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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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Bunching Onions (Allium cepa)

I moved some bunching onions to new raised bed 8 late yesterday and watered them in with mucilagenous water made with one small prickly pear pad (5″). I made 5 clumps from one, kept a couple to eat, and replanted … Continue reading

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Tree Cholla (Cylindropuntia imbricata)

Tree Chollas are blooming and setting fruit all around. I have put out a few cuttings around my front perimeter, they do make a ferocious fence. A beautiful one, too.  My food forest has few Tree Chollas because they need … Continue reading

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Celebrate Barley (Hordeum vulgare)

Spring got me going and I tossed out Barley seeds. Well, I did read the Market Economy instructions, but I don’t own a plow, the sunny spot is too steep to plow if I had one, and I had a … Continue reading

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Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera)

I have Mexican Hat around my house. I brought seed in from a few miles away. Very easy perennial from seed, but it has a deep taproot and does not transplant well As you can see, this Mexican Hat has … Continue reading

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Copper Globemallow (Sphaeralcea angustifolia)

I have been eating Copper Globemallow leaves since the Dog Head Forest Fire started. Finally, one started blooming for a photograph. The smoke from the Dog Head fire is irritating my lungs and throat, so I go out a couple … Continue reading

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Baby White Aster (Chaetopappa ericoides)

Baby White Aster hugs the ground at 2-6 inches. It is a good candidate for my alpine garden and any other location it chooses. Baby White Aster is a perennial native to the Southwest, Great Plains, and northern Mexico.  It … Continue reading

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