Lavender Will Love Your Denver Garden Enjoy the Floral Fragrance and Many Uses of Lavender in Your Yard Aromatic, beautiful, bountiful lavender is an excellent touch to your Denver landscape! At City Floral Garden Center, we offer the hardiest, most appropriate lavender plants for your Colorado landscape that will provide you with beauty and fantastic […]

Strawberry Care Guide

If you want to break into fruit growing gently, strawberries are the perfect introduction. Many a backyard grower, who get good results from the vegetables they grow, plant strawberries as the first step toward growing fruits. Easy to grow and high in fruit production, they can either be tucked into the vegetable patch or used as […]

Serissa Care Guide

These small shrubs are much loved as bonsai for their tiny flowers which may occur 2-3 times yearly, their gnarled trunks, and naturally miniature leaves. Most bonsai are S. foetida, of which many cultivars are available. Probably the two most common bonsai purchased by the casual bonsai buyer in American are Juniperus and Serissa. Judging […]

Sweet Plum Care Guide

Sweet Plum or Sageretia thea are tropical plants with very small leaves. They’re imported from Southern China and are considered perfect plants for their hermaphroditic nature. They have pinkish-white flowers with fruits that are drupes, a fleshy fruit with thin skin and a central stone containing a seed. Sageretia thea is a bonsai subject with […]

Raspberry Care Guide

Nothing caps a summer evening better than a raspberry cobbler heaped with vanilla ice cream. Or the sprinkling of fresh raspberries on cereal for a morning treat. Homemade jam is always a welcome gift, too. Because of their delicious uses and ease of growing, the perennial raspberry bush ought to be in every garden! VARIETIES – […]

Basic Ligustrum Information

Ligustrum, or Privet, is found in many species and cultivars with a diversity of leaf colors, leaf forms, and growth habits. All are tolerant of heavy pruning. The attractive white flowers bloom during late spring and early summer. Family: Oleaceae Lighting: Part shade to full sun Temperature: Ligustrum requires adequate water to keep from drying […]

Juniper Care Guide

Juniper is notable for its striking blue-grey foliage. A number of varieties exist, including ‘Meyeri,’ ‘Blue Carpet,’ and ‘Blue Star.’ Blue Carpet is a prostrate variety that is especially suitable for cascade and semi-cascade styles. Other varieties can be used for any style other than broom. Lighting: Prefers bright light or 4-6 hours of sun. Temperature: […]

Holly Care Guide

The holly group covers a large number of evergreen and deciduous small trees and shrubs. Flowers are inconspicuous but the black or red berries are most decorative in the fall and winter. All but the Chinese holly require both male and female plants to produce berries. Soil: Well-drained, slightly acidic Light: Full sun to partial […]

Hibiscus Care Guide

Hibiscus is also called rose-of-Sharon or shrub Althaea. Two to four inch single, double, or semi-double flowers in late summer with light green foliage. Some varieties have variegated leaves. Flower colors include white, pink, red, blue, and violet bicolors. Zone: 6 Light & Soil: Full to partial sun. Moist, well-drained soil. Height: 6-10 feet or more. […]

Grape Vine Care Guide

For centuries a symbol of “the good life,” grapes fit even postage-stamp size (but sunny) gardens because they grow up, not out. After careful planting, grapes reward you luxuriously with plump fruit in two or three years. When calculating how and where to raise grapes, keep in mind that at least 150 days of frost-free […]

Growing Bulbs Indoors

Bulbs That Are Ready To Go Paperwhites Narcissus, usually just called Paperwhites, are the easiest bulbs to grow indoors. They are a warm-climate bulb and therefore don’t need the cold treatment necessary for the other bulbs. They can be planted in soil in a regular pot, but work best in a closed container filled with pebbles. […]

Ficus Care Guide

This is a huge tree growing to 60 feet tall and 60 to 70 feet wide. The dense, rounded canopy and gracefully drooping branches of Weeping Fig made it quite popular as a landscape tree until recently. The thick, shiny, 2-5″ long evergreen leaves generously clothe the long branches, and the tiny figs eventually turn […]