Larry and Evita recently visited a remote area of southern Colorado on a Buddhist retreat. This is their report: “It is fascinating to be able to come to other environments and witness the magical display of plants in reaction to their circumstances. Crestone is a severe 8000′ high desert plain that is quite a challenge. It’s […]
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Hummingbirds are attracted to blooms that are brightly coloured (especially red ones) and have a tubular shape. You can’t do much better than lobelia. These cultivars are sure to please tiny visitors who would ordinarily only find the native variety of this plant along streams and rivers. We carry several hybrid varieties of lobelia as […]
More lovely plants that please the eye and pollinators too. The unusual bloom above belongs to Spigelia marylandica, a native of the north-eastern United States. Also known as “Indian Pink”. This is a beautiful woodland plant that may be a bit tender in zone 5 and would benefit from winter mulch for protection.