Tag: Colorado Native Plants

Share Your Garden

We are excited to feature more WOFR member gardens in our upcoming newsletters. If you’re growing Colorado native plants, please consider sharing your garden with us (photos, observations, musings, trials and tribulations) via this submission form. There is also opportunity here for WOFR member submissions to be featured in the Wild Ones National Journal. One of […] Continue reading "Share Your Garden"

Plant Spotlight: Baby Blue Rabbitbrush

Baby blue rabbitbrush across the seasons. Photos courtesy of Plant Select. Rabbitbrush doesn’t get its full due. It is gorgeous when most of your garden has finished inspiring, and it’s bustling with insects looking for late season nectar at this time of year. Some people don’t like how rangy large rabbitbrush can get (see our […] Continue reading "Plant Spotlight: Baby Blue Rabbitbrush"

Member & Garden Spotlight: Dan Rink

Editor’s note: The following article is written by WOFR member, Dan Rink, who responded to our request for personal stories of growing native plants, and whose home garden is beginning to flourish with them. Thanks, Dan, for sharing! We look forward to following your journey. All photos by Dan Rink When I first started this […] Continue reading "Member & Garden Spotlight: Dan Rink"

Tips, Tricks, and Info for Planting Native Plants on the Front Range

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"

Volunteer Spotlight – Vicki Saragoussi Phillips

I would be surprised if you don’t already recognize Vicki Saragoussi Phillips! Vicki co-hosts our virtual Zoom programs with her husband Rick, ensuring attendees may enjoy the content whenever and from wherever they desire. Vicki is also our Registrar, setting up and managing our programs online with the information people need to have smooth and […] Continue reading "Volunteer Spotlight – Vicki Saragoussi Phillips"

Plant Spotlight: Gaillardia

Duration: Perennial (short lived)Habit: HerbLeaf: GreenSize Class: 3-6 ft.Bloom Color: Red, YellowBloom Time: Jul, Aug, SepWater Use: MediumLight Requirement: SunSoil Moisture: DrySoil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)CaCO3 Tolerance: MediumSoil Description: Well-drained, infertile soil We will publish a much longer article on Gaillardia by Suzanne Wuerthele next month. This native plant is worth a longer review. Curious to […] Continue reading "Plant Spotlight: Gaillardia"