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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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Tulipomania again!

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Tulipomania again!

Waterlily tulips (Tulipa kaufmanniana) in the O'Fallon Perennial Border I have always had a predilection for the various kinds of wild tulips, many of which are every bit as colorful and showy as they hybrid kinds. I planted waterlily tulips (Tulipa kaufmanniana) repeatedly in the Rock Alpine Garden when I was curator of that garden: a few colonies still persist, but I never dreamed we would have this stellar display in...

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