Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi

Kinnikinnick or Bearberry  arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Sp,DM,D,N) 6″ – 1′ H Native Mountain Groundcover with Late spring flowers in white and Pink in mats created by rhizomes. Full Sun – Part Sun Requires Acidic Soils Light soils, Sand, Loam, Gravel Moisture: Dry Host Plant to  butterflies Attracts hummingbirds Kinnikinnick is a pine forest staple.  In the… Continue reading Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi

A rich hollyhock hybrid

Who knew you could create your own hollyhock by planting a variety of cultivars. This deep fuscia is the combination of Alcea Rosea ‘nigra’ and ‘peaches and dreams’. I think I could sell the seeds of this beauty don’t you? The Nigra The peaches and dreams The new combo

Bouteloua Curtipendula

sideoats grama

Bouteloua Curtipendula – Sideoats Grama (Su,DM,A,N) 12-36″ Tall x 12″ Spread, light green spiky leaves.  Purple-red spikes form on one side of the stem from late June to early August.   When blooming,  orange stamens and feathery stigmas form from the spikelets. host plant for a number of butterflies and moths; seeds for birds Blooms:  Mid… Continue reading Bouteloua Curtipendula

Invasives in my yard

CADR Cardaria draba (L.) Desv. hoary cress BW L48 (I), CAN (I)   Possible ARAB3 Artemisia absinthium L. absinth wormwood BW L48 (I), CAN (I)       Information about invasives

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Habitat Assessment Guide for Pollinators in Yards, Gardens, and Parks

Though not a book with hefty covers, Xerces Societies’ downloadable pamphlet, Habitat Assessment Guide for Pollinators in Yards, Gardens, and Parks is a MUST have reference for the neighbor of habitat.  It gives as much information as any on what to plant to be a part of the new garden phenomenon. The booklet also describes how… Continue reading Habitat Assessment Guide for Pollinators in Yards, Gardens, and Parks

Allium Cernuum

Allium Cernuum (Nodding Onion) Native to Colorado Can be planted in damp clays 1 -2′ tall pink blooms Best planted in mass   This full sun bulb of the onion family blooms in late summer, Jul to August.  It is good for pollinators and deer resistant.  The delicate blooms vary from white to pink.  If… Continue reading Allium Cernuum