The pollution soakers: Colorado natives to test

Cotoneaster franchetii  plant beat all others in a Royal Horticultural Society study to determine how much car pollution a hedge formed plant removed from the air and captured within leaf materials.  Leaf samples were measured for heavy metals: Zn, Cu, Pb, as well as Na.  before and after being exposed to roadside traffic for 9 days without… Continue reading The pollution soakers: Colorado natives to test

Bonsai boy care instructions for juniper Nana

Bonsaiboy.com The dwarf juniper is the most popular evergreen in the united states. When we think of a traditional bonsai and what it should look like, we think of a juniper procumbens nana. it is very hardy, long lived, and tolerates many adverse conditions. Juniperous procumbens is a low growing juniper native to southern Japan.… Continue reading Bonsai boy care instructions for juniper Nana

Teasel

This is the weed in my garden that produced these lovelies. Sadly its an invasive species so it won’t be allowed to stay and I will need to look for these in Wayside meadows as well. Note: The following information was gathered from a web archive of the following government website. Contact your county extension… Continue reading Teasel

Give nature a blanket in winter

and you’ll see habitat everywhere you look Dried leaves as blankets I freely admit I’m not neat or tidy, or organized.  But I like beauty and that usually requires some tidiness or organization. For most suburbanites the fall tidy up means a clearing of dead leaves.  But imagine if we treated our bodies the same… Continue reading Give nature a blanket in winter

Pruning the peach and forcing branches indoors

After spending an hour last night reviewing how peach trees are pruned I set to work today on pruning my peach.  With the oscillating temperatures in January buds have begun to form and now is the time to get pruning. It’s a very chilly 27 degrees, hopefully not too cold.  I start by pruning out… Continue reading Pruning the peach and forcing branches indoors

Propagating colorado native flower seed indoors and out

2021 April 13 Planted March 4 Ratibida had about seven sprouts. Probably within the last couple days. cotlydon are yellow. Set out into soil. Geum no sign of sprouting. Many seeds were moldy. These are now in a container outdoors. Butterflyweed no sign of sprouting. Dalea P. 2/4 planted February 4th evidence of germination seen… Continue reading Propagating colorado native flower seed indoors and out