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Meconopsis sulphurea is a Himalayan lampshade poppy

Himalayan Super Bloom: How About China?

January 7, 2020 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Colorado wildflower lovers know that the Rockies seem to have a super bloom every year in the high mountains. The Himalayas likewise have a reliable super bloom in the summer months—with a rather different palette of plant gems. In China you will find hundreds of kinds of rhododendrons and primulas...Learn more
Part Two: A Green Roof in the City

Part Two: A Green Roof in the City

December 2, 2011 | Julie Casault
It is amazing to look back over the past year and see the amazing transformation that Mordecai Children's Garden Green Roof has gone through. Fall 2010: The garden began to establish, welcoming families to experience the alpine ecosystem. Summer 2011: The garden came to life with beautiful color...Learn more
Brrrrrrrrrr! It's COLD out there!

Brrrrrrrrrr! It's COLD out there!

February 2, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
September was perfect seed season on this pass, but there were a wealth of little gems still blooming: the white daisy above was especially winsome (notice the dense tuft of silvery leaves!) and the miniature campanula below were two of the tinier gems that would make awesome additions to an alpine...Learn more