Front yard new additions from seed

  To keep with the plans for pollinator friendly gardens, I am adding three short lived perennials to my front garden. Each of the following will be started from seed, some indoors and some outside. Hollyhock ‘Peaches n Dreams’  5 ft – 6 ft tall x 24″ w These hollyhocks are biennial, and will be […]

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Can I be a Habitat Hero?

The other day I was browsing my favorite plant catalog, High Country Gardens and read they have collaborated with Audobon Rockies and Plant Select to participate in the Habitat Hero project aiming to restore bird habitat and promote wildscaping. Lauren Springer Ogden created a pre-planned garden that provides food for birds.  While this garden has […]

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A Treasure Lost? Chatfield Reservoir

    One of my favorite things about the area I live in is the access to natural environments within my community. I learned today that place will be lost perhaps forever. The reallocation of the Chatfield reservoir near my home will inundate large riparian areas and a state park heavily used in the summer […]

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Front Yard Plant List

The plants I grow in my Colorado garden. Zone: 5 Area: Front Yard Light:  The front yard faces southeast and is shaded by a large silver maple on the Northeast corner.  Along a strip next to the driveway I get 6+ hours of sun, but the majority of the yard would be considered partial shade to […]

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