Natural Resources Conservation Service present Plant Growth Habits Codes and Definitions to reference. PLANTS Description PLANTS Definition Notes Forb/herb Vascular plant without significant woody tissue above or at the ground. Forbs and herbs may be annual, biennial, or perennial but always lack significant thickening by secondary woody growth and have perennating buds borne at or […]
If climate is forcing the movement of animals, plants and disease… what is the mix of plants to experiment with? To know, you must understand what biomes have been mapped and when. 2014 – CSFS Forest Mapping of Colorado – How has climate impacted front range communities? Is it drier in the winter? Who is […]
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
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 https://plants.usda.gov/java/noxious?rptType=State&statefips=08
These annuals find a nice sunny spot to wait out the winter cold. The reddish Coleus plant is a great one for propagating via cuttings. Behind it is a begonia I believe.
This morning I found the smooth aster I’ve been tending all summer munched to the nib. This after two months, ok why now? Of note is everything is back on a the system watering schedule. This supports the theory that highly watered plants are more tasty than minimally watered plants. It’s getting to be time […]
I chose a number of different sites around Grandma’s house for spreading gaillardia seed. I need to head back up to see if I see any seedlings. They’re supposed to get taproots that will help establish them for summer. Side yard and gallery Some ideas are they planned garden. 3 rows of sascaton grasses. In […]
3 peach blossoms on the tree I grew from seed.
Who cries when a tree is cut down? Yep it’s me. Today I say goodbye to the silver maple. It is so hard to make a decision about cutting down a 40 year old tree. Its been ailing for a very long time. Every big wind some large limb comes down. And still, I have […]
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 […]