Back Yard Plant List

The plants I track in my Colorado garden. Zone: 5 Light: 2020 – 30% sun, 70% 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 North-central strip of the yard where I […]

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Anaphalis margaritacea

Anaphalis margaritacea – Pearly Everlasting (Su,D,S,N) 24″ tall x 12 – 36″ spread, mounded with bright leaves and white summer blooms from June to October. *Host plant host plant Blooms:  Summer  (Su) Moisture: Medium to Dry  (M-D) Soil Type: Sand (S) Range: Native (N) Started as: Seed Deer resistant Propagations via seed Plant in thin […]

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Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida columnifera

Native. This is a good plant for native bees. Also known as Rudbeckia columnaris, flowers can range from yellow to a reddish brown  In my garden I will be testing this as replacement for the non-native cosmos that reliably reseed and put on a beautiful show from late July to October.  The cosmos’ foliage is […]

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Dropseed and Little Bluestem grasses arrive; soon big bluestem as well

The grasses that will make up the main fill for the prairie substrate  includes two native grasses that will provide both habitat and structure. LITTLE BLUESTEM ( Schizachyrium scoparium) DROPSEED (Sporobolus heterolepis) These little beauties arrived 5/16/2019 The intention was to allow acclimation 2 days in shade of patio and then move to sun. But […]

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Hybrid tea rose with yellowing leaves – UPDATE

Today I posted a question to CSU’s Plant Talk to help with my new rose I planted not long ago in the front yard.  I’ve never used this service before so we’ll see what they say. The rose is a Week’s  Nursery plant that was wonderfully healthy when I purchased it from Creekside Gardens in […]

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