Category Archives: Blog

Song Ranch

During the practice of Tai Chi, there is a meditative, relaxed, and highly alert state which is referred to as “Song.” Back in December of 2017, the TLC Gardens team began working with Rocky Mountain Tai Chi to design a very special outdoor environment in Hygiene, Colorado, fondly named after this concept.

Song Ranch has been meticulously designed and

Matrix Plant Design

By Cheri Stringer and Will Oberlander

Imagine a beautiful meadow; layers of natural plantings and grasses intermixed with delicate wildflowers, medicinal herbs, and native perennials. This is the new wave of perennial-focused planting, inspired by the works of Piet Oudouf and Roy Diblik, and master plantsmen, Rick Darke and Adam Woodruff. Matrix planting honors the eb and flow of

Powerful Plant Performers Part 2: Perennials

By Cheri Stringer and Katie Kramer

In Part 2 of our Powerful Plant Performers series, we present perennials that thrive in our climate zone. Perennials are plants that endure several growing seasons and they can typically be divided after a few years to produce more flowers. If planted in the appropriate places, these plants frequently require less maintenance than

Powerful Plant Performers Part 1: Annuals

By Cheri Stringer and Katie Kramer

Picking out plants for our gardens can be a tough job; what color scheme or scent palette should we use? Can these plants survive in our zone or micro-climate? Most importantly, are we able to maintain them? In a series of blogs, we will provide several different species of plants that thrive amazingly

The Importance of Gratitude

         By Katie Kramer

          Are we hardwired to focus on the bad occurrences and to ignore the good ones? When we reflect on negative events that have happened in our lives, it can be difficult to see the silver lining. A single negative action can overshadow all the positives. This is

Garden Bloggers Fling 2019

By Emma Jackson and Katie Kramer

This Saturday, June 15th, TLC Garden’s Red Renaissance project was featured in the Garden Bloggers Fling of 2019. The Garden Tour, hosted by Botanical Interests, brought many visitors to the site where they explored the project elements and features that made this project a masterpiece. Red Renaissance, designed and built

Polaris Escape

Last fall, TLC Gardens began working on an exciting residential project in Boulder: Polaris Escape. The aim was to give the clients just that: an escape outside. The shape and position of the outdoor spaces were designed to create a connection to the native areas in the landscape.

The primary goal for the client in Polaris Escape was to

TLC Gardens completes “Tennis Portico”

A creative work of art, “Tennis Portico” showcases a custom firepit, flowing curved beds that wrap around the tennis court, and accents which elevate the space – such as the custom steel gate off the main patio.

TLC Gardens breaks ground on “Mesa Fire”

We’re excited to begin work on our “Mesa Fire” project. This project is a modern design with a twist of fire and barn wood. Barnwood and pipe screens frame a modern fire pit and casual seating area for the small family.

Here’s the before photo:


And here is our vision! Check back in a few months for photos

We are passionate about our National Parks!

TLC Gardens is proud to support and will donate a % of our profits to the National Parks. For every Design/Build contract, TLC Gardens will donate $500 to Glacier, Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain or Redwood National Parks.

We love giving back to nature!

Now is the time to begin planning your spring landscape – contact us to start a dialogue