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Himalayan may apple

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Himalayan may apple

closeup of Podophyllum emodi   Anyone who grew up in the Midwest knows the modest, nodding May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum) ubiquitous in the woods there.  I suspect that not one in twenty visitors to Denver Botanic Gardens ever notice its modest cousin that blooms for a week or two in mid May every year in Plantasia, Birds and Bees and in the Rock Alpine Garden. For me these modest little woodlanders are the essence of...

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Why tour gardens?

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Why tour gardens?

I am leading a very special overnight tour to some of the finest gardens I have ever visited: they happen to be in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. I can guarantee you that you will come back amazed at what some clever gardeners can do there with native plants, with insectivorous plants, with their imagination and some real skill. I guarantee you will have never seen gardens like these.  I visit...

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Of Course! Corydalis

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Of Course! Corydalis

       Everybody knows bleeding hearts (Dicentra) but their cousins, Corydalis, are rarely found in Colorado Gardens. Denver Botanic Gardens is helping change all that. The largely drought tolerant genus Corydalis contains hundreds of species (compared with just a dozen or so of the moisture loving Dicentra) and many of these are in peak form at the Gardens right now. The first picture shows  'George Baker', probably the most eye blasting...

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