About

High Desert Designs is 100% Organic. We are true master gardeners – not lawn barbers, or pencil pushers. Years of hands-on experience and kneeling in the dirt developed the expert gardening we demonstrate.  We create functional, beautiful spaces. Having fresh-cut  flowers on the table,  hand-picked herbs to cook with, and bewitching views outside every window,  enhance your life in a more tangible, practical way than massive water features and stone caves ever will. There is no middle man either. When you call, email, or holler out your back door, you’re speaking with the owner, Anne Hartshorn.   Call 720-243-9930  to reach Anne anytime.

We bid against Big Box Landscapers a lot. People choose us because we are down to earth, dedicated and honest.   Our gardens are designed to provide year-round interest.  Bulbs, evergreen and flowering shrubs, herbs and native flowers ensure a blooming view  from March through November.

We take on every new project with a fresh perspective. We want you to have a unique garden that serves your needs and matches your aesthetic. OUR ESTIMATES ARE FREE! We can get a complete written estimate out to you within 10 days of our initial meeting and schedule the work to begin within two weeks of the agreed-upon estimate.

The cost of design and installation depends on the size of the project.  Our designs can be installed in phases.  From November through April,  we  trim and fertilize gardens.  From May – September we plant gardens and do intense maintenance. From September – December, we plant bulbs, rake leaves, and trim trees and shrubs . From January 1st through March 1st we provide deep root watering to the entire garden. Please see detailed descriptions of our services below.

Organic Garden Maintenance & Clean Up

We provide sprinkler turn on, seasonal clean up,  expert garden maintenance, weeding,  leaf clean up, plant dividing and the domestication of wild gardens!

Design & Planting

HDD can design a garden for you, or help you plant a garden of your own design. We hand pick every plant to ensure its health, and quick maturation into the landscape. View “Our Work” page to see the work we’ve done or “Before & After” to see how your yard could be transformed.

Organic Fertilizing

Our high quality, flower-loving 0rganic fertilizer extends the season of your garden, and reduces stress in extreme heat. Fertilizing promotes root stimulation, bushier plants, increased bud and fruit sets, and boom-bastic blooms. We generally fertilize in March, May, late June, and late August.

Winter Watering

From October through May, HDD does supplemental deep root watering of all trees, shrubs and large flower beds. This is the number one secret to a beautiful rose garden and strong trees and shrubs.