Help Audubon plant over 1 million bird-friendly plants, If you have 2 square feet outdoors, you have space for a bird friendly plant. Here are 9 great Colorado natives for anyone’s outdoor space.
2 75775P Penstemon strictus – 5″ pot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penstemon_strictus These beauties will grow in the heat of our southern exposure native garden next to the pinks of echinacea and and dark purple of the may night sage. Now I need more yellow! Perhaps something low? 1 66320 Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler – 5″ […]
The pollinator’s garden made its start with a rainier than usual summer. My goal was to test the seeds’ propagation rate and performance in the dry heat of July with little additional irrigation. This was important, as I intend to plant hardy natives at the neighborhood entrances and eventually create a demonstration garden in […]
After reading the book, Planting, A New Perspective, I am taking a measured approach to the plan for the pollinator’s garden. While the plant material is nature friendly, the design need not be untamed. Having a relatively tiny area to cover the plan will be a challenge as seed mixes can bring the unexpected. […]
A garden that draws pollinators usually begins with wonderful flowers full of food. To take it even further, providing sheltering opportunities for bees close to the food sources allows female bees to expend less energy foraging, saving energy for the care of their young. Native Bee Habitat Most north american bee species shelter in the […]