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The Douglas County Conservation District’s Mission is helping people help the land by promoting projects through education to further sustainable use of natural resources. Plant sales are competitively priced, sourced from local nurseries for the most robust stock. Proceeds go right back into Douglas County conservation programs. Conservation means the three R’s; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Growing these plants reduces water waste (xeric) and benefits the native animals as habitat and food (native). 

All Plant Sales are final. 

*** Plants are for pick up only. Historically, customers pick up their orders at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in April.  This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic we may have another method and certainly another date for getting plants to you.  Please watch our website for updates the situation evolves. Thank you for your patience on the delivery schedule.  The plant sales cutoff date is open-ended until further notice. 

Please see the Notice March 20, 2020.

March 20, 2020

Notice COVID-19 Situation

We really look forward to connecting with our community at our Board of Supervisor’s Meetings and local workshops to share our mission of helping people help the land.  

Direction from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and our partner agencies is based on the strongest and most recent information we have to protect the public. For more information on these guidelines please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/covid-19-recommendations.

We need to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Given this direction to limit the effects of COVID-19 in our community, we will not hold group gatherings until further notice. 

Plant Pick Up Day of April 21 is rescheduled as the Douglas County Fairgrounds is closed through May 1.  We will notify the public as soon as have an available date for Plant Pick Up Day. Until that time, the purchase cut-off date is also undetermined. Feel free to order plants. Please check back at the DouglasConserves.org/Shop page for updates.

Board of Supervisor Meetings are public meetings.  As of March 20, these monthly meetings are offered to the public via a conference call service.   Meetings are posted on our Events page at www.DouglasConserves.org/Events. The details of this service are listed on each Event.  Please check back as updates will come as the situation improves in the future.

Office Hours as of March 20, our office in Franktown is not open to visitors until April 3 at this time.  However, we fully intend to continue to offer conservation support services.  Please contact us and check out our website 24/7.  We look forward to helping you. 

How to Contact Us

Thank you for your understanding in these tough times.

Our Warmest Regards,

Heather Kelly

District Manager

Douglas County Conservation District

 

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Thank you for participating in our Annual Plant Sale.  You can order on this Shop page by scrolling down to see the offerings or you can use this Print and Fill Form.

Office Location is 7519 E HWY 86, Franktown, CO 80116.  We share office space with the USDA Service Center and are located next to the US Post Office in Franktown, Colorado.  Office hours are generally Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm.

Office (303) 218 – 2622  Email DCCDistrict@gmail.com

Taking Orders until April 6, 2020

Pick Up Orders on April 21, 2020.  10am-6pm.   Douglas County Fairgrounds, Kirk Hall,  500 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Payment must be made when plants are ordered.  If paying by check, please address to DCCD.

Plants are living organisms that require proper care; there is no guarantee of survival. Species substitutions may occur without notice if quantities are sold out, especially with the Seasonal Plant Packages.  All sales are final. 

All of the plants have limited quantities and this sale is First Come, First Served.

Our plant sources are local, well established nurseries. The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) Nursery inventory can be viewed at CSFS Nursery Inventory.  Three digit SKU numbers on the order form reflect CSFS stock.

Not sure what kind of plants to get? Check out our Seasonal Plant Collections!   Want to donate the gift of plants to a local school? Let us know what school and your budget, and we will take care of the details with a donation in your name.

Plant types available this year include Native Plants, Edible Landscape, Pollinators, Ornamental and Windbreak Suitable.  Types are noted on the order form by the first letter in the Type: N, E, P, O, W.  Plants are available in an array of sizes, individually and in batches, Seasonal Collections of plants come in a handy flat.

N Native plants adapted to our local climate and soil conditions making them the hardiest plants one can buy and the least thirsty, once established. These are also the most beneficial plants for nurturing native wildlife and insects. Additionally, native plants require the least amount of chemicals for problem bugs for example; by not damaging the beneficial soil ecosystem. Varieties available are the beautiful Rocky Mountain Ninebark bush, Pixwell Gooseberry bush, and Manzanita, Panchito.

EEdible Landscape plants include ‘edible to people’ fruiting plants. Kids tend to enjoy Edible Landscaping and the multitude of jams, jellies, syrups, pies and scone yummies make awesome homespun gifts.  Edible Landscapes encourage birds and mammals to spend time eating bugs, seeds and fruits.  Pollinators naturally thrive in these habitats as well. Varieties available are Montmorency Cherry, Native Plum trees, Golden Current bushes, and more!

PPollinator plants are flowering plants that create habitat and food for all pollinators and add beauty to make you smile! Pollination results in the production of seeds and is necessary for many plants to reproduce. Varieties available are Mountain Snowberry bush, Boulder Raspberry bushes, Orange Globe Mallow, and so many more!

O Ornamental plants make a statement with their distinct colors and habits. While this type is subjective, it’s worthwhile to note the stellar examples we offer.  Varieties available are the Purple Cone Flower, Rocky Mountain Maple, Crabapple and depending on your tastes every other plant on the list!

WWindbreak Suitable plants is a functional designation for those working plants in the windbreak that divert prevailing winds up, creating a wind shadow on the downwind side. Increased plant diversity in your windbreak directly correlates to increased habitat, and in turn more birds, bugs and mammals. Varieties available are the Rocky Mountain Juniper, Colorado Blue Spruce and Mountain Mahogany.

Size options vary based on our source nurseries.  This handy key here illustrates the different sizes with their respective quantities and price variations. 

For information on planting guides, refer our website DouglasConserves.org/planting-shrubs-trees/

Interested in a Free Tree Workshop?  Come learn about bird habitat, how to care for your new plants, what is a windbreak and how do I make one?  Our partners the Denver Audubon, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Colorado State Forest Service are leading this interesting workshop.   The workshop is Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7pm at the Franktown Firehouse.  Space is limited, please RSVP to Heather (303) 218 – 2622 or  DCCDistrict@gmail.com