To Build or Not to Build

By Cheryl Conklin Say you live in England and you love desert plants, succulents and cacti from South Africa, Baja California, or somewhere really exotic, like Colorado? Your soil is constantly moist, lightly acidic, crumbly with leaf-mould. It’s terrible! What can you do? That’s right, you’ll have to build your own soil. Make it lean.Continue reading “To Build or Not to Build”

Life Beneath Our Feet

By Cheryl Conklin In addition to dirty knees and fingernails, gardeners have soil on the brain. In the Pikes Peak Region of east central Colorado, a layer of recognizable top soil is generally thin, if it exists at all. Even so, the undisturbed landscape is far from barren. A host of different plant communities haveContinue reading “Life Beneath Our Feet”