After creating a pollinators garden, I’ve been lucky to watch the workings of a bee colony and see native bees that I had never seen before. This year I want to do more for butterflies. Species Host Plant Nectar Fritillary Violets Viola adunca, V. nuttallii, V. nephrophylla, and V. palustris, V. glabella milkweed, thistle, […]
I saw this picture I took a few days back and it’s the perfect back drop for a saying that speaks to me.
I am looking to convert the yard to a true native oasis for our birds and insects. Especially for those whose habitat is increasingly replaced with 10×30 foot “yards.” Native bushes once gardened color, form or just a learning device,
What a lovely new hollyhock. Grown from seed a few years ago, this one is now happily blooming. It was supposed to be a peach color, called ‘Peaches and Dreams’. In fact it was the centerpiece of a new color scheme I had for the front garden. Peach and purple would make up the […]
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 […]