Incorporating plants native to your climate means less water, less maintenance, and more wildlife. Here are our top picks around the West
Melting snow awakens a riot of hardy high-alpine blooms along the Tundra World Nature Trail, an easy half-mile paved footpath starting from the Rock Cut on Trail Ridge Road. Look for forget-me-nots, sky pilo and alpine sunflower (cheery yellow blossoms that grow only in Rocky Mountain). nps.gov/romo or 970/586-1206.