District News Articles

  2. The Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) is ready to make xeriscape gardening fun and simple with the launch of its annual Garden-In-A-Box sale for 2012. Garden-In-A-Box are professionally designed, plant by numbers xeriscape gardens. They make basic xeriscaping easy, affordable and convenient. In 2011, for the first time ever, gardens are available to all residents of Platte Canyon.
    The CRC’s water division works to provide easy solutions to helping Colorado residents conserve water. Over half of residential water use is used to water landscapes. As Colorado’s population grows and water supplies become more stressed, xeriscaping will continue to be a key way for homeowners to save water. Garden-In-A-Box makes this easy.
    The CRC provides xeriscape gardens with plants chosen for our region’s dry conditions. The designs are filled with great flower color and eye pleasing textures. They require less than half the water of bluegrass lawns while providing an award-winning look. According to the Colorado WaterWise, xeriscapes can increase property values by up to 15%.
    This year’s designs, the Radiance Garden, Paradise Garden, Heavenly Parkway, Incredible Edible, Splendid Shade Garden, Veggie Seed Packet Garden and Spaghetti Dinner Veggie Garden, have some of the Front Ranges’ most reliable perennials. The Garden-In-A-Box kit provides the plants and easy-to-follow planting and care instructions. The CRC sells drip irrigation kits and control clocks to go with the gardens. Gardens cost between $25 and $125, depending on the design chosen and can be ordered online at or by calling 303-999-3820 ext. 217.
    This year District residents will receive a $25 discount on their garden order.
    To obtain a copy of  this year’s brochure, you can contact Alyssa Quinn at our District office (303-979-2333) or by calling the CRC at  the above number.
    The CRC will schedule several “Garden Pick Up Days” at various locations throughout the local area for those customers who purchase a garden.  To see when and where the closest location to you is available, please call the CRC at the above number.  Home delivery service is offered for an additional fee.