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Hardy in Denver?

Hardy in Denver?

Ahem...but will it come back next year? Good question. The hundreds of South African plants that fill our gardens, not to mention all sorts of tender Mediterraneans and California shrubs that we have been playing with at Denver Botanic Gardens and beyond...how will they weather an interminable, cold winter? I remember when Japanese Maples were impossible to grow there, and now everyone seems to have one tucked away in their yard....


Tropical dreamin'

Tropical dreamin'

  Some people love snow. My idea of a good winter sport is snorkling--NOT at a local reservoir incidentally...for those of us who love lushness and green, winter can stretch interminably. I'm not the only one living in denial: Mark McCauley is a keen local gardener who has a special interest in growing plants that SHOULDN'T grow here, and has even succeeded in growing Amorphophallus konjac, a cousin to the Titanic aroid...