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New Rocky Mtn Wild Plant ID Site

Submitted by Hendrix on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:29

I could not have created this new website without digital photography -- unless I had won the lottery!!  Last summer, I set out to create an identification guide to all the wild-growing plants located in the small high-altitude area of the Peak 7 subdivision.  The website is called "Wildflowers of Peak 7" and is located at

Book for Review

Submitted by Jeddeloh on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:36

I'm  in charge of the NARGS Book of the Month and boy,  do I have a gorgeous book for someone to review.  It's The Golden Age of Botanical Art  by Martyn Rix. The pictures are exquisite and are primarily from the mid 1700's to mid 1800's although earlier and later periods are included.  The pictures are supplemented with information about the artist and their era.  

Recycled concrete

Submitted by gordonhogenson on Sat, 10/25/2014 - 00:13

I have a large amount of recycled concrete from a slab that was broken up, and I am using it to make terraces on a southwest slope in the maritime PNW.

So, the conditions are hot, dry in summer, but wet in winter, zone 7, alkaline, and vertical.  I am looking for suggestions on how to build the walls so that I can grow small plants in them, and ideas on what plants would do well or be particularly interesting or attractive.

Paeonia 2014

Submitted by Fermi on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:11

Paeonia kesrouanensis has been grown in Australia for a number of years under the misnomer of P. mascula. russii but recently Marcus Harvey has confirmed its true identity,

Wall Gardens

Submitted by externmed on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:03

Large wall gardens (Madrid + London) on Huffington Post (.com)

(I don't own these photos)