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  • The 14 Flowers to Plant in Your Denver Garden for Season-Long Blooms

    Use this list to ensure a lush plot all summer. Plus, check out our bonus list of plants that anyone can keep alive.

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    Fooolproof Plants

    We tapped local garden experts* for this list of the easiest plants to keep alive on the Front Range.

    Red Valerian
    This staple perennial (the flowers are reddish-pink or white) blooms from May until the first frost and requires limited care (no deadheading!).

    Ice Plant
    The low-growing ground cover can handle direct sun exposure and prefers dry conditions (too much water will kill it). The dense blooms are also popular with honeybees.

    Blanket Flower
    This plant from the sunflower family has an extended bloom time, doesn’t need much water, and helps fill out your garden.

    *The Experts
    Dustin Bailey, landscape designer, Thunderbird Design
    Brien Darby, manager of urban food programs, Denver Botanic Gardens

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