Posts Categorized: Propagation

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. […]

Outdoor Colorado Native Seed Stratification

Posted & filed under Colorado Native Plants, Propagation.

By Jan Midgely In nature, seeds from Colorado plants undergo large daily temperature swings over winter. Seeds of some species require a cold moist treatment (stratification) to germinate. Others do not, but will tolerate the cold. Temperature swings outdoors are quite different from a cold moist treatment in a refrigerator at a constant 38-40 ̊ […]

Grasses are the Foundation

Posted & filed under Colorado Native Grassess, Colorado Native Plants, Ecological Services, Prairie Meadow, Propagation, Winter.

By Jan Midgely For additional information on grasses, Cool and Warm Colorado Native Grasses highlights each species’ mature size and growth habit, cultural needs and optimal window to sow seeds. In dry lands with few woody plants, grasses are the foundation of the landscape both functionally and aesthetically. But why should we include them in […]