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May 2016

Spring Revival

2016-05_spring-revivalYes, snow in May. Yes, we need the moisture. Lucky you if you put down wildflower seed. Meanwhile, we know the perfect, warm, spring days are right around the corner! And we can do a lot to get ready for them. Hardscaping, prepping pots, and cleaning and sharpening tools are a few tasks we can accomplish now. Let us know how we may help you get ready!


“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” – Harriet Ann Jacobs


Linda’s Garden Center Tip

2016-05_garden-tipsWhat’s not to like about the lovely month of May? Sure, we’ll get another snow or two, but isn’t it grand seeing leaves on trees? May is a terrific time to plant trees and shrubs.

Aspen are fast growing native trees known for their round green leaves that flutter and quake in the slightest breeze. Also for their brilliant fall color. Sundance collects native grown aspen and has hundreds to choose from.

Lilacs are hardy flowering shrubs that do well in our mountain elevation. They make wonderful Mother’s Day gifts. The Chinese lilac is an exceptionally deer/elk resistant variety.

Don’t put off sowing wildflower seed.

Remember not to plant annual flowers till after Memorial Day…practice patience with your impatiens!!


Garden Center Special:   Aspen 10% OFF thru May


 

Sundance by Design

2015-05_home-garden-showWe are at the Evergreen High School with a booth at the Mountain Area Home & Garden Show! It’s a bit dreary outside but nice and warm and interesting in here! Today until 5 and tomorrow, Sunday, May 1 from 10-3. Stop by and say hi, we’re in the gym.

Remember Mother’s Day May 8. We have great gift ideas and a FREE vintage style Mother’s Day card just for coming in. One-of-a-kind gifts for the one-of–kind MOM.

 


 

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

March 2016

Ready….Set….Spring!

sundance06According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the official (meteorologic) spring season always begins on March 1.  We’ll take it!  (Although astronomically speaking the spring equinox falls on March 20 this year.)  Even with snow on the ground it does feel like spring with these high temperatures and sunny days.

Spring is a season of renewal, rebirth, and fresh starts.  Do you need a fresh start for your outdoor spaces?  Or just a little help refreshing some areas?  Whatever your needs, let us know if we may help.  It is never too early to call to get on our schedule or make an appointment for a free consultation.  We look forward to hearing from you!

 


“Science has never drummed up quite as effective tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.”    – W. Earl Hall


Sundance Landscape & Maintenance

sundance07Spring is just around the corner.  Let Sundance help you design and build the perfect outdoor landscape project. What is your style?  Mountain contemporary or native natural?  Easy-care?  Or are you just unsure?  No problem. Whatever your preference we can help guide you to ensure fantastic results.  And once your landscaping installation is complete our maintenance crew can help you keep it beautiful and protect your investment. Get it done early so you can enjoy it this summer!

Spring is a great time for wildflower seeding. This photo is of an Evergreen garden we sowed in early spring, here still going strong in August!  Contact us and we will sow at the optimal time.

We currently have a beautiful selection of Aspen trees that we can plant now. Aspens bring 4 seasons of interest and you will enjoy this year and for many years to come.

Sundance, the one company to Design, Build, and Maintain your landscape.  Serving the Evergreen area since 1978.  Scroll to bottom for coupon to save 10%!

 


 

Linda’s Garden Center Tip

sundance09The Garden Center will open March 1st for what will hopefully be a spectacular growing season with just the right amount of moisture…it can happen!  Our hours are Monday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm (weather permitting).

March is a great time to begin cleaning up our gardens… in between our inevitable snowfalls. Some chores that can be done now include raking and disposing of pine needles, prepping areas for wildflower seed (and sowing them right before a snowfall), and starting vegetable seeds indoors.  Don’t forget to spray emerging spring bulbs with animal repellant.

 


 

Garden Center Special

Take advantage of our annual March sales event.  All our topsoil, compost, container mix, sheep & peat, bark, cedar mulch, and soil pep are 20% off through March 31st.  Purchase now and pick up by April 15th!

 


Sundance by Design

sundance10Our new spring merchandise is arriving!  Did you know there are many benefits to adding a fountain to your home and garden?

  • They add beauty and tranquility.
  • The cascading water makes a soothing sound that will relax you and your guests.
  • Fountains “finish” a landscape project.
  • The visual of flowing water is pleasing to humans and animals….you won’t believe the increase in birds to your property!
  • A flowing garden fountain will cool the surrounding area during the hot summer months.
  • Many of our smaller fountains can easily move inside to be enjoyed throughout the winter months.
  • When used indoors fountains add much needed humidity to the environment.
  • Some fountains include LED lights that liven up your evening landscape.

In addition to self contained ceramic fountains, we also have metal sculptural fountains, solar fountains,  and natural stone fountains. Our landscaping department can also design and build beautiful custom ponds and fountains that will help increase your property value.  Add an element of beauty to your home and garden.  A fountain is a work of art for your garden!