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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:25 AM

Post #6730239

I have visited this public park twice now. There are a lot of Plant Select plants here. I am not sure if it is a trial garden or not. I will look into it. Here is the second group of pics because I don't know where the first set went. I hope you enjoy...

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:28 AM

Post #6730254

Linum

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:31 AM

Post #6730274

Pulsatilla

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:33 AM

Post #6730289

Delosperma and Clematis

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:35 AM

Post #6730297

ID?

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:36 AM

Post #6730305

ID? Crappy pic but very cool plant.

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:40 AM

Post #6730323

Sedum 'Angelina' and ID?

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:41 AM

Post #6730327

Grass and Knautia

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:42 AM

Post #6730332

Yucca

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:46 AM

Post #6730348

Phlomis

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:48 AM

Post #6730357

Ephedra and Artemisia

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:50 AM

Post #6730361

Salvia ID?

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:51 AM

Post #6730367

Helictotrichon and Achillea

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:52 AM

Post #6730373

A different view...

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:53 AM

Post #6730381

Artemisia and Allium

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:54 AM

Post #6730385

Allium

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:56 AM

Post #6730394

Hesperaloe

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:58 AM

Post #6730405

Marrubium

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
4:00 AM

Post #6730410

Poppies!

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
4:01 AM

Post #6730417

ID on the cactus?

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plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
4:03 AM

Post #6730422

Salvia daghestanica, I can't get a good pic of it.

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pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2009
5:07 AM

Post #6730695

Wow! What a bunch of beautiful flowers for the dry mountainous areas we live in. I think the cactus is a claret cup, but couldn't see enough or the plant to be sure. Claret cup grows wild around my part of the world.
So many beautiful plants. Is this part of the Denver Botanic Gardens? I get the feeling that Plant Select is their label.
Georgeous stuff. Leading the way for gardeners throughout the Rockies. The linum appears to be on steroids! What wonderful dry lands flowers they select and sell. I am up for more.
dparsons01
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

June 24, 2009
5:39 AM

Post #6730733

Thanks for posting those plutodrive.
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
3:35 PM

Post #6731916

Very nice!!!
plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2009
6:44 PM

Post #6732832

I'm glad you guys like it. Apparently there are these demonstration gardens all over Colorado. There are also a couple in Wyoming and Montana. http://plantselect.org/map.php

"Plant Select® is a cooperative program administered by Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University in concert with horticulturists and nurseries throughout the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. The purpose of Plant Select® is to seek out, identify and distribute the very best plants for landscapes and gardens from the intermountain region to the high plains."

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dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 24, 2009
8:32 PM

Post #6733266

Luvly. I think the yellow shorter daisylike plant is an anthemis.
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2009
9:42 PM

Post #6733579

Unfortunately, there seem to be none in new Mexico.
dparsons01
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

June 24, 2009
9:56 PM

Post #6733635

I thought High Country Gardens had some relationship with the Plant Select organization. At the very least they seem to support them.
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2009
10:23 PM

Post #6733746

They definitely support Plant Select and sell a bunch of their stuff. They do have a demonstration garden as well, but they aren't listed as having a Plant Select Demonstration Garden. I think the Demo Garden at High Country ( Santa Fe Greenhouses) is older than Plant Select. At least I am guessing that it is.
roybird
Santa Fe, NM

June 24, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6734028

Very pretty park to visit and take pictures, Plant Select or not. I think the cactus is "claret cup" which seems to grow everywhere and look good!
DenverJude
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2009
3:15 AM

Post #6735051

Where is this beautiful park? I don't recognize the name of it.
plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2009
3:35 AM

Post #6735134

Hi DJ, it is on Jewel between Kipling and Wadsworth. There is a nice path around the lake, a one mile walk. Another spot I like to walk around is at the Lakewood Commons. They have paths and horse trails around that lake. There are also a couple of cool gardens too but Kendrick's are better.

Thanks for the Baby Sun. I noticed that the flower follows the sun. Pretty cool.

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DenverJude
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2009
10:16 PM

Post #6738540

You're welcome! Thanks for the park info. I'll have to go check it out one of these days. Always like to find new places to go for a pleasant stroll.

Kylaluaz

Kylaluaz
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #6739261

Oh, yummy pictures, thank you so much! I have those same poppies, I believe, blooming like crazy in a bunch of stuff from a Territorial Wildflowr Mix I wintersowed, it is a real success and I plan to get more of that blend -- formulated for this dry central area of Northern CA, it would probably do well for y'all also. Contains red flax, clarkia, baby's breath, what I suspect is an erisymum cause the flowers look like that, bachelor button, and t he poppies and some other stuff.

And I agree I think the little feathery yellow baby is anthemis of some kind.
plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 26, 2009
2:25 AM

Post #6739654

I got an id for the anthemis on the id forum... Anthemis biebersteiniana. Took less than 10 min.! I'm thinking that it would look great in my garden. Thanks for helping. I would also like the Claret Cup. Is this what you guys are talking about? http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55534/ I have three other cactus/succulent plants that are supposed to be borderline hardy here but I'm afraid to try them outside during the winter.

plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 26, 2009
2:39 AM

Post #6739714

I want some poppies in my garden next season Kyla. Was thinking calfornias and Lauren's Grape. But there are so many cool ones that it is difficult to choose. Glad your wildflowers are a success. I got some Coreopsis tinctoria in a trade that I hope will seed itself around.

Kylaluaz

Kylaluaz
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2009
3:33 AM

Post #6739957

Poppies are great fun. Did I say I have Lauren's Grape about ready to bloom? I can't wait to see them, the buds are humongous, they must put on quite a show.
roybird
Santa Fe, NM

June 26, 2009
3:47 AM

Post #6740003

I like all poppies and none do very well for me! I did have Lauren's Grape in pots one year and they are very cool. Didn't last long enough, tho. I have Dahlias in pots this year and they are getting buds now. It is so exciting when they open! We are having so much humid, rainy weather it is weird. If this keeps up I may want delphiniums.
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #6741068

I love poppies both annual (California and Lauren's Grape and others) and also perennial ones. I have a nice bunch of oriental poppies in my raised bed in the back yard. I found them difficult to get started -- lost several but kept trying. Finally, the ones I planted in the fall took off and bloomed magnificently this year. By they way they clash famously, plutodrive, I have orange, salmon, pink and deep red, that I would say is a blue red. Here os the red one. Once they get started they are pretty easy to take care of. Just water is all I use. O don't grow them from seed, but I have. It works fine.
I have Danish Flag and Lauren's Purple of the annuals. Danish Flag looks good, Lauren's Purple less so because it is planted in the 6 inches of rock that still covers part of my front yard. It may flower, but it is no where near as good looking as the Danish Flag right next to it that is actually planted in soil -- in a place where I removed the gravel and landscaping fabric.

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dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 26, 2009
2:33 PM

Post #6741140

I grew the anthemis tinctoria kelwayi from seed this year. Great germinater. http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds1/product/7842/1/
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2009
3:12 PM

Post #6741306

Very pretty, too.
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 26, 2009
4:24 PM

Post #6741609

Loving the poppies! I just received some Flander's poppy seeds from a DG friend, need to get them planted, but haven't decided where. Has anyone grown those in pots? Do we think it's possible?
pajaritomt
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2009
4:26 PM

Post #6741615

I would imagine you could grow them in pots, but I think you would eventually want to put them in soil. They are beautiful in masses which is how they grow in Europe. I think they bloom in the early spring though. This may not be the time to plant them.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 26, 2009
6:12 PM

Post #6741910

Brenda I would wait and plant your poppy seeds in late fall or early spring.
mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

June 26, 2009
6:20 PM

Post #6741933

Yes, the poppy seeds are so little they dry out rapidly, which rather ruins germination or survival if they are trying to sprout in hot dry windy moments...

I have a new red orange oriental blooming next to a powerful purple iris. Looks great! Not subtle, but great!

dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

June 26, 2009
6:25 PM

Post #6741951

Pics mulch!!!! Poppy pics please!!!! I am broken hearted that my opium poppy patch was smothered by chickweed this year :( I have some in other spots but I luved that patch. My dear friend Jo North is bringing me some opium poppy babies tomorrow to replant that poppy patch and I hope they transplant ok. Evil, heartless chickweed :(
mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

June 26, 2009
6:59 PM

Post #6742054

Unless they are tiny they will resent being transplanted. Good luck with them. I don't seem to have many this year as the Shirley poppies came in thick and never let the other get going. I have a few. I suppose I may have to thin the Shirleys next year, but sheesh. I always wonder what color they are going to be, hard to just rip them out.

I am heartless enough to rip out red Shirleys when they bloom as they revert slowly to red when reseeding themselves if you let them just go their own way. I have a few too many reds at the moment, so I am rebalancing them.

I will try photographing the red orange poppies with the purple iris tomorrow. They are behind a pine and do not get my favorite early morning light, but if it is not overcast tomorrow morning I may get some decent light on them. It was too dull an overcast light this morning to inspire me to shoot.
dparsons01
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2009
8:45 PM

Post #6742446

From your description mulch, I don't think you need to worry about any outside sources of light to make your flowers bright enough.
mulchmania
Ennis, MT
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2009
2:10 AM

Post #6743757

^_^ I am picky, that's all...
roybird
Santa Fe, NM

June 27, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6743945

Can't wait to see them! I do think poppies look best massed no matter what color they are.

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