Ideas for a native revival in a local meadows

https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SAAM2 The growth we want to keep to is plains plants.  Some near water – others should survive fully in the  sun. I would like to turn wayside gardens into a native treasure in our small area. Starting around the Wayside meadows sign small shrubs and herbacious perennials greet the neighbors. Near the drainage ditch, […]

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Native Plant Conference 2019

February 16, 2019  8:30 4:30 Auraria Campus Tivolo Turnhalle Hall. There are things to be learned and great places to be. I will be attending the Colorado Native Plants conference next Saturday. This all day event features keynote speaker from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. One of my favorite references for pictures of natives and their […]

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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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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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