If you had asked me a year ago whether I’d be obsessively gardening now, I would have said no. I had once managed to accidentally kill bamboo. Gaia’s Garden changed all that.
Our property is at abut 6500 feet in elevation. Colorado Springs might be southern geographically, but in growing season terms it’s practically Canadian. Luckily, permaculture’s focus on perennials over annuals should help us make the best use of our shortened growing season. Here are some of the plants and animals we’re seeing in our garden now that spring has finally sproinged ^_^