Tag Archives: native gardening

Colorado Four O’clock (Mirabilis multoflora)

Colorado Four O’clock is one of my prettiest wildflowers. It usually starts by July, but it’s bloom season is tied to my summer monsoons, which were late this year. This is not my biggest or prettiest Colorado Four O’clock, but … Continue reading

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Wild Violets (Viola spp)

After trying several years to establish those little moisture lovers known as wild violets, I had one just come up in a pot. Needing a moist spot, this receives water drainage from the back porch roof. Not a sure ID … Continue reading

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Prickly Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis)

I do hope these itsy bitsy plants coming up are Prickly Wild Rose. They are small, and I haven’t seen Prickly Wild Rose since my mom and dad were camping, hunting, and fishing in Alaska. I was camping with them, … Continue reading

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Twist-Spine Prickly Pear (Opuntia macrorhiza)

I have Twist-Spine Prickly Pear in my south area. Twist-Spine is one of the smaller Prickly Pears, not often bigger than 1 foot high by 3 feet wide. As I was picking rocks uphill this morning, I saw a tiny … Continue reading

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Spring Planting, Wild Onion (Allium canadense)

I planted wild onion bulbils today. They came in the mail and are not good to keep in an envelope.  I split them into two groups and planted them in two corners of raised bed 3. I had these wild … Continue reading

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Building Raised Beds

Back to building raised beds, so I added a third row of block to my 6×6 concrete bed: 6×6 raised bed I only managed 2 rows of block plus fill before 40 inches of snow at the end of December. … Continue reading

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Golden Currant (Ribes aureum)

From my kitchen window I have been noticing a different shrub/tree going about 30 feet up hill under my food forest canopy. I keep getting distracted when I go outside and have not gone to look closer. Today I got … Continue reading

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