Permaculture in the high country; practical use and guidance.

Permaculture Practice Where to start is to read The Permaculture Design Course Handbook. It leads you through the 11 design principles whose goal is a community of plants and animals acting in coordination for mutual benefit. When thoughtfully placed near each other (relative location) each element provides at least three functions for other elements. Principles […]

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Plants I want

  From:   http://www.westernnativeseed.com/wildflowers.html Native Sun Oxytropis sericea cluster of white flowers on a single stem.  Part of the pea family and flowers remind me of the shape of a sweet pea. Lobelia cardinalis Oxytropis lambertii locoweed Robinia neomexicana Thermopsis divaricarpa Native Shade Maidenhair Fern Lobelia cardinalis ebony spleenwort http://intermountainbiota.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxauthid=1&taxon=1894&cl=4172 Perennial Arnica cordifolia heartleaf arnica, heart-leaf leopardbane.  (photo Max Licher) […]

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Back Yard Plant List

The plants I track in my Colorado garden. Zone: 5 Light:  Mostly part-shade to deep shade.  Looking out my patio I face northwest and the majority of the yard is shaded by numerous trees throughout the day.  The most sunny spot is it the Northwest tip of the yard where I have my flower and […]

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The Pollinator garden today

Today, I officially joined the Million Pollinator Gardens ranks.   Through initiatives like theirs we can learn how important our small plots of land might sustain the very important neighbors we have that keep our world fruiting. I can’t wait to be a better member of the community of life.    Currently both the Echinacea just started […]

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