Back Yard Plant List

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 […]

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What’s in a Name – Buchner in Botany

Today I come across flowers containing the Buchner family name. Could I grow these in a Colorado garden?     Genus Buchnera — a plant genus inthe Orobanchaceae family also known as  broomrape.  This genus was recently moved from the Scrophulariaceae family, also known as the figwort family. The Orobanchaceae family are predominantly parasitic plants using the […]

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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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