The Falcon Garden Club was founded in 1999 by Falcon area gardeners. We are learning and trying out gardening techniques in our Colorado xeriscape environment. There is usually a horticulture related presentation at our meetings. If you are anywhere in the Black Forest, Elbert, Peyton or Falcon area please join us the third Saturday each month at the High Prairie Library in Falcon at 10am as we share ideas and knowledge to help make your gardening experience more successful.
The little town of Falcon, Colorado is located 10 miles east of Colorado Springs. It was founded in 1888 and was probably the junction of the Rock Island Railroad and the Denver Texas Ft. Worth Railroad. We are a growing community with some very challenging growing conditions. We are barely a zone 5 and we have wind, rabbits and of course, hail as soon as the Iris bloom.
This is so cool! The Plant Select website has a very helpful feature relating to planting trees and schrubs. Right on the front page you will see a link for “Search right plant right place”. When you click on that link, you are taken to a page with a chart for planting tress and schrubs. You just click on items like Plant Type, Sun Exposure, Plant Width, etc. Then, the right side panel displays information specifics about planting that tree or shrub. Just click on the link below to see how this works.
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Consumer Notice.org — Pesticides and herbicides are not good for humans and pollinators. The Consumer Notice website spreads awarenenss about this and lists great alternatives for your flowers and veggies in your yard.