Rustic gardens with mountain vistas are a breath taking site in Colorado and western states. We can create the same look here (minus the mountains of coarse) with plants such as blue spruce, nine bark, russian sage and columbine. We also make sure to select well adapted varieties. If needing an aspen tree for example, we select “Prairie Gold” aspen; a variety native to Nebraska that is more heat and humidity tolerant. Hardscape accents are very important and creating this theme. A Colorado garden theme looks complete with multi-colored Colorado river boulders and pinkish-rose flagstone. A recirculating garden stream flowing on a hillside will help too!