|The artist who created the garden I feature below: Kenton Seth|
There is some inspired landscaping nearby that's technically not part of the garden...this agastache was amazing.
Yet another long view...
Magnificent specimens of Salvia greggii 'Wild Thing' next to the parking lot.
I'm not sure which cultivar of Panicum virgatum--but it was quite compact.
Little Pickles--appropriately near the pickle ball court: my introduction from the Drakensberg was looking stunning. This came through last winter, I believe: Othonna capensis.
Little powder puffs of seed AND flowers on Townsendia incana.
Notice the Santa Fe phlox in front--it's been blooming for MONTHS here!
The Joshua tree made it through last winter (upper right)...
I was there with Jan, Liberto Dario (Eleftherios Dariotis) and Bob Beer--all of them impressed.
A magnificent dwarf form of Anthemis hosmariense--also hardy in this very cold spot.
Yes, Virginia, you CAN grow Castilleja. Notice the incredibly dense Eriogonum kennedyi in front--possibly the host plant.
Maihuenia poeppigii. A very primitive cactus that keeps leaves...
The compact matting hybrid of Heterotheca villosa x jonesii.
A closeup of Santa Fe phlox; (Phlox nana)
Eriogonum pulchrum from northern Arizona.
A very cool haplopappus from South America: there were a number of shrubby verbenas around as well from the same continent--very intriguing!
The wonderful Muhlenbergia reverchonii.
Notice a red spot in the middle?
A tad closer...
TA-DA! Here it is--a fabulous specimen of Monardella macrantha 'Marion Simpson': still blooming in October! (I photographed it last May as well here)...
And for the grand finale, a perfect specimen of Agastache rupestris...
This garden is about as perfect as a garden can be: I didn't see a single weed. Full of treasures that bloom for months and months--and with very minimal watering. I think this is a lesson that should stick! Bravo, Kenton! You're an inspiration to all of us!