Gardening Resources

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:

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:

Denver Botanic Gardens: Located right here in Colorado, these beautiful gardens are a delight to visit in person. They can also be a source for lovely special events and educational programs. Click this link to access more information:

Colorado Native Plant Society: If you are interested in adding native plants to your garden, be sure to check out this resource. CONPS is dedicated to furthering the knowledge, appreciation and conservation of native plants and habitats of Colorado through education,s tewardship and advocacy. Here is a link to their website:

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: