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Orostachys: living jade for the garden

Orostachys: living jade for the garden

Orostachys spinosa in a troughYou know you have succeeded when you are copied: this picture (or something like it) has shown up in books, in nursery catalogues, on advertising flyers and in other people's talks: people just love the way the gray trough seems to morph into these gnarly, symmetrical globules of succulence. So they steal my image and use it without permission...(I admit I am flattered...).  Where is the...


Quick...before it's winter!

Quick...before it's winter!

It seems far fetched to think that winter is on the way--especially now that we're sweltering in Denver--but one of the features of the alpine tundra is that summer is never more than three weeks away! Allium pikeanum on Mount Goliath One of the many things that I love so much about our tundra is the enormous variety of scale: look up and you can see much of Colorado at your feet....