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!