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Quilted wall hanging 11 x 14. Original design created and crafted by Ann GrantValue $225   Custom Hike with the incomparable Dave Sutherland! Topic and date of your chosing, for a group of up to ten!See Dave’s site for detail of possible...
The Aquilegia Is Many Things!

The Aquilegia Is Many Things!

It’s a native wildflower! It’s a magazine! It’s a logo! It’s Aquilegia coerulea! This glamorous native plant is in bloom right now, perfect timing for our announcement that back issues our Society’s magazine of the same name can be can...
The “Currant” Situation

The “Currant” Situation

Some of the first early blooming native flowers in Colorado include shrubs in the Currant family.  It is middle April as I write this, and strong wind whips with intensity across the San Luis Valley. As the soil continues to warm, the roots of perennial native plants...
Soil: It’s So Much More Than Dirt

Soil: It’s So Much More Than Dirt

All orchids, including this Colorado native orchid, Coralroot, Corrallorhiza maculata, are completely dependent on on mycorrhizal fungi to begin their life cycle and and this reliance  continues to varying degrees throughout their life. Photo credit: SPD Unseen,...
Clematis hirsutissima, Sugar Bowls

Clematis hirsutissima, Sugar Bowls

Of all the common names for Clematis hirsutissima, Sugar Bowls is surely the best. The other common names include Hairy Clematis (ugh), Vase Flower, Leatherflower, and Lion’s Beard. No contest in my mind! Although they are defined as being ‘common’...