Native Plant Conference 2019

There are things to be learned and great places to be. I will be attending the Colorado Native Plants conference Feb 16 2019. I hope to learn more about the plants to be used in my front yard, at the entrances, and in our common areas of hte neighborhood.   https://conps.org/mfm-event-calendar/#!event/register/2019/2/16/landscaping-with-colorado-native-plants-conference-4th-annual  

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Experiments in permaculture with microclimates in a suburban yard

This year saw unintended permaculture experiments, and one in the making. I never installed the replacement soaker hoses in the flower bed.  Instead of trying to salvage what couldn’t tolerate the semi-arid conditions it became another experiment in conservation.  Next spring I will take inventory of what comes back. I do not intend to water […]

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After very enriching trip with dear friend, my creativity is renewed. And there are chores to be done.

Every Saturday in summer starts the same. Over morning coffee I browse gardening magazines seeing colorful, calming gardens. I picture my beds filled in with plans made during winter. In the shade, wonderful white flowers and healthy green leaves brighten a dark spot. On the patio, a comfy daybed under an umbrella beckons a lazy […]

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A Transformation sometimes starts with a buzz, this is ViDas first day

First Published 5/28/2018.     Yesterday was a good day. I am jubilant with the progress made in my nephew’s yard. We spent the afternoon doing clean up and discovery. We learned they have a grape vine growing up and over their northern fence. While grapes are cool, the vine also began climbing the evergreens […]

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