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They're off and running!

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They're off and running!

closeup of Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' If you grow but one reticulate iris, may I recommend 'Katharine Hodgkin'? I tell her full story elsewhere more expansively. Because she is a hybrid between two rather distinct species, she possesses what botanists call heterosis, or hybrid vigor. She has formed wonderful clumps in the O'Fallon Perennial Walk that are in peak form right now. Our horticulturists have planted her liberally throughout both sides...

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For tipsy gardeners everywhere!

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For tipsy gardeners everywhere!

I have observed over the years that horticulturists around the world seem to share certain characteristics. Most gardeners I know love food and are often great cooks. And we do seem to have a fondness for certain...shall we say....hmmmmmmm.....spirits? My brother-in-law, Earl Sampson, gave me a copy of Amy Stewart's latest book for my birthday, which finally explains the phenomenon to me. Of course, practically everything we imbibe consists of...

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Cactus and Succulents Galore!

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Cactus and Succulents Galore!

I can't guarantee that you will find this Aloe at our spectacular annual Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society sale, but I can guarantee you that there will be thousands of different succulents arrayed magnificently for your perusal (and purchase!) at the  Gardens this weekend. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. I sometimes think that spring will not arrive if you don't come and visit this wonderful sale...and...

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