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Unique plant treasure in Children's Garden

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Unique plant treasure in Children's Garden

Phlox grayi (vivid pink individual)There are some wonderful specimens of this phlox elsewhere at the gardens, but the colonies and masses of this rare phlox from Northern Arizona are simply breathtaking right now all over the Children's garden. It is fascinating to see how much each plant varies in flower color: this clone is especially a brilliant pink. This has to be one of our finest native plants for gardens....

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Secret treasures at the Gardens

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Secret treasures at the Gardens

 This is peak season for the giant troughs in Wildflower Treasures. You can get a wonderful preview of the alpine summer this time of year in these gardens.  I especially enjoy watching how plants growing in the troughs seem to practically climb out and have spread around the troughs on the ground. There is far more of this Townsendia ranging free around the bona fide stone trough  pictured above, but...

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Special Invitation to a Royal Event this Friday...

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Special Invitation to a Royal Event this Friday...

Snowdrops, Mystery, Marvel and Madness! Dr. Davis has written not one but two books on the genus Galanthus, which are among the few plants that will bloom for much of the Colorado winter.  Snowdrops range across much of Europe and into Western Asia, and there is an enormous amount of variation in bloom time (from September to April) and plant habit and habitat over this range. This once in a lifetime opportunity...

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Alpine and xeric plant sale this Saturday at the Gardens!

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Alpine and xeric plant sale this Saturday at the Gardens!

Toros Veronica (Veronica bombycina var. bolgardaghensis) This veronica was purchased a few years ago at the sale: it is a perfect example of the little treasures you can find there, this one coming from the high Toros Mountains of southern Turkey: I can travel around the world right in my garden, enjoying the hundreds of wonderful alpine plants I've obtained at this and the Mother's day sale! Iris attica and...

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