York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 for a private event, and close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 for concerts. Other early closings.
It's hard to believe that in a mere three months the giant mounds of claret cup all over the west will be studded with their waxy, badminton birdie flowers. Wouldn't you enjoy seeing this in person? Well, you still have a chance to join me and a handful of intrepid hikers as we reprise a fabulous trip we took two years ago to Canyonlands. Late April is when no end of treasures there are at their peak. A dozen kinds of milkvetches (Astragalus and Oxytropis), lots of phloxes and even the first penstemon (see below)