Native Seed Propagation Information

Click here to download a PDF of propagation information for a variety of Colorado native plants. Species on the list were available at the 2020 October Native Seed Swaps.

Gardening for Life

Dr. Douglas Tallamy writes a compelling argument for native landscaping based on sound scientific principles. We have the power in our yards to create healthy habitats for wildlife and support biodiversity. Tallamy’s book, Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, is a must read for nature lovers everywhere. Doug Tallamy (featured in the film) is a Lifetime Honorary Director of Wild Ones.

This is a great resource to share with gardeners and wildlife enthusiasts. Click here to open the PDF.

Film: Hometown Habitat

Catherine Zimmerman’s Hometown Habitat showcases people and projects across the United States that, through the introduction of native plants are restoring biodiverse ecosystems in urban and suburban spaces. “Each individual has the power to conserve resources, restore habitat for wildlife and bring beauty to their patch of Earth.” With the support of chapters nationwide, Wild Ones donated over $6000 towards the production of this important film. www.themeadowproject.com  

Low Water Native Plant for Colorado Gardens: Front Range and Foothills

Created by Wild Ones Front Range chapter this comprehensive, thorough, and easy to use guides take you, the reader, on the first steps of your journey to native gardening. The guide outlines particulars of gardening from design to soils also incorporating what is unique to our climate here in Colorado. Comes complete with plant lists that cover everything from a plant’s habit to its ecological value and provides nice visuals of plants and landscapes!

This is a great resource beginning gardeners or gardeners who would like some more direction in transforming some of their yard to habitat. Click here to open the PDF.

Low Water Native Plants for Colorado Gardens: Prairie and Plains

This guide mirrors the Front Range and Foothills guide above yet focuses on plants for the prairie and plains regions instead. The booklet outlines particulars of gardening from design to soils also incorporating what is unique to our climate here in Colorado. Comes complete with plant lists that cover everything from a plant’s habit to its ecological value and provides nice visuals of plants and landscapes!

This is a great resource beginning gardeners or gardeners who would like some more direction in transforming some of their yard to habitat. Click here to open the PDF.

20 Natives For Your Garden

Short and sweet list of some excellent, diverse, and popular species used for native landscaping here on the Front Range. Click here to open the PDF.

Edible Landscaping Plant List

Comprehensive list with thorough descriptions of native woodies, grasses, and herbaceous plants that are native and edible in our region! Descriptions include edible parts of the plant, ways to eat and prepare, as well as special instructions. Click here to open the PDF.