Living christmas trees can be planted outdoors after the holidays. For best results, keep the tree inside for the shortest time possible. If you live where the ground freezes, go ahead and dig a hole for it in your garden or landscape, and cover the hole with boards for safety, until you’re ready to plant. First move the tree into a sheltered location a week or so, to help ease the transition from your home. Then, after you plant it, keep it well mulched and watered, especially for the first year or two. This variety is 'Fat Albert', a Colorado Blue Spruce.
The Colorado Blue Spruce is one of the most iconic evergreens associated with holiday decorating. Commonly raised for sale as a Christmas tree, the Colorado Blue Spruce must have full sunlight to thrive, and also requires a great deal of watering. For use as a small potted accent, be sure to add a hole along the bottom of a pot for proper drainage. It’s also recommended to lay a sponge directly over the drainage hole to help hold moisture.
Sleek surfaces reflect the ample natural light captured within this stunning Colorado penthouse. In this living room, traditional furnishings combine with minimalist decor to form a richly layered space that highlights a collection of vivid art glass.
The planting scheme for this Colorado garden was inspired by the native plants of the area, lending a formal botanic garden feel to the landscape. Purple lavender and yellow yarrow complement each other amongst the verdant shrubbery, with an abundant range of textures adding additional visual interest.
The thick aqua edge of a glass countertop ties subtly to the dramatic backsplash of the same hue in this transitional Colorado kitchen. Meanwhile, dark cabinetry connects to the rich brown of the inset ceiling, bringing balance to the space.
Mirrors, chrome and reflective surfaces bounce the light from this Colorado penthouse's ample windows, creating a light-filled, airy space. The home office has a decidedly glam feel, with nightclub-worthy arm chairs and a sleek rose gold desk.
This vacation home in Beaver Creek, Colo., offers the homeowners a true escape from daily life. The comfortable, contemporary living room overlooks beautiful mountains through large picturesque windows.
In this glam kitchen, custom features abound, including a spacious built-in wine cooler and a textured glass backsplash. Glass-front cabinets put drinkware on display, and an elevated glass countertop on the island gives the space an overall modern feel. A rich chocolate brown in the inset ceiling warms and balances the room.
The outdoor porch overlooks beautiful views of Beaver Creek, Colo. Contemporary woven furniture gathers together for a cozy conversation area and perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors. Rustic stone posts pair with metal railings and exposed wood beam ceiling.
This light-filled sitting room gets its color from the vivid teal hue painted in the inset ceiling. A fun modern fixture is like jewelry in the space, and a pair of facing love seats creates a cozy spot for conversation.
A painted, antiqued mirror is just one among several reflective surfaces in this glamorous home office. Below the mirror rests one of a pair of crocodile skin chairs outlined in gleaming chrome. The small round accent table continues the theme.
A cascading crystal light fixture hangs from the painted niche in this dining room ceiling, setting the tone for glamorous dinner parties that cast guests in a welcoming glow. Color is used sparingly throughout the space for maximum impact.
A pair of twin beds share a striped headboard, creating a dramatic statement in this Vail, Colo., bedroom. Simple black-and-white illustrations add a playful vibe to the space, while a black nightstand features pops of red accessories.
Picturesque windows overlooks beautiful views of Snowmass, Colo. Exposed stone surrounds the contemporary fireplace blending rustic and modern together. A shag area rug adds warm texture to the living room, which features a mix of black upholstered and white leather furniture.
Spread out over 30 acres is Colorado’s longest-running corn maze at Anderson Farms in Erie, Colorado. First launched in 1999, the annual fall attraction changes its theme every year and offers special events like zombie paintball and nighttime rambles through the haunted maze during Halloween season.