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Magnolia roulette....dodging the frosty bullet

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Magnolia roulette....dodging the frosty bullet

Magnollia stellataThere are two stunning magnolias on the southwest corner of Denver Botanic Gardens' Waring house. They have been coming into bloom for several weeks, and the white star magnolia is in peak bloom as I type this. I have  used these as "Poster Girls" of how NOT to plant magnolias: do NOT put them on the hot south side of your house (except, that is, for the evergreen sorts--these...

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Denver's really secret garden....shhhhh!

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Denver's really secret garden....shhhhh!

The clock fast forwards a decade: Denver Botanic Gardens is no longer involved with the maintenance or planning here. But I believe Centennial has more than achieved its dream. There are incredible hedges of native shrubs that only need to be trimmed once a year since they are kept dry and do not flush repeatedly as privet would do. There are masses of perennials in season, and some novel plantings unlike anything else in...

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Got Cactus? Show extravaganza this weekend!

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Got Cactus? Show extravaganza this weekend!

Ariocarpus spp. in full glory (pic by Keith Woesterhoff) The editor of our cactus newsletter took a picture of these spectacular Ariocarpus. Boy, would I like to have those in MY greenhouse...I guess I better start by getting a greenhouse first... This is one of the rarest native cacti, found only on one or two spots near Wedge overlook near the San Rafael river in east central Utah. It has thrived for me...

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Minor triumphs: Muscari azureum season

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Minor triumphs: Muscari azureum season

Muscari azureum It is prolific, but please don't summon the invasive police!  In this case, one can never seem to have enough of this good thing. It sprinkles my borders, my rock garden, it seems to pop up somewhere new every year. Of course, I have been known to gather its seeds in May and scatter them around rather enthusiastically. This little gem is above ground only a few weeks, and at the...

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