This section of the Toolkit is new and will be expanded to include more seeds collection tips and recommendations for seeds cleaning. Collecting Native Plant Seeds Planting native plants from seeds is the cheapest and simplest way to get a good variety of native plants in your landscape. Some say that the plants you grow […] Continue reading "Collecting & Cleaning Native Seeds"
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 […] Continue reading "Seed Collecting Pop Ups!"
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 […] Continue reading "Colorado Native Plants | 2023 Plant Swaps Recap"
What a fabulous turnout for the Third Annual Denver Native Plant Swap & Giveaway! Attendees had over 4,500 regionally native plants to choose from across a wide range of species. Thanks for all of your native plant donations. The magic of this swap is that one year you may “take some” and then, as your […] Continue reading "Colorado Native Plants | Denver Native Plant Swap & Giveaway"
If you’re looking for Native Plants for the Colorado Front Range, make sure to join us for our Native Plant Swaps each year in June and our Native Seed Swaps in the fall. Join us to get on our email list for announcements for upcoming native plant swaps and events. June is the month of […] Continue reading "Native Plants – Colorado Front Range | Plant Swaps"
Over 300 people came out for the Second Annual Fort Collins Pollinator Plant Swap! Thanks to the many people who donated plants from their personal gardens and to OneCanopy, who donated greenhouse space for the committee to grow native seedlings. Enjoy getting these plants into your landscape to build more habitat and support local ecosystems. […] Continue reading "Colorado Native Plants | Fort Collins Plant Swap at the Xeriscape Garden Party"
By Jen Smith Seed Swap update. Thanks to everyone who came out to the Seed Swap events in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins! Swap attendance was double last year’s, and we had more seeds at the end than when we started due to so many of your generous donations. Germination. Now that you have all […] Continue reading "From Seeds to Seedlings"
by Wild Ones Front Range Chapter Board Members This month we thought we’d go “trick or treating” for (i.e. do a deep dive into) nuggets of wisdom our Chapter Board Members (and prospective Board Members) have to hand out from their own experience planting natives in their landscapes – tips, tricks, and info that will […] Continue reading "Tips, Tricks, and Info for Planting Native Plants on the Front Range"
by Peggy Hanson Oh, what fun being with plant people! Here is a look back at our most recent events that exemplify the mission and community of the Wild Ones Front Range chapter. Hikes! A big thanks to member Pam Schulz who scouted, coordinated, led and interpreted our hikes at Two Bridges Open Space (May […] Continue reading "WOFR Event Recap"
by Peggy Hanson Under the great leadership and organization of Wild Ones member, Pam Schulz, the Propagation Committee has had an amazing inaugural year. Pam has set up monthly workshops since the inception meeting in November 2021. Members have benefitted from the technical guidance of member Jan Midgley and Harlequin nursery staff in learning methods of propagating […] Continue reading "WOFR Propagation Work"