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Old 03-15-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Default Garden centers?

We are getting a garden plot ready through the Denver Urban Gardens. It is going to be a vegetable/herb garden primarily, with maybe a few flowers. Anyway, anyone have any personal recommendations of good garden centers in terms of buying quality seed, manure, etc.?

A family run place would be great! (as opposed to Lowes, Home Depot, etc.)
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:38 PM
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Well, this is a little far for you, but I love Lafayette Florist. They are a garden center, not just only a floral shop. We go there every Mother's Day to get our hanging and bedding plants. They are owned by the Yoshihara (sp?) family. On the old 287 (Public Road) in Lafayette. It would be a fun drive for you, too, and not all that far from Highlands.
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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Paulino's at 6300 N Broadway is large, has a great selection, and would be convenient for you.
Paulino Gardens - Denver, Colorado
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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Paulino's would indeed be best for you.
I always went to family-owned City Floral (Colfax and something like Kearney), also that place on Evans just off Colorado Blvd.)
There is also Echter's (50th and Garrison.)
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:23 PM
 
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I second City Floral. They've been family owned in Denver for generations. Great quality plants...though a little pricey.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:24 AM
 
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Thanks! We are going to check out Paulino's today.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Like others posted, I live in Denver and go to Paulinos and City Floral. Both excellent, but sometimes Home Depot is cheaper for some things. Once in a while I go to Nick's out in Aurora off Iliff.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Agree with denverian, City Floral and Palino's are great but you might find cheaper at K-Mart or Hope Depot. For rose bushes, shrubs and trees, you pay for what you get, so get these at CF or Palino's, but for basic garden plants, dirt, etc. go with the cheapest.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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Thanks! We are going to check out Paulino's today.
Did you make it to Paulino's? What did you think?
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Yes I did! They had tons of seeds, but guess it is still early in the season, because not too much in the way of plants yet. I am just excited for spring and warm weather

We bought a lot of vegetable and herb seeds, and some peat pots to start some tomatoes, banana peppers, and jalepenos.....They are not on my windowsills, awaiting the sun and water and soil to do their magic!
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