Cosmos (cosmos bipinnatus), a native to Mexico and the southern states, are a happy annual that readily reseed here in Colorado. I have been growing these in my front garden for more than 8 years from an original purchase of 10 plants. These are a showy addition that attract painted lady butterflies. But do not have… Continue reading Cosmos Bipinnatus
My lawn is no longer sustainable in its current form. Not because its not beautiful or healthy with the additional water. Its just that. water. Denver is not considering the concrete jungle its creating. Density is thirsty. Its replacement must be maintenance sustainable. The ease of lawn mowing is overstated. Unless you move to a… Continue reading Garden 2019 native plants to convert the lawn
Cosmos bipinnatus loves a Colorado summer. This summer my front yard’s main flower bed took on the appearance of an untended cottage garden, mainly due to the cosmos I let take over all along the driveway. Cosmos (cosmos bipinnatus), a native to Mexico and the southern states, are a happy annual that readily reseed here in… Continue reading Gathering seeds for a more formal cottage look.