Perennial Favorites is a small nursery in Colorado City, south of Pueblo, so obscure that you only learn of its existence when a friend tells you about it.
The nursery specializes in plants adapted for our altitude, low humidity (the relative humidity was only 2 percent in Pueblo today), and sudden shifts from cold to hot.
Everything comes with expert advice and occasionally contact information for even more obscure growers, scribbled on a scrap of paper.
They do most of their business in May, opening fewer and fewer days as the summer progresses.
M. and I went by today and dropped about $150 on bedding plants—we will rebuild some perennial beds hit hard by this cold, dry winter, and try some new experiments as well.
This year they started a blog, which I will add to my blog roll under Southwesterners, hoping to learn more about growing plants "particularly suited to Colorado's challenging conditions."