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November 2016

Amazing Autumn

Yellow, orange and red autumn leaves in beautiful fall park.

Wow, what an outstanding Fall we are having!
We are enjoying every minute of this unseasonably warm weather and hope you are too.
We have gotten many extra chances to finish our garden clean up and get our bulbs in.
Let us know if we can help you put your garden to bed.
We are looking forward to seeing you in our shop this holiday season. Continue reading

October 2016

Happy Fall

Have you heard our big news? To serve you better our Sundance Garden Center will  be moving over to the Sundance by Design location! This move starts now and will really kick in this spring when you can do all your outdoor garden shopping in one location. Sundance has expanded to utilize the whole main floor of the historic Evergreen Design Center “Bunkhouse”. We are looking forward to serving you year-round and know you will enjoy the benefits of one stop shopping, easy access, and plentiful parking. We look forward to showing you around.

Sundance by Design “Making Room Sale”

To make room for our Garden Center’s move, all merchandise located outside is 35% off. Stop in soon as with the change in the weather we are starting to winterize and bring things in. There are plenty of great items still available including benches, granite birdbaths, pottery, and more. We have also expanded our 50% off clearance corner!

New 50% off Clearance Corner

Going…going…not gone yet

Outdoor seasonal items included

“Save the Date” for our Holiday Open House. The shops at the Evergreen Design Center hope to see you Nov.11,12,&13 to get into the spirit of the season. Mark your calendars now for this fun event. Food, drink, fun and festivities abound!

Purple allium flowers field with tiny blue flowers and yellow wallflowers

Linda’s Garden Center Tip

While we have enjoyed these beautiful autumn days, we know they can’t last forever. Keep your blankets and pails handy to cover tender plants. With any luck we’ll still be able to enjoy our annuals for a few more weeks. There’s still plenty of time to get some bulbs in the ground, and perennials, trees, and shrubs.

Garden Center Special

Our “moving”sale continues with plants and your favorite fertilizers and organic insecticides 40-50% off.

September 2016

A New Dawn for Sundance


Dear Friends,
I am excited to share the news that Sundance Gardens, Sundance by Design, and Sundance Landscaping will soon be “united in flowers” and located in one place. After 28 years at the corner of Meadow Drive and Highway 74, the Sundance Garden Center will be moving across the street to our new home at the Evergreen Design Center. 
While it was a difficult decision to give up “Linda’s Corner”, I very much believe you will enjoy and appreciate the benefits of Sundance all in one place. You will have access to one-stop shopping, plenty of easy parking, and year round availability of the Garden Center products. In addition, you will now have full-service access to over 100 years of collective experience at one site, including Linda and her incredible staff.
As far as the timing on this move, please continue shopping for your fall gardening needs at the existing corner location. The Garden Center will remain open through mid October after which we will transition over to the Sundance by Design location.
I am very pleased to be back in the middle of the energy and action of the Garden Center and am looking forward to seeing old friends more often.  Welcome to this next, new, and exciting chapter of Sundance!
Dave Thomas
Sundance Founder and Owner

Sundance by Design

Winter is coming….AND the Garden Center is coming!

Due to these exciting changes, we are having a “We Need to Make Room” end of season sale. Starting now and going until we need to winterize and bring things in, everything* located outside will be 35% off. Sale includes fountains, birdbaths, planters, and decorative garden art.  We would rather give you a deal than move it. Stop in soon for best selection, you just never know when the snow will fly.


As part of this new consolidation, Sundance by Design will be expanding into the space formerly occupied by Alpine Blue Home, makers of beetle kill furniture and accessories. We will miss our wonderful neighbors Doug and Amy who are not going out of business and can still be reached through their website:

We look forward to seeing you and sharing the details of this great new phase.  We are redesigning and evolving to serve you better!

(*artist consignment items excluded)

Linda’s Garden Center Tip

grass lawn with yellow daffodils in dutch garden Keukenhof , HollandSeptember is a busy month for gardeners. What, with all the sales going on at garden centers…surely another perennial can be “shoehorned” in somewhere!

It’s a gross misconception that you should not plant after the first frost. Late summer and fall are great times to plant even if we have more frosts. Plants are concentrating on root development, so give them a little help by drenching the soil around them with kelp. Kelp is full of micronutrients, so it not only improves the soil, but helps the roots better take in the nutrients from the soil.

It is also a good time to start tidying up the garden. Dead heading and cleaning up diseased leaves and disposing them seems like a lot of work, but think of it as more of a work-out. A 150 lb. person can burn 200-300 calories an hour just weeding! Getting fresh air, Colorado sunshine, and keeping the body flexible are extra perks.

Grass seed can be spread now, but wait to sow wildflower seed until the ground is frozen and no chance of germination can occur. Purchase seed now, and then right before a big snowstorm put it down, knowing the souls of those seeds will bloom next year at just the right time.
Bulbs will be arriving at the garden center mid-September. Planting bulbs is always an exciting time. The hard work it takes to plant them pays off ten fold in the spring when we are all craving for color in our gardens again. Sundance carries mostly deer/elk resistant bulbs, such as daffodils, alliums, snowdrops, chiondoxa, & iris. Always add bulb food to the bottom of the hole to ensure healthy roots and big blooms. Don’t forget to pick up some paperwhites to force indoors for the holidays.

Yep – September is a busy month.

Garden Center Special

September + Sundance = Savings
Selected shrubs – 25% – 40% off
Aspen – 35% off
Perennials – 10% – 40% off (excludes seasonal plants)
Visit our “orphan” table with perennials as low as .50 each!

August 2016

August….and the heat is on

Majestic sunset in the mountains landscape. Overcast sky before storm. Carpathian, Ukraine, Europe. Beauty world.If you think you are hot, just imagine how your garden is feeling! We are just not used to these searing temperatures, and neither are our plants. You can help your garden out!

If possible, move container plants to the shade when the temperature soars. Check the soil, you may need to add a second watering to your schedule. Cut back as needed, keep annuals and perennials deadheaded. Make sure your perennials are mulched. This will even out the soil temperature and hold in moisture.

Not all plants will survive in this heat. If you plan on refreshing your pots or flower beds choose heat-loving plants. Click here to see Rodale’s Organic Gardening list of flowers that can take the heat.

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer…like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.  The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot…with sunsets smeared with too much color.”  – Natalie Babbitt

Sundance by Design

If your plants are drooping from all this heat, maybe it is time to add some garden art to perk things up! We have a great selection of unique, handmade sculptures sure to liven things up….or just make you smile. Add some WOW to your garden!

Were you able to make it to the Evergreen Garden Club Tour this year? If so, you may have noticed several of our granite birdbaths at one of the homes. We just received a new shipment and have a beautiful selection.  If you couldn’t make the tour, check out our Facebook page (click here).  We posted a virtual tour and you can see what you missed – it was a great event!

Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see our sale coupon, valid for these birdbaths, our fountains, and much more.  There is still plenty of summer left to enjoy your yard.

Linda’s Garden Center Tip

Honey bee mid flight, ready to collect pollen and nectar from lavender. slightly oof to bees eye.Visitors to the Garden Center are always amazed at how many bees are buzzin’ around. They shouldn’t be surprised. Sundance carries many of the bees’ favorite plants including catmint, lambs ear, lavender, hyssop, salvia, honeysuckle, Russian Sage, & Blue-Mist Spirea. A plus to planting these varieties is that they are also deer-resistant.

Some people are frightened by the bees, but in the 29 years the Garden Center has been open, not one customer has been stung. Most people enjoy watching all the activity, & our local beekeepers love the fact that Sundance never uses chemicals and only uses natural, organic insecticides if needed.

So stop by Sundance & bring home a plant for our very important pollinators. Invite them into your garden and have garden friends for life.

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