Bloom Host Program

If you are interested in being a

Bloom Host for 2020

(Spring, Summer, or Fall)

please contact Shereen Kos @ skoscolorado@gmail.com

 

 

 

Eclectic, Colorful, Whimsical and Great Fun

Garden in Breckeridge!

 

This was the site of a June 2020 family wedding!

 

Explosion of color!  Potting shed at right.

 

 Unique Crimson Clover grown from seed

 

Great place for an afternoon read on one of five patios like this!

 

One wing of the garden is a "cat scavenger hunt".

Hint: there are 9!

 


Privacy fence with lots of interest!


 

Silverthorne High Altitude Stunning Garden

 

Striking color combos!

 

Beautiful shades of pink columbine

 

Who says you can't grow tomatoes above 9,000 ft!

 

Green-Lipped Petunias so unique!

 

 

A stunnng combo of ornamental kale and heuchera

 

Red geraniums and pink petunias!

 

Something unexpected - soapwort and violas!

 

 

A Breckenridge member hosted a fun

Bloom Host last week

 

Striking backyard garden with scenic mountain view!

 

A stone walking path takes you all

around the berm garden

 

Uniquel lupine sitting bench for relaxing!

 

Beautiful color pallet in welcoming front walk

 

Striking purple & orange display

 

 

 

A Silverthorne Garden Club member

opened her garden this past weekend!

 

Look at these unique beauties!

 

A hillside patchwork of sedum colors

 

Everything from columbine to delphiniums - BEAUTIFUL!

 

Peaceful backyard pond with awesome bench

 

Suculent dish garden

 

Flagstone tiered garden with flowers and veggies

 

 

 

A Trio of Frisco Garden Club members

hosted a Neighborhood Friends Bloom Host

 

Japanese Zen Rock Garden

 

 

Bloom Host Guest Gets to Rake a Design

 

A rare rooftop planting of various groundcover plants

 

A unique bird bath!

 

Bleeding Heart bloom or "Lady in a Baath"

 

Columbine Mountain explosion of color!

 

Great secluded spot for relaxing or reading!

 

Beautiful two-tone lilac iris

 

Front yard glorious display

 

Shade garden with lots of texture and colors

 

Irish moss around and up unique rock

 

Crab Apple tree artistically planted and edged!

 

Mound of beautiful pines skirted by colorado columbine

 

Beauty and tranquility at its finest!

 

 

Below are beautiful photos from our first

2020 Bloom Host in Breckenridge

 

 

 

Icelandic poppies sway in the breeze

 

Beautiful backyard landscaped with tons of perennials

 

Pink hydrangea - absolutely stunning!

 

Beautiful Mrs. Bradshaw's geum flanked by lots of color

 

Awesome garden art project!

 

 

Below are a few photos from some of our

2019 Bloom Host gardens. 

We have some very talented gardeners in our club!

Thanks for sharing your hard work and talent

with the Garden Club members!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Bloom Hosts

 

Our first Bloom Host of 2018 was June 7th at Stefana's home in Breckenridge.   It was a lovely evening and many members enjoyed her garden and hospitality!

 

 

 

 

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On July 13th the club members were treated to wonderful hospitality and a whimisical Fairy Garden at Nancy's home in Frisco.  She and her husband have created a work of art in their back yard, the Fairy Garden is truly both of their hobbies.

They make all the building themselves!  The other areas of their tree-shaded lot are also so beautiful and peaceful.  It was hard not to stay sipping lemonade on their shady patio for the whole afternoon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On July 19th, one of our long-time garden club members, Ivy, held an Open House inviting fellow members

to come and view her fantastic garden.   What a feast for the senses!   She and her husband have

created a botanical paradise - colorful, whimsical, educational and just plain "jaw-dropping".   

Ivy is so willing to share her extensive gardening knowledge and tricks & tips and is an inspiration to all of us!

 

 

 

 

                 

 

                Here are a few memories from the

            2017 Bloom Host Program

 

Members pick a date and time to open their gardens to other club members to share knowledge, design ideas, failures and successes. Garden camaraderie at it's finest!

           

             Thank you to all of our hosts!

 

 

Maxine hosted Club members to a tour of her garden in Frisco.  

Yummy appetizers were served from her lovely gazebo.  Her husband's train nestled among her lovely perennial and annual flowers is the centerpiece.

 

 

 

 

 

Club member, Alyse, treated members to an educational tour of her yard and greenhouse along with various delicious garden-party hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.  Alyse specializes in sustainable garden practices.

 

 

 

 

 

Club members toured Suzie's colorful garden and then enjoyed a potluck lunch.

Suzie's beautiful yard has been on our annual Garden Tour many times! 

She makes gardening look easy which we know isn't especially in our

beautiful Rocky Mountains!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzie's garden was once nothing but native gravel and rocks. The berms she and Jerry added have helped shelter and frame their lovely piece of heaven.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Summit Garden Club met at Bloom Host Ferol's house to learn about when and how to divide and transplant plants.  Thanks to Nancy for sharing her expertise and thanks to the other master gardeners in attendance who answered questions about plants and gardening in Summit County. It was a beautiful morning in the mountains with lots of good conversations about our passion gardening. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathie hosted members to her awesome yard filled with every imaginable variety of mountain wildflowers and shared her "secrets of success".

Kathie has been a previous Garden Tour host showing visitors how she has transformed her yard of beetle killed lodge pole pines into a feast for the eyes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn hosted members of the garden club on a beautiful Summer

morning. Her yard has been on our annual Garden Tour.

Starting in the front yard an assortment of colorful perennials

and annuals surround the entire house with walking paths.

A beautiful stream running the length of the

backyard calls to the wildlife to come and sip!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We try to educate our members and the community about gardening in Summit County and provide a social setting for informational exchanges to share the beauty of gardening with others.

There's lots going on in our Club and room for many to be involved. It's surprising how much we accomplish in our short Summit summer