gardens on spring creek

sluiceOctober 8, 2011

A community botanic garden in Fort Collins, CO.

This summer they put in a new rock garden. Let's have a look!

The rock garden. It seems they have not yet labeled many of the plants.

Picea pungens

Pinus flexilis

Pinus monophylla (and maybe some Arctostaphylos and Cercocarpus in there too)

Cupressus arizonica

Rock garden

Pinus aristata


Pinus edulis

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Pinus monophylla

Pinus edulis dwarf (in bloom, penstemon?)

Rock garden

Sequoiadendron giganteum, at the entrance of the garden

The largest sequoia I've seen in Colorado (although there are probably larger)

It was cold and raining, and before long I was soaked!

We've had 0.36 inches of precipitation in the past 24 hours; the monthly average for October is 1.18.

It will be fun to see how these conifers do over the coming years.

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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Beautiful rock garden. Thank ya Sluicer for giving the tour.

You ask: Pinus edulis dwarf (in bloom, penstemon?)
Spiderwort is the perennial.

Thanks again and again!


    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 11:13AM
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Beautiful rock garden!
I guess the cedrus is a curved larix.
The giant sequoia shows the few rains.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 11:37AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

sluice, what is the trick with growing some of these plants in zone 5b? Perhaps lower humidity out there?

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 11:42AM
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Ament(5a SD)

Just beautiful, even with the rainy day, Thank you for the tour! :)


    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 12:24PM
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Dax, thanks for the ID.

whaas, I agree, the semi-arid climate is likely beneficial for some of these.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 3:14PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

Pretty good rock work.
It will be fun to see how this gardens matures.
I was in Colorado from north to south this Summer for two weeks, but missed Fort Collins.
You live in a beautiful state....if you stay in the mountains.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2011 at 8:33AM
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