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Gardening with Natives

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Gardening with Natives

Cleome serrulata – Rocky Mountain bee plant – Easily grown from seed, as the name suggests these purple annuals are a favorite with bees. They range in height from 2 feet to over 6 feet depending on seed & conditions. Ipomopsis aggregata – Scarlet gilia – this biennial is a favorite with hummingbirds. Also good at higher elevations. The first year they form pretty...

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Conkers anyone?

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Conkers anyone?

Every time someone asks me "what are the shiny brown things?" that they got from the  ground underneath the Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra), I wonder what they did as kids in the fall.  I grew up in England where we had horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum), very similar trees but bigger and with spiny fruit casings instead of the smoother ones in the picture. The fruit inside look the same though. We...

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