Troughs

(if you click on a picture you can view the whole lot as a slide show)
 
Troughs at Denver Botanic Gardens (mostly created as part of Wildflower Treasures, which was decommisioned this year: the troughs are in storage and hopefully will be put on display again in 2013)
 
Wildflower treasures in 2010. Today this is "empty ground" to become a vegetable garden in 2013
 
Erigeron compositus 'Como' and Phlox condensata in Pikes Peak trough
                    
Telesnix jamesii in the Pikes Peak trough: notice the phlox past bloom
                    
Townsendia parryi self sowing in an authentic antique Indian mortar (a hole was drilled in it!)
 
Another view of the same granite trough (very heavy!)
   
A grafted witch's broom Pinus aristata in the Mosquito Mountain trough, with a pure white form of Erigeron compositus.
                     
Lesquerella ovalifolia, Erigeron compositus 'Como' and witch's broom Cercocarpus intricatus.
 
Erigeron pinnatisectus and Phlox condensata
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Erysimum capitatum in the San Juan Mt. trough.

 Physaria eburniflora and Echinocereus viridiflorus in a trough designed by Mike Kintgen in the Rock Alpine Garden
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