|Erica carnea 'Vivellii'|
I realize the winter heaths are a cliche in maritime climates--but it has never ceased to amaze me that after having these so wonderfully displayed at Denver Botanic Gardens there are still so few found in local gardens or nurseries. Some were blooming last fall! Memo to self: get a bunch more for my garden this spring!
|closeup of same|
|Erica carnea 'Snow Queen'|
Much slower growing than 'Springwood White' this has quietly expanded on this spot for 38 years. I know...
|Arctostaphylos x coloradoensis|
|Eriogonum umbellatum var. aureum 'Kannah Creek'|
This Epimedium is burnished. Others are not. Different taxa? Will check this summer.
Another strangely neglected plant: Ratstripper (who calls it that) looks wonderful exposed in full sun. The shady ones are greener. One day, I would like to see this in nature. I seem to get most of my wishes lately. I love this plant--so what if it's flowers are less than trivial?
Dan's stunning collection of this African (and apparently Japanese and Phillipine?) grass. Must grow Must grow! Bleached a fantastic shade of fawn by winter.
These have been out for two weeks and are gaining stature (in my rock garden). They were still scrunched up with cold when I photographed this. A balmy 31F too!
A little red among the straw in the Grass Garden.
One of the many masses of Epimedium pinnatum v. colchicum--the toughest and probably the best of the genus for us (and everyone else).
|Rohdea japonica and Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'|
I've been photographing this crevice garden since it was first built--I must string them together. What amazing changes! I have the most delightful colleagues under the sun.
|Narcissus minor 'Cedric Morris'|
I don't want to jinx anything so no comments...
I'm restraining myself...
Let's move quickly on...
|Verbascum bobyciferum fasciation|
My witty friends on Facebook made their usual snarky comments: