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Starting with a clean slate

My husband and I just moved into our first house less than a year ago. We have a blank slate of a back yard with a great deck. We live in Colorado, so I would like to have landscaping that can withstand the low humidity and hot sunny days. I don't really have any gardening/landscaping experience, and I grew up the midwest, so everything I do know is for a very humid climate. I am also gone from early morning until evening, so I would like something that doesn't take a lot of my time. Help!
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Thanks for writing! We have a couple of slideshows here on that should help you get off to a great start:

Top Wildflowers of the Mountain West:

No-Fail Perennials of the Mountain West:

Deer-Resistant Plants for the Mountain West:


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