Garden in a Box

Colorado Oasis





Bask in the balance of the Colorado Oasis garden with a central sweep of grasses harmonized by warm-toned blooms on one side, and cool-toned blooms on the other. Much like the canyons along the Colorado Front Range – with a sunny side on the north, a shaded side on the south, and a meandering river running through the canyon center – this garden will draw you in to enjoy some respite from the summer’s heat. Designed by Cheval Oldaker of Ecoscape Environmental Designs.

*Indicates plants that are native to our region. Learn more about our ‘native’ designation.
†We cannot guarantee deer or rabbit resistance. 

Detailed Plant List

At times, we may have to substitute specific plants but we will always do our best to maintain the color and feel of the original design.   Learn more about natives here. Nativar = A cultivar of a native plant. Regional Native = A plant native to an ecological region surrounding Colorado (ex: the desert southwest or central plains).  

Plant Varieties

  • Blue Grama Grass

    Blue Grama Grass

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Birds

  • Blue Native Harebell

    Blue Native Harebell

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Hummingbirds

  • Common White Yarrow

    Common White Yarrow

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Firecracker Penstemon

    Firecracker Penstemon

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Hummingbirds

  • Prairie Red Coneflower

    Prairie Red Coneflower

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees

  • Switchgrass


    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Birds, Butterflies

  • Yellow Columbine

    Yellow Columbine

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

What To Expect

  • Each garden contains starter plants in 4-inch pots.
  • The plants will be small relative to their mature size and may not be in bloom.
  • Occasionally things don't grow as planned. At times, we may have to substitute specific plants but we will always do our best to maintain the color and feel of the original design.

What Customers Say

Perennial Garden Made Easy

I'm new to planting a perennial garden and you made it so easy. I didn't need to investigate what would work then run to various locations to find what I needed. You took care of all that. It was easy and you are so organized, also giving me so much info on each plant, how to take care and what to expect. I'm impressed and can't wait to see my garden thrive. Thank you!

City of Englewood participant

So Easy!

It was so easy. We wouldn’t have created this beautiful garden without Garden In A Box. Absolutely love it.

City of Longmont participant

Simple and Convenient

I was very impressed with the ease of participating in this program. Everything from ordering to pick up to having such great literature to help me plant and maintain my garden was so simple and convenient. Thank you!

Parker WSD customer