In 1986, we moved from Maryland to Colorado. I had gardened extensively back east and grew annual flowers, perennials, vegetables, and fruits.
Gardening at high altitude was initially intimidating to me. However, I observed the weather and wild plants and have come to appreciate gardening at high altitude. In general, our climate is more of a challenge to conventional gardening but some types of gardens do better here such as alpine gardening and xeriscaping. We have low humidity and cool mornings and evenings. Colors are brilliant in the bright sun and the air is clear and clean.
During the summer months here at high altitude, I have fewer garden chores. Once the garden is planted, I need only water it since we have fewer pests and weeds than lower altitude gardeners. I do not need to take my eastern lawn mower out of the garage as we have natural grasses that do not require mowing.