A study in reds (Denver Botanic Gardens October 18, 2016)


All of these pictures were taken about 5:30-6:00PM on a rapid visit of two or three of the dozens of gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens. Ordinarily, we will have had hard frost by now, but this is obviously a special year. It seems the various shades of red/vermilion/fulminating scarlet are the theme of the evening and this blog, starting with Tigridia, which was still blooming in the Ellipse garden. For some reason, the images weren't all loaded sequentially--so scenes reappear randomly. So be it (I don't have the time or inclination to spend  hours fixing things!). I'll try and label what I can...

Diascia 'Flying Colors Red' in the Steppe Garden

Diascia 'Flying Colors Red' in the Steppe Garden

Diascia 'Flying Colors Red' in the Steppe Garden

Diascia 'Flying Colors Red' in the Steppe Garden

Diascia 'Flying Colors Red'  alongside Diascia integerrima 'Coral Canyon' in the Steppe Garden

Diascia integerrima in the Steppe Garden

Foliage of Arctotis adpressa in the Steppe Garden

Senecio speciosus
in the Steppe Garden


The Steppe Gardebn

Berkheya purpurea

Berkheya purpurea

Melinis repens in the Steppe Garden


Melinis repens in the Steppe Garden

Leonotis leonurus

Dia de los muertos altar


Dia de los Muertos dedication to staff horticulturist Ann Montague who died rather suddenly a month ago.

Ann's altar


Gate in Romantic Garden

Romantic Garden

Chihuly's "Colorado" sculpture in the Ellipse





Adlumia fungosa trailing in the parking lot

Adlumia fungosa



Digitalis purpurea v heywoodii

Aster tataricum

Eupatorium in seed


Amsonia in fall color

Aconitum carmichaelii

Verbascum nigrum in two color forms

Muhlenbergia reverchonii





Crataegus hybrida

Crataegus hybrida





Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima): incredibly fragrant



Chihuly's "Colorado" sculpture in the Ellipse


Chihuly's "Colorado" sculpture in the Ellipse

Hardy Agapanthus in seed

Katy Dickson taking a picture

Boston Ivy on the Waring House

Castor beans in the Ellipse

Chihuly's "Colorado" sculpture in the Ellipse

Amaranthus cruentus 'Joseph's Coat' mimicking Chihuly's "Colorado" sculpture in the Ellipse (or the other way around?)

Chihuly's "Colorado" sculpture in the Ellipse

Comments

  1. Wow! So beautiful, the autumn colours really match with the house and the sculpture, it must off been amazing to be there. Amazing photos! Thank you so much for sharing with the world.

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