The Berry Prairie Blog

Native Biodiversity in a Rooftop Landscape


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Apr 24, 2017, 10:00 PM
While not yet flowering in the Berry Prairie, Cowboys' Delight is a spectacular species currently in bloom in the Laramie basin. Here is a preview of what's to come once the species is established on the green roof and flowering
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Aug 23, 2016, 9:06 PM
The Scarlet Gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata) is a pretty fabulous plant. Bright red tubular flowers hanging off tall, narrow stems, and leaves so narrow they almost look coniferous. They bloom late in the summer (August), and hummingbirds and hawk moths love these beautiful flowers. Drought tolerant and doesn't require much for nutrient input, this plant is great for Wyoming gardens.
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Jul 7, 2016, 10:26 PM
I discovered what must have been Dr. Seuss's inspiration. Can you believe that the Berry Prairie has real-live miniature truffula trees?!
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Jun 23, 2016, 10:34 PM
In the words of Ron Burgandy (well, paraphrased), the Berry Prairie looks good. I mean, really good. Hey everybody - come and see how good it looks! The plants are just as lush as can be, and the diversity of flowers is fabulous. Stop in any time to get an up-close look!
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Jun 8, 2016, 6:35 PM
The Berry Prairie plants are going nuts. So many in bloom right now! A group of flowers in the Asteraceae family, or the sunflower family, have a number of species in bloom right now. Below, Charmaine Delmatier, Director of the Rocky Mountain Herbarium Volunteer Program at the University of Wyoming, describes three that are in bloom right now.
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May 31, 2016, 6:51 PM
Three petite columbines with restricted home ranges are currently in bloom on the Berry Prairie.
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May 31, 2016, 6:44 PM
The Berry Prairie's clematis is in bloom!
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May 4, 2016, 6:57 PM
The Berry Prairie is alive with color! Spring has sprung, hooray hooray! The redesigned roof looks great after it's second winter, with loads of plants popping leaves, sprouts, flower buds and flowers, and we're excited to see what the summer brings. Plants seem to be hustling to flower, ready to present their flowers, pollen and nectar to the world and reproduce. And there are lots of pollinators about, willing to oblige them!
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Apr 16, 2016, 9:21 PM
Laramie is in its classic shoulder-season: Sprinter. The time of year where spring and winter collide, and you might grill out in your flip flops one day and shovel 8 inches of snow the next. Literally. Like the weather we've experienced this week.
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Mar 24, 2016, 9:25 PM
When you live in Laramie, you quickly learn that springtime can be such a tease. One day it will be sunny and 60, the next a blizzard - and this lasts usually through May!

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