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Gardening for Pollinators

Pre-Planned Flower Gardens: Waterwise Gardens Without the Overwhelm

Pre-Planned Flower Gardens: Waterwise Gardens Without the Overwhelm

Buying flowers for western gardens can feel like a lot of guesswork. Especially when you live in the semi-arid, gotta-have-some-moxie West—like Colorado or Utah! This isn’t a place where you a dig a few holes, plop in some flowers and watch them grow into a lush...

Creating a Native Pollinator Garden in Colorado

Creating a Native Pollinator Garden in Colorado

I recently had a chance to meet Ann Winslow. (Yep, another Ann!) She’s a local gardener who spent time creating a native pollinator garden in her Colorado yard during the Covid shutdown in 2020. She wanted to attract more pollinators—like local bees and...

Why Bees and Butterflies Are Like Puppies and Kittens

Why Bees and Butterflies Are Like Puppies and Kittens

Have you ever gotten a puppy or kitten? Chances are, you did a few things to get your home ready: Bought special food... Stocked up on toys... Rolled up rugs... Shut bathroom doors, so Buddy (or Mittens) didn’t turn your toilet paper rolls into New Year’s Eve...

“What’s Making Round Holes in My Plant Leaves?”

“What’s Making Round Holes in My Plant Leaves?”

Let's say you’ve noticed some strange, round holes in your plant leaves. These circular holes have fairly smooth edges. (They aren’t jagged.) It almost looks like someone took an office hole punch and punched circles along the edges of your leaves. What’s making these...

“How Do I Attract Bees and Butterflies to My Garden?”

“How Do I Attract Bees and Butterflies to My Garden?”

10 tips to create a pollinator garden in Colorado, Utah and similar states Do you want to attract bees and butterflies to your garden? Me too! These wonderful pollinators need just a few, basic survival elements: Food (from nectar-rich flowers) Water sources Cover...

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