Sedum lanceolatum, Lanceleaf Stonecrop

Colorado gardening can be challenging and techniques that work in other places might not work the same here. Our fluctuating temperatures, lack of humidity and alkaline soils create a unique environment.  These challenges can make traditional gardening more difficult but it also opens the door to using native plants to create our own gardening style and culture. There are many local writers, organizations and plant suppliers that are knowledgable about our local habitats and know which plants do best and how to grow them. Whether you want a natural prairie-style garden or something more formal looking visiting a demonstration gardens is helpful as it can help with design ideas and plant selections.

If you are interested in learning more about water wise gardening in Colorado, we have provided some additional resources that can help you out.


Seed Suppliers

Company Address Phone Number Website
Western Native Seed PO Box 188 
Coaldale, CO 81222
Arkansas Valley Seed 4300 Monaco Street
Denver, CO 80216
Pawnee Buttes Seed 605 25th St.
Greeley, CO, 80623
Sharp Bros. Seed  1005 S Sycamore
Healy, KS 67850
Grand Prismatic Seed 230 W 200 S Unit 4262
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Native American Seed 10101 FM 1102
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Prairie Moon 32115 Prairie Lane
Winona, MN 55987
BBB Seed 6595 Odell Place, Unit G
Boulder, CO 80301



Company Address Phone Number Website
Fox's Garden Supply 329 S Santa Fe Ave
Pueblo, CO 81003
Peppers & Petals 2115 Santa Fe Dr
Pueblo, CO 81006
Palace Nursery 1115 E. Holiday Dr
Pueblo West, CO 81007
Desert Canyon Farm 1270 Field Ave, Canon City, CO 81212 719-275-0651
Nancy's Country Gardens 1790 27th Ln
Pueblo, CO 81006
Cactus Haven 316 S. McCulloch Blvd
Pueblo West CO 81007
High Country Gardens 29428 Hwy 92
Hotchkiss, CO 81419

Tagawa Gardens 7711 S Parker Rd
Centennial, CO 80016

Phelan Gardens 4955 Austin Bluff Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Rick's Garden Center 1827 West Uintah St
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Good Earth Garden Center 1330 N Walnut St
Colorado Springs CO 80905

Heidrich's Tree Farm 7440 Templeton Gap Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Colorado State Forest Service 5060 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

High Plains Environmental Center 2698 Bluestem Willow Dr
Loveland, CO 80538




Coreopsis tinctoria, Plains Coreopsis

Denver Botanic Gardens
Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff. Learn about gardening, horticulture, research, conservation, special events, art, tours and much more.

Prairiebreak - Panayoti Kelaidis
Panayoti Kelaidis is the Senior Curator and Director of Outreach at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Wild Ones Front Range
A volunteer-run chapter of Wild Ones National that empowers Front Range residents to create and promote native plant Coloradoscapes.

I Need A Cup of Tea - Kenton Seth
Colorado Garden Designer. Rock, Native, Meadow, Dry, and Habitat Gardens.

Plant Talk Colorado
CSU Extension Resource for Colorado residents to find research based gardening information for the diverse Colorado climate.

Advice and Observations from your CSU Extension Horticulture Agents and Specialists.

Jeffco Master Gardeners
Colorado Master Gardener Volunteers Gardening and blogging in Jefferson County, Colorado.

Plant Something Colorado
A Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association initiative seeking to inspire, encourage, and educate people on the extraordinary value of plants – for our communities, our states, and our world.

Desert Canyon Farm
A Fremont County wholesale working farm that also opens to the public each spring for its annual Open Farm Days and Farm Stand plant sale.

Gardener Scott
A Colorado Springs gardener primarily focused on vegetable gardens.

Colorado Gardener
A publication providing readers with the ideas, information, encouragement, and resources they need to grow perennials, annuals, bulbs, vegetables, herbs, shrubs and trees in our fast changing, unpredictable climate.




Echinocereus coccineus, Scarlet Hedgehog CactusEscobaria vivipara, Spinystar