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This Week at the Gardens: July 29th

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This Week at the Gardens: July 29th

Perhaps the tallest of the six agave currently blooming at DBG, it reigns over three plants in the Rock Alpine Garden and two in Dryland Mesa. This week, its red buds are giving way to yellow blooms, which the bees cannot resist! Where does the tequila come from? Well, unfortunately not from the species that are hardy here. But if you had a Mexican blue agave, you could turn it into...

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This Week at the Gardens: July 23rd

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This Week at the Gardens: July 23rd

One of my favorite bright yellow, midsummer bloomers is St John’s Wort (Hypericum). Its blue-green leaves complement deep yellow flowers. Find it in PlantAsia as well as along the Perennial Walk. Zinnia grandiflora neither resembles its zinnia cousins, nor is its flower particularly “grand”, but it is a cheery, low-growing, xeric mid-summer bloom. A lovely patch of it can be found in Dryland Mesa, as well as in the Cottonwood Border. Don’t...

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This Week at the Gardens: July 15th

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This Week at the Gardens: July 15th

Echinops sphaerocephalus (globe thistle) waves large round deep blue flowers on prickly foliage. See it on the eastern side of the Perennial Border. Take a peek at Scabiosa caucasica ‘Fama’ (which sounds like something out of Harry Potter, doesn't it?), with its large and complex blue flowers—gorgeous! See it in the Birds and Bees Garden. Its tender cousin, Plumbago indica, is in view for the summer at the entrance to the El...

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This Week at the Gardens: Week of July 8th

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This Week at the Gardens: Week of July 8th

Tall and Pointy Yuccas and agaves are in full bloom just now. Their blooms are large and showy. Wet and Colorful The water gardens boast hundreds of water lilies in bloom, with lotus to follow soon. See them in full sun, since they close in the evening and in cloudy weather.

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