Find out more about advertising opportunities on the Plant Something Colorado website.

Knowledge to grow on.

Gardening in Colorado is no small feat, our extreme temperature changes coupled with a varied terrain, microclimates and altitudes means a little knowledge can go a long way. Take it from the professionals of growing beautiful, bountiful Rocky Mountain landscapes.  

Emerald Ash Borer How do I manage Emerald Ash Borer?  

    Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in Boulder in September 2013. As of April of 2014 additional infestations have not been identified. To help keep the spread of this pest to a minimum, knowing if there are Ash trees on properties and watching for changes in the health of the tree are vital since this invasive pest cannot be visually detected in the early stages of its presence. This Decision Guide is provided as a resource for you to help minimize the spread, keep trees that are valuable to the owner viable, and know what treatment options are available. Other resources can be found at

    To help you determine whether your tree may be infested with EAB, watch this video. It provides an easy to understand assessment process for identifying the presence of EAB. The short video covers basic diagnostics from properly identifying the ash tree to annual evaluations of crown thinning and dieback to proper identification of EAB exit holes.

Water  - Messages to Homeowners & Environmental Benefits of LandscapesClick here for Landscape Drought Savvy Practices.

Plant Hardiness Zones - Determine which plants are most likely to thrive in your location using the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.

Expert Advice  - Get great recommendations and ideas from some of Colorado’s brightest horticultural experts.

Monthly Tips - Know what to do with Colorado planting tips for every season.

Featured Plants - These plants have been hand selected for their hardiness and ability to thrive in the Rocky Mountain region.

FAQ - Answers to some of the most common questions.

Gardening Benefits Beyond Beauty - More than improving the scenery, learn how gardening can improve your quality of life.