A late winter garden: technically!
|Draba hispanica and Bukiniczia cabulica doing their thang|
*I henceforward refer mostly to Sandy by synedoche: she is the principal gardener after all (though Bill has engineered much of the construction, waters and is a full partner in appreciation and criticism).
|Massive Convolvulus assyricus|
|Tulipa humilis in a vivid shade on the rock garden|
|Helleborus x hybridus|
|Cylindropuntia 'Snow Leopard in the background, Shepherdia rotundifolia center.|
Of course, the gazebo is most fetching in summer, festooned with roses and clematis: winter does reveal structure and form. Sandy won't tell me what she paid for this (she glimpsed it dis-assembled in a nearby backyard and bargained with the owners for it. I have a hunch she got it for a song and is embarrassed to admit it! I'll probably never find out (Yankees are cagey, none more so than this clever cookie from Cape Cod! )
|The big silver in the foreground is Acantholimon hohenakeri|
|Another shot of the same berm: their first big new project when I first met them in 1980.|
|Seseli gummiferum in a rock crevice--emerging from dormancy. Soundly perennial here.|
|I've not shown much in the way of the Snyder garden sculptures: there are lots, and wonderfully sited throughout.|
|The first crevice garden in the Rockies|
Another shot of the same.
|Viburnum farreri 'Nanum'|
|V. farreri 'Nanum' from further out...Just starting to open.|
|Buffalo grass garden|
|Another shot of the same...|
And this is the last: the reason Mike Kintgen and I came down was to see the crocuses. But there's always a lot more in Snyderland!