landscaping in Denver
Considering relocating to Denver, or the Denver area.
In looking at homes, looks like most outside the immediate city are completely absent of landscaping. I've also read Denver doesn't have much color in terms of the fall landscape, and acid loving plants (rhododendrons) are difficult to grow.
We have clay soil here in WI, but Denver area clay is so compact that even trees are difficult to establish, and on top of that most properties need to install an irrigation system due to the lack of rain.
I love landscaping. I can't imagine a home without year round interest of trees, shrubs, perennials.
What can I expect? We are looking at areas right outside the immediate area of Denver, either on the open plains (to the east) or in the Bailey area (SW of Denver), or other mountainous areas.
And I love hostas. Sheesh. Do I have to give up hostas too?????