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Do you recommend adding expanded shale when planting native plants? 

This question and answer are part of our Ask CSU Extension Anything (About Native Plants) series. We appreciate CSU Extension for answering these questions to expand our community’s knowledge of native plant landscaping. Send us your questions to the Ask CSU email account. FULL QUESTION: We heard at the Landscaping with native plants conference that […] Continue reading "Do you recommend adding expanded shale when planting native plants? "

Colorado Native Plant Gardening: Should We Buy Ladybugs?

Are you delighted when you see a red, round, polka-dotted beetle crawling the stems and leaves of your garden? Not only are they darn cute but they are typically seen as beneficial insects in our native Colorado landscapes. We typically want lots of ladybugs or lady beetles (correctly, ladybird beetles) in our native plant gardens, […] Continue reading "Colorado Native Plant Gardening: Should We Buy Ladybugs?"