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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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Back to Orris Root

Harvested considerably more Iris germanica root today, and left enough roots on each set of leaves for an increase. I peeled and grated them and left them open on a flat plate to dry. The first batch is already dry … Continue reading

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Preparing Orris Root for Perfumes

Orris root used in many perfumes is the dried rhizome of German Bearded Iris (Iris germanica). This is a photo of mine blooming in the spring. I promised my neighbor about 30 rhizomes so today I dug them for her … Continue reading

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Fall Corn?

My painted mountain corn produced so fast that I decided to try a fall crop. ┬áIt is cooling off at night and they are barely up, so I figured it for a no go. This morning two of them appear … Continue reading

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Mouse Trap

Little Guy has been such a good mouser since he moved in that I stopped catching mice outside the house. A few days ago I saw a mouse run behind the stove. Oh no, not having that. I do not … Continue reading

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Windbreak to the North

I started planted the north berm adjacent to my Deep Forest. The berm averages about 3 feet and pushes the wind up enough that my small evergreens diffuse it. However, it almost gives my Deep Forest visual privacy from the … Continue reading

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Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Sunflowers! The quintessential western wildflower that symbolizes the sun. These are wild sunflowers, the parent of our domesticated sunflowers. The biggest difference between the two is that the wild sunflower has multiple heads and the domesticated has a single stalk … Continue reading

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