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...
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :(
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.