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  • Palmers penstemon
    Design

    Penstemons Native to the Mountain West

    I recently had the pleasure of taking a road trip across central and southern Colorado and Utah, exploring many of the natural wonders found in those two states. It was…

  • soaker hose drip irrigation
    How-To

    The Pros and Cons of Different Irrigation Systems for the Mountain West

    I had my first experience with an irrigation system when I moved to the Mountain West. That was over two decades ago, but who’s counting? I froze my backflow preventer…

  • lawn full of Dog Tuff grass
    Article

    Lawn Alternatives for the Mountain West

    If you’ve looked at current drought maps for the Mountain West, you’ve seen a sea of red, orange, and yellow indicating abnormally dry to severe drought conditions across the region.…

  • mixed border planting
    Design

    Designing a Native Mixed Border in the Mountain West

    Adding native plants in the landscape is a design trend that continues to increase in popularity. For those of us in the Mountain West, this primarily means choosing natives that…

  • Panchito manzanita
    Design

    Low-Growing, Evergreen Shrubs for Dry Shade in the Mountain West

    One of the most challenging areas to landscape is dry shade. Whether under the canopy of trees or the north side of your home, the number of plants that will…

  • Vertical Harvest produce
    Kitchen Gardening

    Inside Vertical Harvest Farms in Jackson, Wyoming

    Last summer, my husband and I decided to escape to the mountains, and we took a road trip to Jackson, Wyoming. After arriving at our hotel room, my husband immediately…

  • female moose laying in a garden
    Design

    Moose in the Garden!

    Cheryl shared today’s photos of some unusual garden visitors. In gathering garden wildlife photos of bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds, I realized there was also a recurrent large brown presence…

  • bearberry conifer
    Design

    Firewise Plants for the Mountain West

    Those of us who live in the Mountain West know that our forests are filled with large stands of conifers such as Douglas firs (Pseudotsuga menzisii, Zones 4–6), ponderosa pines…

  • scorched trees along a river
    How-To

    Firewise Landscaping in the Mountain West

    In 2020, wildfires raged across the west, with Colorado having three of the largest wildfires on state record. Just west of where I live in Fort Collins, the largest of…

  • Xeric plantings
    How-To

    Xeriscape Gardening

    If you’ve lived in the Mountain West for any period of time, you know the importance of water. Throughout our winters, we watch snowpack totals accumulate in our mountains, and…