Garden education and consulting services
Phytologic Horticultural Services is a northern Colorado garden and landscape consulting and educational entity, offering a variety of horticultural presentations, database assistance and social media implementation. Our mission is to help garden-related businesses and individuals achieve their goals through our individualized services.
Our approach is multi-tiered:
Group presentations: We offer presentations on habitat-friendly landscapes, native plants, dwarf and unusual conifers and more. See our Offerings page for details about current workshops and events, as well as a list of available topics.
Website maintenance and social media coordination: We know how busy horticultural folks get during the “heat of the season.” Let us keep your site up-to-date with information and events, and keep your social media followers engaged when you need it most.
Plant database management: Our long experience with Colorado plants allows us to quickly and efficiently update your plant database, whether using your own or an online app such as The Perfect Plant.
Garden and landscape consulting and tutoring: Whether you need an onsite consultation, or are looking to increase your do-it-yourself skills, we work with homeowners throughout northern Colorado to help them move to the next level of experience and satisfaction with individual needs. We offer coaching and tutoring services at your home or business on pruning, planting, and mulching. Need design or planting ideas? We can help, and provide personal shopping assistance, as well.
With 40 years professional experience in Colorado’s nursery and garden industry, including nine years as Executive Director of Plant Select®, Pat is passionate about local and regional horticulture. She was also the garden columnist for Birder’s World and Colorado Homes & Gardens magazines, horticultural editor for Garden Railways magazine, and an Environmental Planner for the City of Fort Collins. With a passion for trees, she has consulted with the City of Fort Collins and Regis University to establish official arboreta for both entities. For more than 30 years she's offered presentations on gardening in the west at local, regional and national conferences.
Her most recent publishing project was "Pretty Tough Plants - 135 Resilient, Water-wise Plants" published 2017 by TImber Press.
She and her husband, Joel Hayward, have developed nearly an acre of gardens in rural northern Colorado specializing in dwarf and unusual conifers along with more than 1000 types of waterwise shrubs, trees, groundcovers, perennials, succulents and rock garden plants. Their gardens are certified by the National WIldlife Federation and Audubon Rockies as habitat-friendly, and a wide range of birds, butterflies and other beneficial insects can be found there.