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CGinNoCO

I live in Northern Colorado and have used High Country Gardens for several plants. So Mr Nolan doesn't like flowers? Well, the hummingbirds and the bees do and that's what I go by. He might write a nice book and design green gardens, but I think gardens that support pollinators and other birds are by far more interesting and more important.

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pfmaher

@CGinNoCo, I couldn’t agree more about the hummers and bees (and butterflies and the many beneficial insects that need blooming plants). My entire acre garden (in NoCo) is devoted to pollinators and hummers. They are nourished, and I am nourished watching them.

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jean_f35

While I agree with the comments about pollinators, I also understand that flowers in dry zones don't work very well. Also, many of the plants shown in this article do flower some, just not like plants in Colorado and elsewhere where water is not as big an issue. Picture #4 is a perfect example...

   

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