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Plant Select and hummingbirds

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Plant Select and hummingbirds

Who isn't entranced by hummingbirds? This picture was taken and e-mailed to me recently by a visiting nurseryman, Erbin Baumgardner, last month in our new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden. You can still find hummingbirds buzzing the various Salvias and Agastaches in this garden almost any day of the week...and I've been thinking.

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Orostachys: living jade for the garden

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Orostachys: living jade for the garden

Orostachys spinosa in a troughYou know you have succeeded when you are copied: this picture (or something like it) has shown up in books, in nursery catalogues, on advertising flyers and in other people's talks: people just love the way the gray trough seems to morph into these gnarly, symmetrical globules of succulence. So they steal my image and use it without permission...(I admit I am flattered...).  Where is the...

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Quick...before it's winter!

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Quick...before it's winter!

It seems far fetched to think that winter is on the way--especially now that we're sweltering in Denver--but one of the features of the alpine tundra is that summer is never more than three weeks away! Allium pikeanum on Mount Goliath One of the many things that I love so much about our tundra is the enormous variety of scale: look up and you can see much of Colorado at your feet....

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