|Wouldn't you know, a Facebook friend (Rich Guggenheim) captured the Delphinium geyeri at Denver Botanic Gardens last Saturday far better than my several dozen attempts on two or three different days.|
This planting in our terrific recreation of the Great Plains ("Laura Porter Smith Plains Garden) was my favorite of several hundred floral spectacles that graced DBG in the past week or so: never have we had such a spendiferous and florally awesome spring and early summer before (and perhaps never again) thanks to unprecedented precipitation the first half of the year).
|Another fern growing on a shady bank, and going dormant since there hasn't been rain in a while (Cystopteris fragilis)|
|The ubiquitous Achillea lanata (our version of millefolium)|
|Only one bitterroot still almost blooming: most were almost in seed.|
|None of the Calochortus gunnisonii were open--too early in the morning!|