Native Landscape Design
Most of us who purchase vacant rural land, are inspired to build a home for recreation use or as a living homestead. Back in the 1980's Marian and I lived at 8,000 feet elevation, off grid, and created a self relient Colorado homestead that fit our needs. We later moved to Montana and developed another Alpine homestead, this one at 5,800 feet. We eventually moved down into the valley over looking the Yellowstone River on a "bench", on the high desert plains, where the wind blows often and winters are long and summers short. After 20 years we have created a landscape full of native plants, garden crops, wild and domesticated herbs. This web page is dedicated to share some ideas and information with new land owners especially those who live in mountainous regions.