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.
Our garden tour hosts from L to R: Kristin Laux (WOFR Board Secretary), Deb Lebow Aal, (WOFR Vice President & Denver Regional Co-Coordinator), Vicki Saragoussi Phillips (WOFR Programming Chair & Zoom Co-Host), Rick Phillips (WOFR Webmaster & Zoom Co-Host), and Donna Baker-Breningstall (WOFR Denver Regional Co-Coordinator).
Nearly 30 people came out to learn from the tour. Our last stop included light refreshments, Colorado native plant seedlings, and some time to get to know each other better.
WOFR Board President Jen Smith and Vice President Deb Lebow Aal in front of Deb’s mature Denver garden.
Kristin Laux shares how she planned out her new native plant garden.
Vicki Saragoussi Phillips provides an overview of her and her partner Rick’s gardening journey over the 20+ years at their half-acre Denver property.
Rick Phillips describes his process of converting a large section of turf to a combination of native Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama) and Buchloë dactyloides (Buffalograss).
Donna Baker-Breningstall details how she shrunk her large turf area to a small patch for entertaining and installed a berm where she continues to add Colorado native plants.
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