Gardening Resources

El Paso County Colorado State University Extension:
Whether new to the area or a seasoned gardener, the Extension Center is a fantastic resource which offers classes and even Master Gardener assistance with your questions on high altitude gardening, baking and even nutrition. The link below will take you to their website:

Plant Select:
Are you looking for the best plants that will thrive in our challenging climate? The Plant Select® is a nonprofit collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens and professional horticulturists. Their website is a wealth of information about the best plants for Colorado. Click on this link to see their resources:

Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder:
Although Colorado high altitude gardening is not the focus of this site, the plant finder is excellent for use in determining a plant’s ability to survive in our climate. It gives a full description of a plant’s zone, water needs, known pest problems, and so on. Check this link for any specific plant in which you are interested: