Plant Tips – caring for your plants
Silver Sage Articles
Plant Care Guide – Wong, S.
If you recently had Silver Sage install plants for you, or if you planted some yourself, please refer to our Plant Care Guide for information on what to expect and caring for newly installed plants.
Winter Care Guide – Wong, S.
Make sure your plants aren’t left out in the cold this winter – they need special care during the cold months.
Links We Love
Emerald Ash Borer – Colorado Department of Agriculture
Heard that there was a bug bugging the Ash Trees? Have questions about EAB? Check out what the leading experts have to say!
Tree Planting Steps – CSU Extension
Want an expert how-to for planting a tree? Check out this easy guide from Colorado State University Extension.
Recommended Trees For Colorado Front Range Communities – CSFS/CTC/USFS
If you’ve never had a tree planted or set foot in a nursery, this guide, developed as a collaborative effort including Colorado State Forest Service, is a great place to start.
Front Range Tree Recommendation List – ASLA/CNGA/CSU/CTC
Want to plant a tree in Colorado but not sure which ones are ‘good’? Check out this list compiled by Colorado’s top tree experts!
Approved Street Tree List for Denver’s Public Rights-of-way – Denver Parks and Recreation
Planting a tree in Denver? Make sure you’re tree is approved if planting in a Public Right-of-Way.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map – USDA
See which USDA Hardiness Zone you live in – helpful when shopping for plants you may not have worked with before. Most customers who live in the Denver Metro area can have success with plants with a minimum rating of Zone 4 or lower. Talk to your salesperson if you have questions about a plant’s hardiness.
HOA Plant Lists
Many HOA’s have an approved plant list (or maybe a non-approved plant list). Before purchasing plants for your home, check with your HOA to make sure you are planting approved plants or planting in a spot that doesn’t fall under the approved plant regulations. If you would like to add your HOA’s Approved Plant list to this section, please contact us.
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”