Native Landscaping

Best Practices for Growing Colorado Native Plants

Low Water Native Plants for Colorado Gardens

Rain Gardens

Edible Landscaping Plant List Handout

Comprehensive list with descriptions of native woodies, grasses, and herbaceous plants that are native and edible in our region! Descriptions include edible parts of the plant, ways to eat and prepare, as well as special instructions. 

20 Natives For Your Garden

Short and sweet list of some excellent, diverse, and popular species used for native landscaping here on the Front Range.

Gardening for Life by Doug Tallamy

Dr. Douglas Tallamy writes a compelling argument for native landscaping. We have the power in our yards to create healthy habitats for wildlife and support biodiversity. Tallamy’s book, Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, is a must read for nature lovers everywhere. Dr. Tallamy is a Lifetime Honorary Director of Wild Ones.

Hometown Habitat Film

Catherine Zimmerman’s Hometown Habitat showcases people and projects across the United States that, through the introduction of native plants are restoring biodiverse ecosystems in urban and suburban spaces. “Each individual has the power to conserve resources, restore habitat for wildlife and bring beauty to their patch of Earth.” With the support of chapters nationwide, Wild Ones donated over $6000 towards the production of this important film.

Colorado Native Plant Resources from Other Organizations