Native & Water-Wise Guilds

Help re-wild suburbia and enjoy Native Colorado in your backyard. Our native and water-wise guilds are designed to provide year-round beauty while supporting soil health, pollinators, and wildlife. All guilds include a basic plant collection with substitutions based on availability. Contact us to request pricing. We have do-it-yourself and full installation options, with hardscaping, irrigation, and maintenance plans available as additions.

Short-Grass Pocket Prairie

A wonderful alternative to irrigated lawn, our short-grass pocket prairie requires no irrigation once established. You and native pollinators will enjoy wildflower blooms all season long, and a combination of cool and warm-season grasses means the grass is always green! Put the prairie back where it belongs, and say goodbye to your lawnmower.

Full Sun
Very Low Water
Minimum Square Footage: 100 sq ft
Xeric Fairy Garden

A whimsical garden full of texture and pastel color. Though reminiscent of wetter places, this combination of native and non-native plants is very drought tolerant. Consider planting it beside an arbor or trellis to provide structure for the chocolate vine.

Full Sun to Part Shade
Low Water
Minimum Space Requirement: 100 sq ft
Oasis

If you want some shade and respite from the hot Colorado sun, this is the plant community for you. Centered around the spectacular, summer-blooming golden rain tree, this community has gentle, calming tones, lots of texture, and a couple aromatic herbs.

Full Sun
Low Water
Minimum Square Footage: 324 sq ft

Tall-Grass Pocket Prairie

Drawn from the slightly wetter foothills bio-region, this community of tall grasses and wildflowers makes an excellent border or naturalistic landscape. A combination of warm and cool season grasses and an abundance of wildflowers makes for year-round interest and abundant habitat for insects and wildlife.

Full Sun to Light Shade
Low Water
Minimum Square Footage: 100 sq ft
Desert Sun

This colorful community of mostly native plants is ideal for the Western garden. Bright, sunny, and low water, with plenty of texture for winter interest. An aromatic garden full of sage and a pollinator haven, not only for insects, but for hummingbirds.

Full Sun
Low Water
Minimum Square Footage: 120 sq ft
Xeric Part Shade

This community is a mix of native and non-native plants that thrive in the challenging condition of dry shade. Enjoy the purple flush of periwinkle and plumbago set against the yellow foliage of aromatic lemon thyme and bloom of various natives.

Part Shade
Low Water
Minimum Space Requirement: 160′ sq ft

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