Newsletter

February 2018

Garden Center News

To our valued Sundance customers,

As we patiently await the arrival of spring and the sprouting of another garden season at Sundance I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new garden center manager.

My name is Pam Selman. Some of you already know me and many of you will recognize me from my work at other garden centers in the Kittredge and Littleton areas. I received a degree in Horticulture from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and have worked in the industry since moving to Colorado in 1986. I have always lived in the foothills, initially in Evergreen but for the last 25 years in Conifer so I am aware of and understand the trials and tribulations of gardening in the foothills...the high altitude restrictions, the deer and elk and the cute but not so welcome creature...the vole.

Since I garden at 8300' I have a passion for container gardening using annuals, perennials, tropicals and anything chartreuse in color. My favorite perennial to use is Monkshood so if you are unfamiliar with the benefits of this wonderful plant stop by and I'll gladly share why you should give it a space or two in your garden.

In closing, I would like to acknowledge Sundance's retiring manager, Linda Zakes. She is a huge part of the Sundance legacy, a much-respected member of the Evergreen gardening community and has left me with some very big shoes to fill. I wish her happy retirement and hope her life's garden is full of many more beautiful blooms.

Happy gardening,

Pam Selman
pam@sundancegardens.com


Sundance by Design

Please join us for a special Valentine's DIY event!

Karen Witmer, one of our favorite consignment artists, will be here
Saturday, February 10, from noon - 3. She will be bringing her special handmade ceramic "beads" for you to arrange to create your own personally expressive garden stake.

Prices start at $24. We will have a lovely selection of flowering plants and pots for you to complete your special Valentine gift. Enjoy a Valentine's mimosa and chocolate covered strawberries while you shop during this event.

Plate with tasty glazed strawberries and glasses of champagne on table

For more gift ideas check these out, and stop in anytime Saturday 2/10 thru Valentine's Day to pick up 1 free vintage style greeting card. Our way of showing YOU our love!

Happy New Year!

glasses of champagne Christmas trees Christmas toys gnome on the background of the winter window. holiday photo in old style of the image. colored lights stylized graphics holiday card wallpaper

We hope your holidays were Merry and Bright! Here at Sundance, we are looking forward to a stellar 2018. We will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary and looking forward to some wonderful events. Stay tuned for details.

The cold winter months are great for dreaming and planning our Spring gardens. With this very mild weather, our crews have still been landscaping. If you have a spring project contact us early.

Please remember your winter watering. If it is over 40 degrees and your landscaping ground is not covered with snow, pull out the hoses and give the garden a good deep drink, especially for recently planted materials.

“There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues.” – Hal Borland


Come get your Fairy On!

Sundance by Design

Yes, we are still open! We have a great selection of holiday items on sale (40% off) and our popular year-round nature-themed gifts and garden supplies available.

Join us! We are offering a fairy garden class where you will create and take home your own magical creation similar to this one pictured with your choice of plants and accessories. This class is suitable for adults and children and lasts about an hour with guided instructions. Additional items are available for purchase and light refreshments are included.

Sunday, January 7, 2 p.m. Cost $65 per garden, pre-paid reservations required.
Call us at 303.670.8211 to reserve your space, class size is limited.

We will be closing for 1 week, January 14-21. We are doing some light remodeling, painting, and rearranging. Stop in Monday the 22nd to see our new look!

November News 2017

Small Business Saturday is Here!

Shop local today, Saturday, November 25th.
Sundance is all about “small business”, locally owned and operated for 40 years.
As our way of thanking you for supporting the small business movement,
holiday ornaments will be buy-one-get-one 1/2 price*.

Many of our artisans are local, so supporting us supports our community.
Remember, shopping small supports local families, craftsmen, and artists.
We couldn’t do it without you. We hope to see you on Saturday, 10-5.
*(artist consignment excluded).


Tree of love in autumn. Red heart shaped tree at sunset.Autumn season concept.Beautiful landscape with red tree and falling leaves.Love background

We are so thankful for you, our loyal friends and customers.  
We hope you are enjoying this beautiful warm weather.  
Here is a reminder that our gardens still need some love and  
attention over the winter months.
Follow these tips from the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado:
  • Remember watering season doesn’t always end when the sprinkler system is winterized. Do the screwdriver test on the lawn and if the soil is dry, pull out the hose and sprinkler to water dry areas manually.
  • South-facing and sloped areas dry out first. Make them the priority for fall and winter watering. Since dry lawns are where turf mites thrive, keeping soil moist will deter these pests as well.
  • If you are watering the lawn, trees in the lawn will receive some moisture. But trees in bed areas also need water. Best practice is to use a deep-root watering device that attaches to a garden hose. Probe the soil at intervals around the drip line of the tree so that water is pushed deep into the root zone. The drip line is the circle you would draw on the ground that corresponds to the outside reach of the tree’s branches. This method is also advisable for trees in lawn areas.
  • The root systems of all newly planted lawns, trees, shrubs and perennials are much less developed than those of mature plants. New plants will need extra monitoring and moisture so they are prepared to enter the winter.

Holiday Party Reminder

holiday decoration

Reminder! Sundance by Design Holiday Open House starts tomorrow.

The shops at the Evergreen Design Center hope to see you
November 10,11, &12
to help us all get into the spirit of the season.
Friday & Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-4.
The holidays are just around the corner. Let us help you get ready!
We will be serving yummy treats and hosting a hot chocolate bar.
Bring your friends!

Hot chocolate and marshmelow in a white cup on a red plate on a knitted warm blanket. vertically. Christmas cookies.

Enter our drawing to win this beautiful Effloresco birdhouse!

This handmade porcelain ceramic work of art was created and donated by one of our favorite consignment artists, Karen Witmer. Karen will be joining us Friday, 11/10 from 11-1, and will be showing a very special selection of holiday ornaments. Stop in and meet the artist!

 

 

 

 


Shop Sundance by Design Online

“Great Gifts for Garden Enthusiasts”

Our Online store is ready to go! We appreciate your desire to “Shop Local” even when you may not be able to stop into our neighborhood boutique. Now you can shop online. From now until December 15 all items on our online store will qualify for free gift wrap. Click on the gift bag option and at checkout enter promo code “freegiftbag” (no spaces).

Our new online store will be managed by our website server and your information will be secure. Payments are through PayPal and you may pay as a PayPal guest. You can access it anytime by clicking the “Shop” button on our website sundancegardens.com or click here to see it now!

November 2017

Sundance by Design invites you to our
Holiday Open House!

The shops at the Evergreen Design Center hope to see you November 10,11, &12  to help us all get into the spirit of the season. Friday & Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-4. The holidays are just around the corner. Let us help you get ready! We will be serving yummy treats and hosting a hot chocolate bar. Bring your friends!

Hot chocolate and marshmelow in a white cup on a red plate on a knitted warm blanket. vertically. Christmas cookies.

 

Enter our drawing to win this beautiful Effloresco birdhouse! This handmade porcelain ceramic work of art was created and donated by one of our favorite artists, Karen Witmer.

Use the coupon below to save 20% on a single item the day of the Open House!
We look forward to seeing you!


Coming SOON! Shop Sundance by Design Online

“Great Gifts for Garden Enthusiasts”

We have heard you! As much as you may like to stop in to shop our neighborhood garden boutique, your busy schedules do not always allow it. And yet we understand and appreciate your desire to still “Shop Local”. We have been hard at work on our online store and are starting small with affordable, easy to ship gift items. For a limited time, all items available on our online store will qualify for our free gift bag and a decorative tag. Our new online store will be managed through our website server and your information will be secure. Please stay tuned…we hope to have it up and running in the next week!


Linda’s Garden Center Tip:

First of all, I want to extend a big heartfelt thank you for helping make the move to our new location a whopping success!! Your loyalty and input are greatly appreciated. It’s hard to believe another gardening season has come and gone. Now it’s time to put our gardens to bed. Give all your plants a good, deep soaking. After the ground freezes add a few inches of mulch over perennials. Water every 4-6 weeks during the winter if there is no snow cover. There is still time to plant spring-flowering bulbs. Don’t forget to pot up some paperwhites for indoor forcing. It’s always nice to see flowers blooming when the snow is flying! Our new crop of ASPEN has arrived!!! It’s a good time to get them in the ground.

Remember gift certificates make the perfect gift for the gardeners in your life.

Garden Center Special: Shrubs – 50% off