Jane and Mike’s Whispy Wildflower Wedding

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

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

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 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

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

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

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?

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

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

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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