For Beautiful Gardens All Season

Who doesn’t want beautiful, easy-to-grow, long-blooming, durable plants in their gardens? Pat takes you through the gamut of the best of the best for our specific region here in the West. Then Eva addresses many easy fixes to keep garden looking lovely throughout the season and beyond.


The Easiest to Grow, Longest Blooming Durable Plants for the Western Garden

  • How Plant Select is forging a truly American style of horticulture
  • A bold, new plant palette revolutionizing the way we garden
  • Plants that thrive in both our variable winters and our hot summers

Pat HaywardPat Hayward is the Executive Director of Plant Select®, a collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and regional horticulturists seeking out and distributing the best plants for western gardens. Pat has worked in all facets of Rocky Mountain regional horticulture since 1979. A lecturer, writer and photographer, she has written for numerous national publications, co-authored two books, and her gardens have been featured in regional and national publications


Maintenance: What to do to Keep Your Western Garden Beautiful all Year

  • Minimal maintenance is required
  • When to prune and cut back
  • How to know what to deadhead, when, and why

Eva MontaneEva Montane got her start in ornamental horticulture doing fine perennial maintenance with Genevieve Schmidt of northcoastgardening.com blogging fame. Eva holds a certificate from the California School of Garden Design, is a designer, writer, and educator, and has been published in Colorado Gardener and Zone 4 among other publications. She’s a member of APLD and is a wildflower guide with the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival.


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