Garden in a Box

Rocky Mountain Retreat
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Fort Collins Utility Only – Rocky Mountain Retreat

Designed by: Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens

$144.00

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  • Only available to Fort Collins Utility customers
  • Covers: 96 sq. ft.
  • Includes: 28 starter plants in 4-inch pots
  • Exposure: Full Sun (requires a minimum of 6 hours per day)

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Description

This garden is only available for Fort Collins Utility customers. We will be carefully tracking sales of this garden. Please do not purchase if you are not a Fort Collins Utility customer, your order will be refunded. Gardens have been extremely popular this year, and Fort Collins Utility has a few discounted gardens left for their customers. These last few Rocky Mountain Retreat gardens are reserved for them. Thank you for working with us on this!

Escape the sweltering summer heat and take it easy with the low-maintenance, colorful, easy to grow Rocky Mountain Retreat Garden! A perfectly peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Rocky Mountain Retreat showcases hardy perennials that thrive in the high country of Colorado at elevations from 5,000’ to 12,000’. You’ll be mesmerized by its winter appeal as well as its dynamic blossoming from early spring through fall with a vibrant display of blues, pinks, purples, whites, yellows, and bronze. The Rocky Mountain Retreat Garden fits into a 96 square foot space and boasts 28 plants including the Rocky Mountain Columbine, Tennessee Purple Coneflower, Rocky Mountain Penstemon, European Pasque Flower, and Native Blanket Flower.


Product Details

  • Only available to Fort Collins Utility customers
  • Covers: 96 sq. ft.
  • Includes:
    • 28 starter plants with 11 different varieties in 4-inch pots
    • 3 plant by number layout options (16 ft. x 16 ft. rectangle, 12 ft. x 8 ft. rectangle, 14 ft. x 14 ft. triangle)
  • Exposure: Full Sun (requires a minimum of 6 hours of full sun per day)
  • Mature Height: 6 in. to 3 ft.
  • Hardy To: 9,000 – 10,000 feet
  • Colorful: Early Spring to Fall
  • Benefits: Locally grown and pollinator friendly


What To Expect

  • Xeric Gardens feature anywhere from 14 to 29 starter plants in 4-inch pots. Plants will be small relative to their mature size, and they will not be in full bloom.
  • During the 1st and 2nd growing season, your Xeric plants will be in the establishment phase – requiring regular watering to encourage a deep taproot system, and not yet having reached their full size.
  • On average, allow 3 years for your Xeriscape garden to reach full maturity!
  • Gardens will easily fit in a small car. One garden will come in either one or two 2 ft. x 1 ft. trays (pictured left).

Garden Varieties / Plant Specifics


FAQs

What is a “Garden In A Box” and what does it include?

Most simply put, “Garden In A Box” is an easy, professionally designed, do it yourself Xeric (low water) perennial or veggie garden kit.

Gardens include 14-30 starter plants that come in either 4-inch or 2.5-inch pots. These plants come in rectangular 2 ft. x 1 ft. trays (see photo below), and will be hardened-off and ready to plant when you pick them up!

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Each garden also includes 1-3 professionally designed plant by number maps that make it easy to install your own perennial or vegetable garden at home, and a comprehensive Plant and Care Guide that includes everything you will need to know to prepare for, plant, and maintain your new garden.

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How do I get my Garden In A Box?

All gardens will be available for pick up at one of our convenient distribution locations during the months of May and early June. (For the complete 2017 Garden In A Box pick up schedule, see below.) To select your pick up, you must “Proceed to Checkout” on our online store where you will then be prompted to select your pick up location, date, and time. We do not ship our plants. 

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How do I claim my $25 discount?

You may be eligible for a $25 discount on our pre-planned Xeriscape garden collection through your water provider. To claim your discount you will have to first “Proceed to Check Out” in the garden store where you will be prompted to select your water provider. Your discount(s) should then automatically be applied to your order.

Discounts are limited, so make sure you order your garden sooner rather than later! 

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Am I eligible for a $25 discount on the Rocky Mountain Retreat garden?

Residents in participating cities can receive a $25 discount on Xeric gardens as long as discounts are still available.

2017 Participating cities include:

  • Arvada (SOLD OUT)
  • Boulder (SOLD OUT)
  • Brighton (SOLD OUT)
  • Castle Rock (SOLD OUT)
  • Centennial Water (SOLD OUT)
  • Denver (SOLD OUT)
  • Erie (SOLD OUT)
  • Frederick
  • Fort Collins
  • Golden (SOLD OUT)
  • Greeley (SOLD OUT)
  • Lafayette (SOLD OUT)
  • Longmont (SOLD OUT)
  • Louisville (SOLD OUT)
  • Loveland
  • Northglenn (SOLD OUT)
  • Superior
  • Thornton (SOLD OUT)
  • Westminster (SOLD OUT)
  • Windsor

Whether you reside in a participating city or not, you may purchase a garden without the discount

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Where are the 2017 Garden In A Box pick up locations?

  • Saturday May 6th
    • Boulder County, ReSource, 6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, 9am-12pm
    • Arvada/Westminster, Municipal Service Center, 6575 W 88th Ave, Westminster, 9am-12pm
  • Thursday May 11th
    • Loveland, Loveland Service Center, 200 North Wilson Ave, 4-7pm
  • Saturday May 13th
    • Golden, Public Works/Planning Office, 1445 10th St, 9am-12pm
    • Longmont, Izaak Walton Clubhouse, 18 S. Sunset St, 9am-12pm
    • South Denver/Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S. Quebec St, 9am-12pm
  • Thursday May 18th
    • Adams County (Thornton, Northglenn, Brighton), Adams County Fairgrounds, North Parking Lot at Waymire Dome, 9755 Henderson Rd, Brighton, CO 80601, 4-7pm
  • Saturday May 20th
    • Denver, Auraria Campus, Elm Parking Lot, 1201 5th St, 9am-12pm
    • Boulder County, JAX Mercantile, 400 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, 9am-12pm
    • Greeley and Windsor, Greeley Xeric Garden, 2503 Reservoir Rd, 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday May 24th
    • Arvada, Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St, 4-7pm
  • Thursday May 25th
    • Denver, Force Elementary School, 1550 S. Wolff St, 4-7pm
  • Thursday June 1st
    • Boulder County, ReSource, 6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, 4-7pm
  • Saturday June 3rd
    • Castle Rock, Castle Rock Water, 175 Kellogg Court, 9am-12pm
    • Denver, Edison Elementary School, 3350 Quitman St, 9am-12pm
    • Fort Collins, Front Range Community College, 4616 S. Shields Street, 9am-12pm 

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I can't make it to my pick up. Can someone else pick up my garden?

Absolutely. Just make sure that they know the first and last name on the order and what exactly you ordered. 

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Does my Garden In A Box come with or in a box?

No, not exactly. Your Garden In A Box can easily be planted in a raised bed or garden “box,” but it does not include an actual box to plant the garden in. For full details on what your Garden In A Box does include, see above – “What is a ‘Garden In A Box’ and what does it include?” 

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Will the garden/s fit in my car?

Probably, but this will depend on how many gardens you have purchased. Each garden will come with either one or two 2 ft. x 1 ft. trays of plants, so please plan accordingly.

Gardens with one 2 ft. x 1 ft. tray:
• Pollinators’ Paradise
• Xeric Greatest Hits
• Spaghetti Dinner

Gardens with two 2 ft. x 1 ft. trays:
• Sunset Garden
• Honey Bee Heaven
• Rocky Mountain Retreat
• Seasons of Shade 

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Where do the plants come from?

All our plants are born and raised in Colorado. Our perennial plants come from Little Valley Wholesale Nursery in Brighton, one of the largest and most reputable nurseries in Colorado, and Gulley Greenhouse in Fort Collins. Our all-organic vegetable plants are grown at Elliott Gardens in Denver. 

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Have the plants been treated with neonicotinoids?

No. None of our plants have ever been treated with neonicotinoids. 

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What is your return policy?

Refunds are accepted until 10 business days prior to your requested pick up. Once you have received your garden there are no exchanges or returns. See our general FAQ’s for plant-health related issues. 

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What Customers Say

Great Plant Selection at a Fantastic Price

I love the program. The plant selection is great, the cost is fantastic. I encourage everyone with a home to use this garden program. The information provided with the plants as to individual plant species care and the planting maps is very helpful. The program is an excellent way to get homeowners to replace their high water use turf with beautiful flower gardens.

City of Boulder Customer

Making New Garden Choices Easy

This is truly an amazing service. As a newcomer to CO, I can't express how appreciative I am that you couldn't have made it easier for me to make location-appropriate decisions about my new garden choices.

City of Denver Customer

Repeat Customer

This is the second year we've gotten a garden in a box. We're very pleased. We'll probably continue to get one a year to enhance our yard.

Longmont Water Customer