Monthly Archives:: August 2023

Colorado Native Plant Landscaping | Southeast Denver Member Garden Crawl

Posted & filed under Colorado Native Plants, Garden and Yard Tours, Member Meetups.

Thanks to members Deb, Donna, Vicki, Rick and Kristin for hosting tours of their southeast Denver gardens. Each host shared their successes, challenges, and learnings from their experiences (so far!) with native plant landscaping. Nearly 30 people came out to learn from the tour. Our last stop included light refreshments, Colorado native plant seedlings, and […]

Colorado Native Shrubs for Bird Habitat

Posted & filed under Birds and Pollinators, Colorado Native Shrubs, Ecological Services.

By Jenifer Heath I have spent several years transforming my yard and specifically building low-water (xeric) and mostly native plant habitat for pollinating insects, and only incidentally for birds and other creatures. This winter I decided that I’d like to make a bigger effort to support birds specifically. Bird habitat should provide water, food, shelter […]

Colorado Native Plant Propagation | Propagation Committee Gathering

Posted & filed under Colorado Native Plants, Member Meetups, Propagation.

Members of the Propagation Committee gathered at Brian & Eileen’s property to explore their land adjacent to Roosevelt National Forest and swap native plant seedlings that weren’t quite ready for the June swaps. It was a great day spending the day together, particularly since our Propagation Committee members are spread out along the Front Range. […]

Colorado Native Plant Landscaping | Jefferson County Xeriscape, Native & Plant Select Demonstration Gardens

Posted & filed under Colorado Native Plants, Garden and Yard Tours.

During our hot Colorado summer, twenty-five Wild Ones participants were gifted with a wonderfully cool and comfortable morning to explore two public gardens in Jefferson County: Jefferson County Fairgrounds CSU Extension Native Plant & Plant Select Demonstration Gardens, and Lakewood’s Kendrick Lake Park Xeriscape Demonstration Gardens. The native gardens are easily accessible and worth visiting […]