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Spring Thoughts and Ideas

Currently the temperature is in signal digits, but it’s not too early for spring thoughts, especially if you’re planning a new landscape or rejuvenating your gardens this spring. February is a great time to start talking with landscape designers so that you’re ahead of the spring rush.

It’s also time to start gathering ideas and exploring information about possible materials and products for your new landscape project. I always head down to the Progreen Expo and check out the trade show for the latest landscape products and innovations. Every year I manage to find some new products, learn a few things, and find inspiration for a few ideas for the coming season. Even though this trade show is geared towards the green industry, lots of information is available and everyone can attend. The trade show does not have the fun indoor gardens and landscape contractor booths that the large garden show offers; but you might find the cool products and ideas that will show up in next year’s garden show. Of course you must be willing to negotiate around the large tractor and backhoe displays and through groups of roving landscapers to find that idea or treasure that is hidden in the corner display booth.

Is this a worthwhile endeavor for everyone, perhaps not? Go to for more information and to find a list of exhibitors to better judge whether this will be worth your time and the ten dollar entry fee. The trade show is at the Colorado Convention Center and starts Wednesday Feb. 9th and goes through Friday morning.