1628 Sunset St., Longmont
750 - 1,000 sq ft
Sept 2022 - Ongoing
More than 40 hours of labor
less than $500
Other Project Elements
Native or drought-tolerant plants, Drip irrigation system, Pathways, Berm/swale, Shrubs
Resource Central Programs
Garden In A Box, None
Advice from the Owner
Envision what you want your space to become, even if you have no experience. We did not want a desert garden with too much rock. We wanted beautiful, drought-tolerant plants that grow well in Colorado. Lots of research, especially Resource Central, helped us learn more about what we were doing...and we're still learning. A number of plants were lost due to our hard winter and late spring. They have now been replaced and everything is growing...some plants faster than others. With all of the rain this year, we are still trying to adjust to a suitable watering schedule, creating a deep water/deep root growth system. I would caution people to pay attention to the size that your plants will be in 2-3 years...gardens start out looking sparse but may overcrowd each other in 3 years.Back to Inspiration Hub
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