The pollution soakers: Colorado natives to test

Cotoneaster franchetii  plant beat all others in a Royal Horticultural Society study to determine how much car pollution a hedge formed plant removed from the air and captured within leaf materials.  Leaf samples were measured for heavy metals: Zn, Cu, Pb, as well as Na.  before and after being exposed to roadside traffic for 9 days without […]

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Give nature a blanket in winter and you’ll see habitat everywhere you look.

Dried leaves as blankets I freely admit I’m not neat or tidy, or organized.  But I like beauty and that usually requires some tidiness or organization. For most suburbanites the fall tidy up means a clearing of dead leaves.  But imagine if we treated our bodies the same way?  Instead of putting on a warm […]

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Propagating colorado native flower seed indoors and out

Dalea P. planted February 4th evidence of germination seen on Feb 7 milk jug no drainage holes Southeast facing window Butterfly weed outdoors milk jug no drainage February 4th Prairie smoke outdoors milk jug no drainage February 4 Rabbit brush outdoors jiffy 131 2/7 For giveaways I have planted hollyhock, cosmos, Dill and black-eyed Susan. […]

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