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This Week at the Gardens: July 1st

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This Week at the Gardens: July 1st

Engage Your Senses If you haven’t had a chance yet, go take a look at our new Sensory Garden, located east of the main building. Many features in this garden allow visitors of all abilities to experience the Gardens. A Clematis by Any Other Name… Whether you say CLEMatis or CleMATis, these beauties are out in force all around the gardens. Visit the Romantic Garden to see them creeping up the trellises, Random Blooms The...

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This Week at the Gardens: June 17th

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This Week at the Gardens: June 17th

…smells stinky! They are designed to smell and look like rotting meat, to attract their pollinators, which are flies. I think they are beautiful! See ours on the southeast end of the Perennial Walk, as well as in the Rock Alpine Garden. Penstemon-a-thon There are seemingly endless varieties of Penstemon, and most of them love our climate. You can see them all over the Gardens this week. And the peonies are still at...

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This Week at the Gardens: June 10th

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This Week at the Gardens: June 10th

Stretches of brilliant iceplant (Delosperma) are impossible to miss. Find them in the Water-Smart Garden and the Welcome Garden, and in their own special bed in South African Plaza. One of my favorite flowers is Plant Select’s Penstemon grandiflora, which shows off in pastels in the Cottonwood Border, Plant Select Garden, and throughout the grounds. Roses are just getting started, however you can see lovely ones here and there, such as this shady...

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This Week at the Gardens: May 27th

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This Week at the Gardens: May 27th

For instance, take a peek at the brilliant azalea bushes (Rhododendron ‘Rosy Lights’) currently loaded with blooms in the Oak Grove! Azaleas and their sisters—rhododendrons—do not do well in Colorado. They prefer an acid soil and a more predictable weather pattern. But with a certain amount of nurturing, we can occasionally get them to bloom for us. The Tree Peonies, which prefer cooler weather, are quite splendid at the moment. Find...

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