by Sally Roth North Forty News Our growing season in northern Colorado is mighty short, especially at higher elevations, like our place at 8100 feet. Somehow, though, I manage to garden just about year-round. Fall […]
In late summer, flowering stems—“roosters”—rise above their flock of hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum), a tough, cold-hardy succulent that’s nice for nestling among rocks. The rooster plant dies after blooming, but chicks quickly fill in the bare space.