Featured Garden of the Week: Roads Water-Smart Garden

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Standing as testimony that gardening in Colorado does not have to be dull and boring is the Roads Water-Smart Garden, which is currently bursting in color. Bursts of yellow, purple, pink, orange and white are dotted throughout this garden. Meticulously cared for by our Curator of Native Plants, Dan Johnson, this garden is a showcase of what a garden could look like in Colorado with the selection of the right plants for our semi-arid climate.

Featuring drought tolerant plants from around the world, the Water-Smart Garden is typically watered only twice per month in the summer, and also only if conditions become extremely dry. Plants currently in bloom include various penstemons, delosperma, thyme, horned and California poppies, yucca, prickly pear cactus, gaillardia, salvia and yarrow among others.

Comments

Doris Boardman,...
Great blog, Sarada. I love that you can either walk through the Water-Smart Garden or see it a bit more eye-level while walking along the east-west path. Different vantage points of some of the same plants. Look at this cool view of the Water-Smart Garden from above in this photo album: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=81524&id=81314579908&l=e3f5813815 It is the second to the last shot. Beautiful garden!
Lacy
Pretty nice post. I just came by your blog and wanted to say that I have really liked reading your posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!
Sarada Krishnan
Thanks for your comments, Lacy. If there are any specific horticultural topics you would like me to address, please let me know. Sarada
Matthew Cole
Its a beautiful garden. Many, many people go past it and stop to appreciate individual blooms. I hope that people also consider the totality: design, plant choice, composition, etc.

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