This is a garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The photo caption: Roads Water-Smart Garden. This drought-tolerant garden combines native plants with many others suited to Denver's climate.

This is a garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The photo caption: Roads Water-Smart Garden. This drought-tolerant garden combines native plants with many others suited to Denver's climate.

Echinacea, 'Raspberry Truffle'.  4–5" flowerheads. Lush 30" plants produce a flurry of firm blooms—landing pads for friendly birds and insects passing by.    Zone: 3-8   Sun: Full Sun, Part Sun   Height: 30  inches  Spread: 30-36  inches  Uses: Borders, Container, Cut Flowers   Bloom Season: Summer

Echinacea, 'Raspberry Truffle'. 4–5" flowerheads. Lush 30" plants produce a flurry of firm blooms—landing pads for friendly birds and insects passing by. Zone: 3-8 Sun: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 30 inches Spread: 30-36 inches Uses: Borders, Container, Cut Flowers Bloom Season: Summer

Got kids? HGTV.com shares dos and don'ts for putting together rooms that will stand up to family life and still look fabulous.

Got kids? HGTV.com shares dos and don'ts for putting together rooms that will stand up to family life and still look fabulous.

Don't Forget About Hummingbirds     These beautiful nectar-rich plants will bring a multitude of hummingbirds, butterflies, and honeybees to your yard.

Don't Forget About Hummingbirds These beautiful nectar-rich plants will bring a multitude of hummingbirds, butterflies, and honeybees to your yard.

A few simple steps and you will be enjoying tasty homegrown veggies in no time. Here are the top 6 you need! TheHomesteadingHippy via @homesteadhippy

A few simple steps and you will be enjoying tasty homegrown veggies in no time. Here are the top 6 you need! TheHomesteadingHippy via @homesteadhippy

A Late-Summer Wildlife Retreat. Birds and other friendly creatures will find this late-season garden irresistible. The birdbath offers water, while plants such as black-eyed Susan and sedum provide food for both birds and butterflies when many plants are slowing down. Garden size: 16 by 10 feet.

A Late-Summer Wildlife Retreat. Birds and other friendly creatures will find this late-season garden irresistible. The birdbath offers water, while plants such as black-eyed Susan and sedum provide food for both birds and butterflies when many plants are slowing down. Garden size: 16 by 10 feet.

Seed bombs began as a fun and friendly tactic for greening abandoned lots in urban spaces. “Guerrilla gardeners” throw balls of seeds and fertilizer into fenced-off spaces that are otherwise neglected, such as brownfields or land in zoning limbo.

Seed bombs began as a fun and friendly tactic for greening abandoned lots in urban spaces. “Guerrilla gardeners” throw balls of seeds and fertilizer into fenced-off spaces that are otherwise neglected, such as brownfields or land in zoning limbo.

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