Friday, May 19, 2017

Garden Shopping in Colorado - Birdsall & Co.

One of the many perks of living in a large metro area is the outstanding choices of shopping, dining and entertainment. My amusement thrill ride days at Elitch Gardens are probably behind me, but I'll never tire of trying a newly opened coffee bar or visiting locally owned garden centers and gift shops. This is the first, in what I hope to become more blogs written about the reasons to check out and shop the good finds from local Front Range garden centers.

Birdsall & Co. located on south Broadway has been a decades-long destination garden shop for every level of gardener. If you want quality and fair prices, this is the place to go. Garden pruners, always a must have for many jobs in the garden are a personal choice and work best when they fit your hand. Find your forever pair (or two) from either Felco or Burgon & Ball at Birdsall & Co. I'm still using my garden spade and pruners purchased there over a decade ago!

As you wander their new store in its new location in Englewood you'll discover more cool and useful garden items than you ever imagined. This is not a box store full of shelves of chemical sprays and dusty rows of hoses.

You'll find quality teak furniture, birdbaths, statuary, real and artificial botanical greenery and art pieces that add pop and interest to containers or simply displayed as a front porch greeting or tucked in the perennial border. 

Air plants and succulents with accessorizing beautiful glassware or pottery are the rage and so easy to care for. The folks at Birdsall & Co. will help you choose and give you all the growing tips you need. They teach classes too!
Zinc Fountain

Speaking of great service. A few years ago we purchased a small water fountain the spring before the former owner of Birdsall and Co. sold the store to Annie and Scott Huston. John helped us tremendously with the installation procedures and until last summer it worked like a charm. When we turned it on, realized that there was a leak somewhere so we called the store. Their son Owen came out and quickly diagnosed the issue as a cracked water pipe. With the help of his sister Morgan and a couple of strong guys, was able to thread a new hose so we're back to the pleasant babbling sound and perks from our water fountain.

Rest assured when purchasing any fountain or water feature from Birdsall & Co., they can troubleshoot over the phone or send out Owen or another qualified professional. BTW their water features are out of this world amazing and a great addition for any size landscape. They carry cast stone and fiber cement fountains, plus glazed and the new to the market - tranquil zinc fountains imported from Hungary.

Their extensive selection of colors, sizes and unique shaped containers will keep you busy in a fun way. Do you choose the bright, yet calming contemporary teal green or popular bright blue glazed pot or go more traditional with a cast stone urn or iron container for a weathered, antique look? Take your time, and feel rest assured that any container you purchase will last many seasons.

73-gallon Pop Up Rain Barrel
Annie recently showed me her selection of rain barrels, which are now encouraged and legal to use in Colorado. One easy pop up barrel that can be stored over the winter holds 73-gallons of rain water and is just over one hundred dollars, a great deal!

I could go on and on with the list of garden treasures being sold at Birdsall & Co. Scroll through the photos below, better yet, stop in and say hello - browse and allow plenty of time to dream, plan and enhance your garden setting.

Rain Chains
Bird Houses
Succulents in Urn

Birdsall & Co.
2870 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO  80113
303 722-2535
Hours - M-S 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday noon to 4:00 pm 
Design Services - Columbine Design, Inc.
Cut Flowers and Potted Plants - In Bloom 
Wholesale Pricing and Services for Trade Professionals - Inquire


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