April 2016

Awesome April

sundance01  Remember those warm March days just a few weeks ago? And then KABAM!  We knew more snow was coming. We know March is the snowiest month. Yet it still comes as a bit of a shock to the system. Here’s hoping our April moisture will come in the form of rain showers.

The month of April brings us the reminder to cherish and celebrate our planet earth. This annual day is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Whether you plant a tree, pick up trash, go without energy sources in your home, or just take a walk, it is a day to reflect and pay tribute to our global home. Earth Day is a wonderful time to stop and appreciate our amazing gifts from Mother Nature. For information on the Evergreen Audubon/Nature Center activities click here.

 


“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountains and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock


sundance02Landscaping & Maintenance

Our Landscaping Team has been busy! Look what we built between March snowstorms. This stunning water feature was integrated into an existing rock outcropping using materials from the same area. What you can’t see are the numerous planting pockets situated throughout the rock-work…..just wait until it is planted. Would you appreciate the beauty and sound of your own waterfall?  Call us for a free estimate and consultation.

Our Maintenance Team has also been busy with Spring Clean-ups. The schedule is filling up fast so please contact us if you would like some help with your yard and garden Spring Cleaning. We do still have openings for ongoing regularly scheduled maintenance. Let us help you get your yard looking beautiful again.


sundance03Linda’s Garden Center Tip

Now is the time to sow wildflower seeds. They LOVE our spring snows. Sundance carries several different mixtures.
•    The “Mountain Mix” has a variety of favorite native perennials, such as blue columbine, blue flax, and Rocky Mt. Penstemon along with colorful annuals.
•    The “Knee Hi Mix” has a few perennials but mostly annuals so the display is quite stunning. These flowers are generally less than 24 inches tall at maturity.
•    Our “Xeriscape Mix” is specifically for dry areas. The flowers in this mix are tough and can withstand harsh conditions and are designated for water   conservation.
•    We also carry a mixture that targets bees and other pollinators.

Your perennial garden would appreciate a good drenching with “Age-Old Bloom”. This organic liquid fertilizer not only makes stronger roots and better blooms, but makes the soil healthier too.
To add some color to your deck or garden now, plant some pansies. There ain’t nothin’ tougher than a pansy!! They don’t mind our cool springs or snow.


Garden Center Special

Stop by the garden center to enter our Aspen Giveaway drawing. We will pick a winner on Earth Day, April 22nd.


 

Sundance by Design

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We have been acting like little kids on Christmas Eve…so excited to open our boxes of new spring arrivals!  We can’t wait to share our fresh finds with you. The cure to Spring Fever: stop in and check us out.

To celebrate Earth Day we will be having a Special Sale on all our recycled, repurposed and “green” (succulents, air plants, potted plants) items: 20 % OFF.

Stop in Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23, from 10-5.  Pick up some great art, support local artists, AND celebrate Earth Day.   Win, win, win!

 

sundance05Local artist David Noll’s “Fanciful Wood” Art