|The Painter's Garden|
This, for example, is the Crevice Garden:
Here are other views of the Park:
A lawn for events
A frog by the pond
The love applied to the garden is obvious. These plants are cherished!
|Petunias, marigolds, ornamental cabbages...what else do you see?|
|Beautiful monardas, red blanket flower, a cultivated onion in seed,|
and a few yellow yarrow
The plants have name lables, generally accurate and near the right plant. Plants routinely get ahead of the staff at botanic gardens, leaving tags behind. Yampa's tags are better than the average botanic garden.
The plants range from ordinary garden plants--impressive at this elevation--to natives. Lots of diversity.
A grand bed of stonecrops (Sedum sp.) and pinks (Dianthus sp.)
|Stonecrops and pinks|
|yampa, Perideridia gairdneri|
The Penstemon Garden is an exuberant bed of beardtongues, genus Penstemon. I particularly liked this red one:
AND it is hummingbird territory. All summer they have hummingbirds in the Hummingbird Garden-- and everywhere else. Hummers are a treat to watch.
|Humming bird on monarda, Yampa River Botanic Park|
If you are in Steamboat Springs during the summer, don't miss the Yampa River Botanic Park. No excuses: it is free and open from dawn to dusk.
(If you know the Park well, you'll spot that my pictures could not have been taken in 2017. You are right, some are from as long ago as 2012. I keep going back!)
Comments and corrections welcome.
Kathy Keeler, A Wandering Botanist
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