My Favorite Tree
Tri Color Beech
Fagus Sylvatica ‘Rseomarginata’
A highlight of this tree is its incredible purple variegated foliage featuring an irregular green, pink and white border. With a mature height of 30’ and spread of 25’, we primarily plant this tree as a specimen tree, which our customers love. We have also found it desirable to use as a screening tree. The bronze fall color adds to the unique and fun pink and purple we see on it all year long. The tri-color prefers some afternoon shade otherwise the leaves will burn a little.
Chris Moe, President
Double Eagle, Inc., Morrison, CO
(303) 955-4580 • delandscapes.com
My Favorite Shrub
Fennel is a wonderful pollinator plant in any Xeriscape garden. It acts as a food host for the swallowtail caterpillar which we soon thereafter witness fluttering around the garden in its butterfly phase. Fennel offers medicinal properties which help soothe an upset tummy and whose licorice tasting seeds are a yummy digestive helper at the end of a meal. Fennel is easy to grow and requires little water. Its stately height acts as a wonderful focal point in a small garden space.
Debbie Stavish, Owner and Lead Designer
Deb’s Gardening, Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 633-2546 • debsgardening.com
My Favorite Ground Cover
This ground cover boasts beautiful, colorful flowers and an aromatic fragrance, making it a highly desirable plant in any landscape. The blooms last for 3-4 weeks in mid to late spring, in shades of blue, purple, pink, red or white. It weaves its way through its planted landscape and once established is considered drought tolerant, making it the perfect plant for rock gardens. Phlox makes a great companion for other small flowering shrubs as well as hummingbirds and butterflies.
Taylor Dave, Landscape Designer
All Terrain Landscaping, Greeley, CO
(970) 304-1183 • atpslandscaping.com