Putting Colorado Back in Our Landscapes

Imagine stepping outside and feeling like you’re standing on a Colorado hiking trail, surrounded by wildflowers, songbirds and monarch butterflies
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Image: Mike Kintgen

Appearing naturally in the Front Range foothills, baby blue rabbitbrush is another pollinator favorite. Butterflies and bees adore this compact shrub. It has dense, silver-blue leaves for texture and golden flowers from late summer to fall.

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Ann Kendall

Ann Kendall, Western garden writer and Certified Colorado Gardener, Plant Select. Plantselect.org.

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