A glimpse of the new Steppe Garden situated at the very heart of DBG: a garden that a few years ago I never would have even dared imagined might exist! I'm not sure how it came about, but I am thrilled with the result: I am sure this garden will usher in a whole new suite of wonderful plants for us to grow! Emmanuel Didier (of Didier Studios in Fort Collins) did the schematic design and oversaw construction. Mike Bone from our staff and his team did the planting design and installation. I've been doing the gawking!
An intriguing "trough"--with a spring on the other side...
Last week saw the dedication of a new All American Selection annual garden as well...surprisingly full when it had just been planted!
|Another glimpse of A.A.S.|
Closeup of Lilium henryi, which is growing in several gardens...
An overall shot in the perennial border.
Entrance to Plantasia
Closeup featuring the non-variegated, non golden form of Hakonechloa macra..still a striking plant for a shade garden.
|Seed on Paeonia mascula|
|I have an excessive fondness for Echinops (as do the bumblebees)|
|Melinis nerviglume in the South African Plaza|
|Original crevice garden|
|A fantabulous Scabiosa aff. graminifolia form|
|Just love the way plants grow in the crevices|
|Storm clouds of Limonium latifolium|
|A wonderful form of Scutellaria orientalis ssp. pinnatifida|
|Hips on Rosa pulverulenta|
|More Symphyandra hoffmannii|
|Acantholimon aff venusta|
|Daphne x 'Anton Fahndrich'|
|Impatiens glandulifera--dwarfed on a rock garden (it should be 8' tall)|
|Aquilegia hinckleyi (one of the best)|
|Polystichum aculeatum: I grew this from spore sent to me by Reginald Kaye in the 1970's|
|A hybrid of Clematis texensis|
|Rock Alpine Garden: Lilium davidii in foreground|
Snail's eye view of Lilium davidii: I do love lilies.
|Seedpods on peonies are amazing|
|Campanula fragilis v. cavolinii|
|Origanum 'Barbara Tinguey'|
|Dianthus petraeus v. noeanus|
|Campanula incurva--blooming still after 3 months!|
|Love the textures of summer...|
|The terrace parterre is looking full...|
|Delicious orange and chartreuse color scheme on the Promenade|
|Love our succulent collection and glad to see it escape the much too small, cramped greenhouse!|
|Dan Johnson is an amazing artist..one of his many gems at the Gardens|
|Zauschneria on Watersmart|
|Pictre taken on Thursday--the next day "Little Stinky" opened. Today (Monday, the 8) it's over...sorry we both missed it!|