Rainy morning stroll through Yampa River Botanic Park
|Bob Enever, on the spacious paths of Yampa River Botanic Park|
Here in the new Lily garden, the perennials make neat mounds and everything is labeled: and everything looks so happy: there's Origanum libanoticum in the center and Erodium chrysanthum--both Plant Select plants of Mediterranean origins: I am amazed that they grow so vigorously in the rich loam of this garden. Plant Select is well represented everywhere here...
Those are two of the Plant Select Penstemon x Mexicali next to Jan--'Red Rocks' and 'Pikes Peak Purple' I believe. These have been spectacular performers here (and everywhere else too)--here at the end of July they are looking the way they do in Denver in June.
|The new lily garden--with an electric patch of 'Angelina'|
|Sedum and Penstemons: a great combo|
|More Penstemon 'Red Rocks' in another part of the garden|
|June, of course, is the month for the Rock Garden|
Variegated Red Twig Dogwood and Erygo
|Arctostaphylos x coloradoensis 'Mock Bearberry'|
|The blue in the middle left is a big patch of Lavandula angustifolia|
|More misty views, with Solidago in the foreground foreboding the end of summer.|
|Zauschneria garrettii 'Orange Carpet' and Monarda didymaand and yellow lilies in the distance. |
Hemerocallis and Kniphofia on the right hand side.
Ending appropriately with the "Z's"--speaking of which I'll have to go catch some soon! Thanks for joining on a much too cursory rainy visit to one of our Mountain paradises of Colorado.