The ground is warm, we shouldn’t have any more freezes (fingers crossed), sprinkler systems are turned on and nurseries are getting truck deliveries of new plants daily. Now is a great time to visit your local nursery or garden center and check out some of springs best “smart” plants.
Local nurseries and garden centers do a great job of bringing in plants that are “smart” for this area, plants that have been shown to work in Colorado. In this dry climate we need to plant trees and plants that will thrive.
Plant native and drought-resistant plants and trees. These can handle the heat, the clay and the lack of moisture we have and still thrive.
5 Examples of “smart” trees and plants:
- Western or Northern Catalpa
- Gambel Oak
- Silver Fountain Butterfly Bush
- Arnold Red Honeysuckle
- Yellow flowering or Golden Current
With warmer weather now here get your drought-tolerant, xeric and native plants in the ground as soon as you can!