Posts Categorized: Colorado Native Plants

Seed Collecting Pop Ups!

Posted & filed under Colorado Native Plants, Native Plant & Seed Swaps.

Our Swaps Committee is hosting multiple seed collection and cleaning events to prepare for the fall swaps. Email Swaps Chair Peggy Hanson if you are interested in participating! Curious to learn more about transforming your garden into a habitat with Colorado native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees? Check out our native gardening toolkit, register for an upcoming […]

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 […]

Colorado Native Plants | 2023 Plant Swaps Recap

Posted & filed under Colorado Native Plants, Native Plant & Seed Swaps.

Once again, Wild Ones Front Range partnered with several other like-minded organizations and individuals to host our annual plant swaps in June.  One was held in Fort Collins on June 17th and the other was held at Denver’s Earthlinks on June 24th.  Happily, word is getting out and both swaps are growing!  More attendees are […]

Colorado Native Plants | Denver Post article: To conserve gardening resources, utilize Colorado native plants at home

Posted & filed under Colorado Native Wildflowers | Annuals | Perennials, Native Plant & Seed Swaps.

Check out this article by Betty Cahill of the Denver Post about the benefits of gardening with Colorado native plants with additional resources for getting started. People browsing a wide variety of native plants at the free Denver Plant Swap on June 24, 2023. This annual event is organized by the Wild Ones Front Range […]

May Member Meetups | Colorado Native Plant Gardening

Posted & filed under Colorado Native Plants, Member Meetups.

Thanks to all of the members who came out for our May Member Meetups in Boulder and Arvada. Our Regional Coordinators are already planning more gatherings for members to connect with and learn from each other. We are still looking for volunteers to be Regional Coordinators for Colorado Springs. Please email us to learn more. […]