https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SAAM2 The growth we want to keep to is plains plants. Some near water – others should survive fully in the sun. I would like to turn wayside gardens into a native treasure in our small area. Starting around the Wayside meadows sign small shrubs and herbacious perennials greet the neighbors. Near the drainage ditch, […]
February 16, 2019 8:30 4:30 Auraria Campus Tivolo Turnhalle Hall. There are things to be learned and great places to be. I will be attending the Colorado Native Plants conference next Saturday. This all day event features keynote speaker from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. One of my favorite references for pictures of natives and their […]
The datura in my yard is the migrant of a desert plant from my old neighbor Lil. Her datura’s seeds made their way north along the rock border towards my yard and I took a spike of seeds for myself. Since then daturas have been part of the driest areas of my garden. Datura wrighti also […]
My lawn is no longer sustainable in its current form. Not because its not beautiful or healthy with the additional water. Its just that. water. Denver is not considering the concrete jungle its creating. Density is thirsty. Its replacement must be maintenance sustainable. The ease of lawn mowing is overstated. Unless you move to a […]
The Vision: A calming mixture of dry stream and waves of nature inviting grass. Creating better visual balance is key. When I envision a calm harmonizing place I think of the zen garden. The subdued palette, natural material and simple symbolism. I think of its interactive purpose in bringing you fully into the present moment. […]
endemic (∃) adj. Prevalent in or peculiar to a particular locality adj. Ecology Native to or confined to a certain region. n. Ecology An endemic plant of animal. Our little red headed bird with a pretty yellow chest was here a bit ago. And the hummingbirds are back. I hope the neighbor has really taken […]
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.
Long lists. Many hours. Planning, scheduling, bending, lifting. But I once again have my garden ready to enjoy. And it couldn’t come soon enough! The gardener can’t rest until the plants are watered, birds fed, and the vision meets the envisioned. This year The afternoon view in mid-July at 5PM in the afternoon. This picture […]