These flowers were suggested by Denver Botanic Gardens as varieties that do well in Colorado and create blooms all year long to help pollinators. They were selected by monitoring for which varieties bees are particularly drawn to. I searched and found the local Rocky Mountain companies Botanical Interests and High Country Gardens sells seeds for many of them.
I like to bike for my errands and recreation, so I've thought a bit about how to best get around the Englewood area. I've been thinking about what routes are the best using these criteria:
- Connecting destinations (schools, retail, transit hubs)
- Crossing major car-oriented streets at safe locations (e.g. crossing Broadway on Dartmouth is easier than on Eastman)
- Minimized interaction with cars (e.g. biking on Dartmouth is generally better than Hampden)
I was pleasantly surprised today to find some maps and plans from the city of Englewood:
In April of 2017 the old Sports Authority headquarters in Englewood was sold for $15.7 million but at that point it wasn't well known who the purchaser was and who would inhabit the space. It turns out Earth Treks is one of the major inhabitants of the space and they had a big plan for the building. The Earth Treks climbing gym will open an Englewood location.