Larch cones
  Young Siberian larch (Larix sibirica)
Cornus kousa
  Asian dogwood (Cornus kousa) "Asian dogwood? Surely photographed in Oregon, or perhaps New Jersey?"  Nope--taken at Denver Botanic Gardens last June. There are several specimens--this one in the Rock Alpine Garden, but also at Waring House that reliably bloom late every spring.
Bulbs!
  Tulipa humilis 'Albomaculata Caerulea' 
Tibetan singing bowls
Wondering what a Tibetan Singing Bowls "Sound Healing Concert" is all about?  It is an opportunity to lay down (if you wish) and receive some seriously good vibrations....literally!!!   Sound healers Jason and Chris Anne Coviello will begin the concert with Jason playing his Hang Drum which is a very rare steel drum that is made by only two people in the world.  Some say it sounds like a stringed instrument.  Jason's Hang Drum is tuned to the note that vibrationally corresponds to the heart chakra and when he plays the drum, he takes you on a heart-opening journey.
Ghost Tours at Denver Botanic Gardens
In many places, the changing of the leaves hearalds the beginning of autumn.  From my windows, I can see many colors, some quite brilliant in the sun. But most of the trees on my street are still green--not giving in to fall at all!  I am like them. Sure, its a bit nippy before sunrise, but I have not admitted that fall is really here. Autumn requires more sweaters than I have on now...
Time to celebrate fall: grasses are glowing in the late afternoon light and the leaves are still changing colors all over the Gardens. Come visit Denver Botanic Gardens soon! Every garden has something visual to offer. Or take a walk at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and enjoy nature and our working farm. Summer is over, and so is the 2013 Summer Concert Series at York Street and Chatfield. Did you make it to most of the concerts or just one?
Heptacodium
  Heptacodium in seed The last thing one expects to see this time of year is a shrub in glorious full scarlet bloom--and even up close the red seedheads on "Seven Sons Flower" look suspiciously like flowers. Of course, in August it was a different proposition!
  Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Peter Korn
  Pulsatilla halleri white Is this pasqueflower in a garden? Or the wild? This and literally thousands of other wildflowers are growing in Peter Korn's private garden as they would on their native alps and Himalayas!
Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens
Summer is slowly coming to the end and we are starting to see the presence of fall in Sho-Fu-En.  The feathery, silver flowerheads of maidenhair grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Yakushima’) wave in the breeze around the Japanese Garden’s moon-viewing deck.

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