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It’s Mother’s Day and in Colorado, this means we should be safe to start filling up our pots and planting seeds.

I personally cannot wait to start planting in my garden so I made a list of 6 local nurseries and garden centers we can visit to enhance our green little thumbs. If any of these are your local or favorite Garden Centers, Like them on Facebook below and let them know it’s with love from le Renee!


O’Tooles Garden Center
Location: 5201 S. Federal Blvd., Littleton, CO 80123
O’Toole’s Garden Center is on Federal, one block south of Belleview.
Phone: 303.347.8027
Store Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Location: 5150 Garrison Street, Arvada, CO 80002
Echter’s is near 52nd Avenue and Garrison Street
Phone: 303.424.7979
Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-8:00PM,
Saturday, 8:00AM-7:30PM, Sunday, 9:00AM-6:30PM


Nick’s Garden Center
Location: 2001 S. Chambers Rd., Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: (303) 696-6657
Store Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8:00AM-7:00PM,
Sundays, 9:00AM to 5:00PM


Jared’s Garden
Location: 10500 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80127
Phone: 303.979.6022
Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Saturday & Sunday 9:00AM to 5:00PM


Paulino Gardens
Location: 6300 North Broadway, Denver, CO 80216
Phone: 303-429-8062
Store Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM


Dardano’s Flowerland
Location: 1205 W Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80223
Phone: 303-
Store Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday, 10:00AM-4:00PM

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Colorado had a few unexpected snow storms this April and on one of my snow days, I was inspired to add a little touch of spring to my front porch!  I spent less than $10 on the entire project by finding inspiration in my own garden.

I found these grape hyacinth hidden behind an area of grass in my lawn.  I dug them out by ensuring to collect their roots and bulbs in order to feature them where they can be fully enjoyed!


I looked for hardy plants like these violas since they can tolerate up to 20 degree weather to add color and dimension.  I wanted to add these baby daffodils  (narcissus) since they stand out by adding variety of texture and height.


I added a little soil after arranging each plant, and voila!  You can see our snow there in the window background!


Everything is thriving in the Colorado sunshine! Layering plants by height and color is a great way to add depth and character to your pots.  Use your favorite flowers to display your personal gardening style!


I found a few lilies as well to give this pot more depth when everything is in bloom.  Sometimes gardens with perennials need to be thinned out or rearranged to allow for more room for season growth. Adding your perennials to your pots is a great way to add space in your gardens while allowing you to enjoy them before warmer weather planting season!


After a little time, a glass of wine, and a little inspiration, I now have a lovely Colorado spring display with pink tulips to match my fabulous pink patio set!


Happy spring and happy planting!



xoxoxo Le Renee

This entire spring pot cost less than $25 to make (including the pot, stand, and moisture control potting soil but not including the solar dragonfly).
Displayed in this pot are:
-1/2 package of pansies
-Light purple Violas
-Dark purple and yellow Violas
I selected these plants because they are each very hardy (up to - degree temperatures) and do not require much sunlight. Since I live in Colorado and have a shaded, north facing patio, these factors were very important when selecting my plants.
Next, I created a spring door ornament in place of a wreathe!

If you follow me on Pinterest, you know that I am obsessed with creative ideas and all things Hello Kitty and flowers as found in my "Garden Inspirations", "Hello Kitty" and "Make Something Special" Boards.
I have seen similar ideas for door ornaments or wreathes on Pinterest and have even posted a few in my "Holiday Cheer" board.
This Spring Door Adornment cost less than $8 to make and will hopefully last through May.
The items I used to make this hanging pot include:
-Over the door hook (you can also use an adhesive one)
-Hello Kitty ribbon to hang the pot
-Bucket/pail I found in the Easter section of retail store
-1/2 package of Pansies
The bucket should get enough sunlight from my patio without over drying the plants. Since this is a metal pail and doesn't have drainage, I plan to only water this plant when the soil feels dry and will mist the actual flowers a few times per week. And since it is Colorado and we should still be due a few more snow showers and frost, I will most likely plan to bring this pot in during freezing temperatures or snow.
This is super cute and will look great for Easter!

Follow me on Pinterest and we can share other ideas!

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