Garden in a Box

Native Shadows – Tax Exempt


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Brighten the areas of your yard receiving less sun per day with Native Shadows, our first garden for shadier areas with plants all native to our region. Native pollinators will delight in the bright and fragrant blooms that will thrive all season long in your areas of dappled shade. Designed by Desneige Sodano of Chickadee Pine Design, in collaboration with the City of Fort Collins.

*Indicates plants that are native to our region. Learn more about our ‘native’ designation.
†We cannot guarantee deer or rabbit resistance. 

Detailed Plant List

At times, we may have to substitute specific plants but we will always do our best to maintain the color and feel of the original design.   Learn more about natives here. Nativar = A cultivar of a native plant. Regional Native = A plant native to an ecological region surrounding Colorado (ex: the desert southwest or central plains).  

Plant Varieties

  • Anise Hyssop

    Anise Hyssop

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Firecracker Penstemon

    Firecracker Penstemon

    Quantity: 5

    Attracts: Hummingbirds

  • Native Black-Eyed Susan

    Native Black-Eyed Susan

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Butterflies

  • Native Blue Harebell

    Native Blue Harebell

    Quantity: 6

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Prairie Winecups

    Prairie Winecups

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Rocky Mountain Columbine

    Rocky Mountain Columbine

    Quantity: 5

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Showy Fleabane

    Showy Fleabane

    Quantity: 4

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Sticky Geranium

    Sticky Geranium

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Switchgrass


    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Birds

What To Expect

  • Each garden contains starter plants in 4-inch pots.
  • The plants will be small relative to their mature size and may not be in bloom.
  • Occasionally things don't grow as planned. At times, we may have to substitute specific plants but we will always do our best to maintain the color and feel of the original design.

What Customers Say

Gardening Made Easy

I really appreciate the procured plant selections based on what’s gonna do well in our Colorado environment. You guys made it really easy to have an awesome looking garden.

Bancroft-Clover WSD customer

Save Water, Support Pollinators!

I love conserving water, providing a habitat, and just being surrounded by beauty and your program makes it so easy to do with your plants and planting guides. Your guides are the BEST!

Aurora Water customer

Outstanding Plant Quality

This was so well done, and the quality of the plants were outstanding!

City of Lakewood participant