What’s in a Name – Buchner in Botany

Flowers bearing the name Buchner

Today I come across flowers containing the Buchner family name. Could I grow these in a Colorado garden?     Genus Buchnera — a plant genus inthe Orobanchaceae family also known as  broomrape.  This genus was recently moved from the Scrophulariaceae family, also known as the figwort family. The Orobanchaceae family are predominantly parasitic plants using the […]

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Front Yard Plant List

Front plants

The plants I grow in my Colorado garden. Zone: 5 Area: Front Yard Light:  The front yard faces southeast and is shaded by a large silver maple on the Northeast corner.  Along a strip next to the driveway I get 6+ hours of sun, but the majority of the yard would be considered partial shade to […]

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Finally planted!


Fall planting in Colorado, a weigela’s story. Okay so I’m a lazy gardener come August. My beds look like a frat house after homecoming, and the last of my summer grand plans sit in pots waiting their permanent homes.  Though the yard needs tending, I daydream that its really not my lack of care come […]

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