summit County Vegetable Garden Initiative

Welcome to the Summit County Vegetable Garden Initiative! Mountain Roots is excited to offer 2 different packages to encourage the growth of high altitude vegetables at your own home this summer. The Stay-at-Home Seed Starter Kit and Ready-to-Go Plant Starter Kit are...

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Stay at Home with Nature

Stay at Home with Nature

Biologist Edward O. Wilson describes “biophilia” as the connection between people and living, growing things, encouraging us to be a part of the web of life.  Finding your natural connection to the earth and finding your specific role is necessary for your self-care...

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Scary Times, and Seeds of Hope

Scary Times, and Seeds of Hope

Three weeks ago I attended one of my favorite events in the industry, the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle.  At the time there were small whispers of uncertainty towards an unseen predator, but life felt pretty normal.  I was inspired at the conference with...

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Ali and Will’s Breckenridge Celebration

Ali and Will’s Breckenridge Celebration

Early in July, Ali and Will's families gathered in Breckenridge for a week of celebrating.  The group participated in the Breckenridge 4th of July parade with a wedding float and celebration for Will's service to our country.  The following day, vows were exchanged at...

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Best Blooms of 2019

Best Blooms of 2019

One of the challenges of gardening at high altitude is the changes from season to season.  Living in an area with a high altitude short growing season, the 2019 season was cut even shorter.  While it is not uncommon to receive a few good snow storms in May, this year...

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Basics of Floral Arranging

Basics of Floral Arranging

In 2019 Mountain Root's hosted 2 events teaching the Basics of Floral Arranging.  The first was in early Spring at the Breckenridge Library.  Participants learned the Basics while arranging fresh spring blooms with the snow still falling outside.  The second event was...

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Carrie and Richard’s Special Day

Carrie and Richard’s Special Day

A year before their special day, Summit County locals Carrie and Richard hit the road in an RV with their furry friends on an adventure around the United States.  After many adventures, they returned home to Parker, Colorado to celebrate their special day with friends...

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Garden Tour 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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