THE DENVER DIRTY GIRLS

 
Is it Art? Is it Gardening? It's both!
Container gardening at its finest.
Outdoors and in.

Phone: 303-671-6654
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"The Winner is ... Hopefully!"

“The Winner is … Hopefully!”

This Container Design Challenge entry looks like a winner to me. The theme: Foliage. The goal: to beat my Mom, who’s a two time winner. Using 5 different (non-flowering) plants to compete in this contest I was going for visual drama and low maintenance. — Laurel
"Who Says a Rooftop Has To Be Boring?"

“Who Says a Rooftop Has To Be Boring?”

This clean lined, metal container was screaming for some texture. Using a combination of agaves and assorted succulents, we were able to create a one of a kind look for our client. The strong winds on their fourth story rooftop terrace limited our selections, but in no way did it disturb these hardy specimens.
"High Drama in an Unlikely Location"

“High Drama in an Unlikely Location”

This is by far our most dramatic set of containers to date. The sculptural quality of  the yuccas contrasted by the textures and colors of the coleus and lysimachia make quite a statement 11 stories above the city.  
"A Laughable Amount of Plants Crammed and Jammed"

“A Laughable Amount of Plants Crammed and Jammed”

Beautiful foliage and blooms does not equal a high maintenance nightmare. This trio of pots overlooking the Denver skyline is a perfect example of that. These glazed bronze pots are jam packed with gorgeous perennials and annuals made to leave to little work for the homeowner.  
"Thriller, Filler, and Spiller"

“Thriller, Filler, and Spiller”

Three words to live by for a drop dead gorgeous container… thriller, filler and spiller. When designing a container, we always start our challenge by selecting the thriller, which in this case is an Agave desmettiana ‘Variegata’. Once we’ve found the first piece to the puzzle, we seek out the filler element. In this instance...
"Our Approach"

“Our Approach”

One of our favorite techniques is called “cram it and jam it”, which gives our clients the instant gratification they expect from our designs. This container features some amazing succulents and tropicals that are loving their life in Boulder, Colorado.  
"Let's Face It"

“Let’s Face It”

The face pot has become a Denver Dirty Girl signature piece. We strive to add a little whimsy for our clients when possible and break free from the norm. With each ‘face’, we challenge ourselves to give him or her a distinctive ‘do’. For this particular face, we focused on our client’s favorite color, purple,...