When I wrote that bulbs have a tough life, I was looking at only one side of the story. They have a wonderful life! Just look at the exuberant Iris and Crocus and how they add color and exuberance to the early spring landscape. They were under the snow earlier this week, but they really shook it off and kept going.
I saw works by a few of the artists contributing this summer's Urban Nature exhibit here at Denver Botanic Gardens on York Street just recently. Their work is so striking! Unfortunately, the official announcement of the material is still under wraps so all I can say is "It's gonna be great! Stay tuned!"
The Spring Orchid Show is up today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9). I snapped this shot (above) of a Phragmipedium and feel lucky to have seen it. It reminds of the ladyslipper orchids I used to see growing up in the Eastern woods. But it was so red and striking! I was quite taken with it. But if its not to your fancy, look to the bottom photo and see what a range of blooming beauties the Denver Orchid Society has on display.
The melt-off seems terrifically quick after such a thorough snow storm. Spring will take hold before you know it. Now is a great time to watch a garden for changes between one day and the next. Come stroll through the Gardens and see the transformations right before your eyes.