Colorado Planting Guide – Madison & Company Properties

Finally, we can check out Colorado through a greener lens! It’s gardening season and we are so excited to get our hands dirty.

But before you get too pumped, remember where we live…the weather is nothing short of unpredictable and you don’t want all of your hard work to go to waste. We’ve rounded up the best plants to have for this crazy paradise we call Colorado and included a few of the best shops to get your supplies. Not only do you receive fruits of your labor with fresh produce, herbs & blooms, but it adds value to your home with curb appeal as well; talk about a win-win.

Tag us in all your plant pics on social media @madisonprops for a chance to be featured. We’re rootin’ for ya!




Plant cucumbers in warm soil from June through September. It will take about 8 weeks from seed to first harvest and will grow continually until frost.



Transplant basil outdoors any time from June through August and continue to harvest. You can always move this inside once it gets chilly again.



Plant tomatoes in warm soil from June through September. It will take anywhere from 8 – 10 weeks from seed to first harvest. Harvest season varies by variety so keep an eye on these guys!



Plant peppers in warm soil from June to September. It will take about 8 weeks from seed to first harvest and they will continue to grow until 1st frost. These herbs and veggies are all about on the same schedule!



Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflowers are so low-maintenance, you don’t have to have a green thumb to grow these perennials. They are charming, tough and soak up full sunlight. They will bloom all Summer and into the Fall so you have plenty of time to enjoy!


Russian Sage

All you need is full sun and well-drained soil to have Russian Sage in your garden. This vigorous flower adds fragrance and pretty late Summer to early Autumn blooms.


Geranium Rozanne

If you’re looking for blooms from late Spring to mid-Fall, Geranium Rozannes are for you! With large violet-blue flowers, these will be the perfect pop of color for your landscape. Rozannes thrive in full sun or partial shade.


Lupine Gallery Mix

Just like an early-bird, Lupine Gallery Mixes love morning sun and afternoon shade. These beauties attract hummingbirds, butterflies and all passers-by.



Burning Bush

As the name suggests, the Burning Bush requires moderate water, full sun and ample room to grow. The soil should be slightly acidic to produce a vibrant red color in the Fall.


Purple Lilacs

Lilacs are legendary for prairie toughness and hold up well to drought when given full sun and decently draining soil. Plus, they’re purple…so what more could you want?


Cinquefoil Bush

If you’re looking for a more “manageable” bush, the Cinquefoil Bush is for you. Blooming from Summer to Fall, the branches of this bush are covered with 1-inch single, yellow flowers.


Rose Bush

Never have to run to the store for roses again with a Rose Bush. All they need is full sun, well-drained soil and an area free of competing tree and shrub roots. Protect his bush by covering the plant with loose, loamy, moist soil. Okay, maybe Rose is a little needy, but the blooms are worth it.



Hens & Chicks

Rock gardens are on the rise and we have the perfect little succ’ er to add to it, Hens & Chicks! With only occasional maintenance and upkeep, these grow at a medium rate and can live for up to 20 years; what an investment.


Stonecrop Sedums

Want to love your succulent all year-around? Stonecrop Sedums are winter hardy and require little care. Just plant in well-drained, average to rich soil with full Colorado sun.


Antique Grill Sedums

Opposite of needy, Antique Grill Sedums are reliable, hardy and easy-to-grow perennials that prefer full sun with average to poor well-drained soil.


Gold Nugget

In honor of the excellent basketball season this year, we present the Gold Nugget! An all weather tolerant succulent that can withstand high heat and -30 temps; all they need is full sun! They turn from bright green in the Summer to bright red in the Fall.


Head to some of our favorite local garden centers for all things planting! Ask the friendly experts for advice and don’t forget the gloves!

WOW your MOM this Mother’s Day, May 12th – Madison & Company Properties

WOW your MOM this Mother’s Day, May 12th

After all, wow is mom upside down; not a coincidence. We’ve compiled the perfect list of events that will help you become the favorite child this Mother’s Day. From goat yoga (yes please) to the Colorado Chocolate Fest, there’s something for every mom. They always say “mom knows best,” but today, you do! Be sure to tag @MadisonProps on social media this Mother’s Day so we can give your mom a special shout out.

Friday – Sunday, May 10th – May 12th

1. Colorado Chocolate Festival
Treat mom to some sweet goodies! Stop by the Denver Mart for this tasty festival to enjoy samples, cooking demos, wine tastings, coffee, and so much more!

Friday – Saturday, May 10th and 11th at the Denver Mart. $5/person, does not include Taste Tickets.

2. Spring Plant Sale at the Denver Botanic Gardens
This year give mom some GREEN! Purchase herbs, houseplants, specialty succulents, and more, then spend some time helping her re-pot or garden at home on Sunday.

Friday – Saturday, May 10 and 11.
Free admission to the plant sale and Botanic Garden both days beginning at 8AM.

3. Wicked Musical at Buell
Take mom out for dinner and a musical at the Buell Theatre! Wicked – the untold true story of the Witches of Oz – will transfix mom (at any age) with its wildly inventive story.

Sunday, May 12. Show begins at 7:30PM. Prices range from $39.00 to $199.00.

4. RE:Vision Mother’s Day Garden Bazaar
An event sure to please mom (and the whole family), this 3-day event will feature garden workshops, local vendors and art, plant sales, and more! Kiddos are sure to enjoy the interactive art + crafts activities and climbing wall.

Friday – Sunday, May 10 + 11 + 12 from 9:00AM – 3:00PM each day. Free to attend. 3800 Morrison Road.

5. Horseshoe Market at Broncos Stadium
Take mom shopping and support local, small businesses with over 200 makers, tons of vintage and antiques, artisanal food, food trucks, onsite workshops, creative experiences, and live music.

Saturday – Sunday, May 11 and 12. $5 admission at the gates with a portion of proceeds going to Denver Urban Gardens. Free parking at the stadium.

6. Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga at Release Studio
Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga has partnered with our good friends at Release Studio for the 2018 winter season! That’s right! Stay out of the cold and come snuggle some baby goats on a weekend morning at a super cool yoga studio in the Santa Fe art district! Purchase tickets NOW because there are only 20 reservation per lesson!

Sunday, May 12th from 9:00AM – 10:00AM or 10:30AM – 11:30PM or 12:00PM – 1:00PM tickets are $35 each. Release Studio 1201 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

7. Denver Saturday Farmers’ Market at Union Station (Opening Day)

It’s opening day, and Mother’s Day weekend. Come celebrate the start of the farmers market. The first 100 moms to come to the market info booth will receive the gift of a Colorado grown succulent.

Saturday, May 11th from 9:00AM – 2:00PM. 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

8. Mother’s Day Buffet at Downtown Aquarium

Join us in celebrating all mothers at our Mother’s Day Buffet in Downtown Aquarium! Our buffet will include over 40 delicious items to choose from! Activities include a 50% Adventure Exhibit Ticket (with Buffet purchase) and Validated Parking

Pricing (does not include tax) is
– Adults: $42.99
– Seniors (65+): $35.99
– Kids (3-10): $19.99
– Kids (2 & under): Free with adult purchase

Sunday, May 12th at the Downtown Aquarium from 10:00AM – 4:00PM

9. Pueblo Day at Coors Field

The Colorado Rockies are partnering with Susan G. Komen Colorado to guarantee a special Mother’s Day for a good cause! Each Mother’s Day Package ticket sold will donate $5 back to Susan G. Komen Colorado and will include exclusive pre-game field access for a family parade around the Warning Track

Sunday, May 12th at 1:10PM

10. Mamma Mia! Outside on Mother’s Day at the Lyric in Fort Collins

Join us this Mother’s Day for a movie pretty much every mom loves, Mamma Mia! We’ll be playing it on our outdoor screen and will be handing out the lyrics for the songs so you can sing along with the actions in the film. However, we can’t legally call this a sing-along since that isn’t available for licensing, so don’t call it that! Tickets are $7.

Sunday, May 12th from 8:00PM – 10:30PM at 1209 at N College Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

More Mother’s Day Events:

May 11th – Crawfish Boil at the Pub on Pearl

May 11th – BCLP Trout Tournament

May 11th – Denver Bacon and Beer Classic 2019 at Broncos Stadium

May 12th – Colorado Women’s Classic 10 Miler & 5K in Westminster

May 12th – Bingo Brunch at Denver Milk Market

May 12th – Annual Mother’s Day Brunch Experience at the Ritz Carlton in Denver

May 12th – Mother’s Day Tea + Plant Sale at ACRES at Warren Tech

*References to any specific event, claim, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Madison & Company Properties, LTD or this Realtor®.

Luxury Listing in Parker, CO – Madison & Company Properties

The McClain Group just listed your dream home! Sitting pretty in Parker, Colorado, this estate at 11621 Warrington Court is an absolute paradise. With all the amenities you could imagine, including a monster garage, you may never want (or have) to leave.

Welcome home to a truly unique and rare treasure. Your search is over as this spectacular property’s luxuries, conveniences and amenities are unmatched! Situated in the prestigious neighborhood of Centennial Ranch, this property rises above the rest with its proximity to the modern conveniences of city life while simultaneously experiencing the serenity of the landscapes and quiet country living.

The 10,000 square foot exquisite home sits on one of the most extensively developed lots in the area with over $800,000 in improvements. This includes over three and a half acres of pristine landscaping, a fully fenced lot and two private electronic iron gates that lead to a portico where you are greeted by a gorgeous water fountain before you enter the home!

The expansive interior of the home offers an open floor plan with fantastic large two story windows and a wraparound deck that peers out to four of Colorado’s 14’ers offering views that will make any morning sensational. The luxurious master wing on the main level has a private master balcony and connects to the elegant study and deluxe master bath. The list goes on with numerous conveniences including a second master bedroom on the main, large craft room, safe room, exercise area and fabulous basement bar with so much more!

The backyard is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Featuring an outdoor kitchen, salt water pool, hot tub, massive fire pit, two fire bowls and second fireplace under a large stone columned pergola. There are plenty of amenities to keep you entertained any day of the year with a huge amount of open space for a friendly game of summer volleyball or soccer in the field. If you are a dog lover, this doggie paradise can’t be beat! A HUGE private dog run connects to the tucked away dazzling dog quarters that leave any pet feeling lucky!

Car enthusiast? Toy lover? Or do you watch Monster Garage? If you said yes to any of those questions, then this dream garage will blow you away! With over 3,500 square feet, this separate workshop will make your heart skip a beat! Whether you are car collector, boat lover or simply need extra space to store your RV and toys, this is the home for you! The shop includes a 3 car garage, dog washing room, man cave/entertaining space, and paint booth on the top level and a 14 foot second door with room for multiple vehicles, RV’s or boats located downstairs! The shop is heated and cooled with numerous other features you need to see for yourself.

Enjoy all this property has to offer with its unbeatable location! Just under a mile from the nearest hospital and within five minutes to Parker Road, the Salisbury equestrian center, Parker Fieldhouse, and less than two miles from Downtown Parker, where you can enjoy the finest restaurants and shopping, the highway and local entertainment is easily accessed from this magnificent property.

Contact The McClain Group at, 720.275.9663 and visit

Denver Post Top 150 Workplaces – Madison & Company Properties

We did it again! Check us out in the Denver Post! We have been voted in the top 150 Denver Post workplaces for the past 6 years, winning #1 for midsized companies & top managers for 2018 and #1 for midsized companies & best in training for 2019.

There’s a reason for these consecutive awards…our Madison Family. We strive to only add the best of the best to our team and help them succeed in each and every part of their careers. You get what you give and excellent training, collaboration, resources and culture are the keys to our brokerage. When a new agent comes onto the team, they are matched with a seasoned broker who has a passion for teaching, who then shows them the ropes and helps them excel. We take a personal approach with our Realtors®, ensuring they are getting the best mentors and that all of their questions are answered.

In addition to our mentor-mentee program, we have two managing brokers who are ready to jump in whenever needed, Chris Jackson and Theresa Hinch. This duo shares important updates from the top real estate boards to ensure our brokers are always compliant and refreshed on the market.

The resources and culture we have here at Madison is unmatched. We have a full-time marketing team available to all of our agents to assist with anything from print to digital materials as well as consulting advice for marketing campaigns. Our concierge program keeps agents on track with paperwork and payments and our entire staff is always willing to help!

“I feel I am a part of something bigger than myself, and there are always others willing to listen and share how they became successful.” – Madison Realtor®

We’re excited to continue our growth in Denver’s market and to add more amazing Realtors® to our team. If you’re interested in learning more about Madison & Company Properties, please follow this link,

Thank you to all of our staff and broker associates for making Madison what it truly is today, a family!

2019 Colorado Farmer’s Markets

Grab your bike, lace up your walking shoes and grab your favorite recyclable bag because it is ~almost~ FARMER’S MARKET SEASON! There are not many things better than fresh produce, handmade goods and shopping outside and honestly, what better way to shop local than local farmers’ markets! We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite Denver-Metro & surrounding markets below. Make it a challenge to hit them all this season and be sure to tag @MadisonProps on social media with all your FM adventures.


1240 Bergen Pkwy. (Bergen Village Shopping Center)
June 4 – Sept. 24| 10:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesdays

Wheat Ridge
7043 W. 38th Ave.
Year-round | 12:00pm – 6:00pm, Tuesdays


Castle Pines
562 Castle Pines Pkwy. (Old Safeway Shopping Center)
June 5 – Aug. 25 | 9:00am – 1:00pm, Wednesdays

1st & University (Cherry Creek Shopping Center)
June 12 – Sept. 25th | 9:00am – 1:00pm, Wednesdays & Fridays

7301 S. Sante Fe (Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center)
June 12 – Sept. 25 | 10:00am – 2:00pm or until sell out, Wednesdays


25th & Sheridan Blvd.
June 27 – Sept. 19 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Thursdays

5668 S. Prince St.
June 6 – Sept. 26 | 9:00am – 1:00pm, Thursdays


13th St. Between Canyon Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave.
April 6 – Nov. 23 | 8:00am – 2:00pm, Saturdays

Castle Rock
2842 Front St.
June 15 – Sept. 28 | 8:00am – 12:00pm, Saturdays

1700 Wynkoops St. (Denver Union Station)
May 11 – Oct. 26 | 9:00am – 2:00pm, Saturdays

1010 10th St.
June 1 – Oct. 5 | 8:00am – 1:00pm, Saturdays

Northfield Stapleton
June 1 – Aug. 31 | 8:00am – 1:00pm, Saturdays

100 N. 5th St.
June 22 – Sept. 28 | 9:00am – 1:00pm, Saturdays


57th & Olde Wadsworth (Old Town Square)
June 2 – Sept. 29 | 9:00am – 1:30pm, Sundays

Castle Rock
Festival Park
June 2 – End of Sept. (Weather Permitting) | 8:00am – 1:00pm, Sundays

1500 + 1400 Blocks of S. Pearl St. (Between Arkansas and Iowa Sts.)
May 19 – Nov. 17 | 9:00am – 1:00pm, Sundays

32nd Ave. Between Lowell and Newton Sts.
June 2 – Sept. 29 | 9:00am – 1:00pm, Sundays

Northside of 11th Ave. Between Lincoln St. and Broadway
June – Oct. | 9:00am – 1:00pm, Sundays

Highlands Ranch
9288 Dorchester St. (Along Highlands Ranch Pkwy. Between Lucent & Broadway)
May 5 – Oct 27 | 10:00am – 2:00pm or sell out, Sundays

Historic Downtown Parker
May 12 – End of Oct. (Weather Permitting) | 8:00am – 1:00pm, Sundays

East Meadow Drive
June 16 – Oct. 6 | 10:00am – 3:30pm, Sundays


*Information provided by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Markets Division. This list will be updated on as new information becomes available. Updated as of 4/15/19. All dates and times are subject to change.

Colorado Luxury Home Tours

Our very own Larina McClain is at it again! We are excited to announce that she was nominated to to Board of Directors for the Colorado Luxury Home Tour. Newly launched in Colorado, Larina was elected as the first Tour Director for the first year in business.

If only there was a way for the top real estate agents in Denver to get together and view the best of the best luxury homes on the market….oh wait, there is! Introducing the newly formed Colorado Luxury Home Tour (LHTcolorado)!

In 1982, Arizona started their Luxury Home Tour and it was a huge success, so the team of nine of Denver’s top luxury Realtors have banned together to recreate the magic for Colorado. The tour has already become a HUGE success with over 200 members and over 45 homes toured, and a large waitlist! This dedicated board of directors includes:

  • Dan Polimino with Keller Williams Realty DTC
  • Mike Duggan with Re/Max Professionals
  • Brandon Brennick & Wendy Glazer with The Kentwood Company
  • Lori Abbey & Angela Fox with ReMax Urban Properties
  • Debra Fagan & Katie Williams with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Larina McClain with Madison & Company Properties

Luxury Home Tour Colorado board members pictured from left to right: Angela Fox, Dan Polimino, Lori Abbey, Mike Duggan, Larina McClain, Brandon Brennick, Wendy Glazer, Debra Fagan, and Katie Williams (not pictured)

Not only is LHT trying to showcase beautiful properties to agents across Colorado, but they want to build a community of real estate agents to network, grow and collaborate together to reach a singular goal; helping others. With guest speakers, luxury home walk-throughs, panels and more, LHT is bringing a new energy to the real estate community in Colorado.

Luxury Home Tour Colorado attendees pictured from left to right: Karen Anderson, Larina McClain and Vanessa McClanahan, Madison and Company Properties, Cherry Creek

“Through enthusiastic involvement we can harness collective knowledge in an ‘all for one and one for all’ spirit that sets LHT apart and makes it special.”

From new agents to seasoned pros, LHT encourages you to come to a meeting to discover what it is all about and meet some amazing colleagues. Visit to learn more, see the schedule and become a member!

For information on how to get your home or listing on tour, reach out to Larina McClain by email at or by phone at 720.275.9663.

Congrats, Larina and LHT Colorado!



The Fine + Fresh Spring Cleaning Checklist (2019)

More daylight, a few final bluebird ski days, windows rolled down with the heat on…it’s Spring in Denver! We’re all looking forward to some warmer temps and all the fresh air we can get, but before we get to enjoy it too much, we need to check Spring cleaning off our to-do lists. We know, it sounds awful, but with this checklist you might want to spring clean more than once a year! Also, while you’re at it, treat yourself with some new throw pillows, leafy plants or wall art to celebrate National Decor Month.

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If you have any other useful tips or want to share your sparkling homes, tag us @madisonprops on Instagram & Facebook!