A typical spring day in paradise...(Darmstadt Redux)
|Rock Garden at Darmstadt Botanic Garden|
|Dryas x suendermanii|
I meant to post this on my last blog, since this is actually growing in the hardy succulent garden which is under Klaus Werner's purview: but better late than never. I don't think we have grown this essential Western American shrub at Denver Botanic Gardens (until perhaps very recently), but I saw this in several German botanic gardens: go figure! It would be curious to know if it is in cultivation in any American botanic gardens at all (outside California, of course, where they have real botanic gardens). Not to reveal my prejudices, however. If you are a botanic gardener at an American botanic garden outside of California (where they have real botanic gardens--did I already say that?), perhaps you should obtain this for your garden.
|Dirk Heyer |
Gartenmeister Freiland, Alpinum
Dirk could not figure out why I wanted to take a picture of him, or of his office, tucked away in the Darmstad botanic garden woods, near his rock garden. I assured him that people would be interested: is that a charming place to work or what?
|Female Gingko bloom: the arrow shows droplet of exudescence|
|Dr. Schneckenberger admiring his flowering Gingko in the meadow in front of the entrance to the Garden|
|Rhodies in glory at Darmstadt|
Next Blog: the unbelievable Palmengarten of Frankfurt: which I think may be the best botanic garden in the world. How's that for a cliff hanger?