Posts made in June, 2011

Native Plant…Masters…meet some of the players

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Colorado Native Plants, Landscape Inspiration | 0 comments

I recently had the privilege to participate in the Native Plant Master Course through Larimer County in Colorado.  I am in process of becoming a Native Plant Master, and the 1st course I participated in was held at Lory State Park, just north of Ft. Collins. Our ‘tour guides’ were Sally Dunphy and Tony Knight.  They were so knowledgeable and shared all kinds of interesting information about all the beautiful plants we saw.  For instance did you know that our native Delphinium is extremely poisonous to cattle?  Apparently sheep and goats can eat it, and native wildlife too, but not cattle, many die from eating it each year. Many of these native plants are...

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Nature and Nurture – Appreciating Colorado’s Natural Areas

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in Colorado Native Plants, Landscape Inspiration | 0 comments

I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a hike through the Phantom Canyon Area in Northern Colorado led by Pam Smith and Megan Bowes through the Colorado Native Plant Society.  Our hosts were Bill and Cindy Henk who live on one of the ranches near the Nature Conservancy property.  They were so gracious to open their home and property for us and it was an amazing experience for all.  Bill and Cindy have a passion for nurturing our native environment and are committed to minimizing their footprint in this world. While en-route to the property we were discussing the mindset of people and our responsibility to our environment.  We were having a discussion about...

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