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gardens on spring creek

Posted by sluice z5b CO (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 8, 11 at 20:39

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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RE: gardens on spring creek

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!


RE: gardens on spring creek

Beautiful rock garden!
I guess the cedrus is a curved larix.
The giant sequoia shows the few rains.

RE: gardens on spring creek

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 9, 11 at 11:42

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

RE: gardens on spring creek

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


RE: gardens on spring creek

Dax, thanks for the ID.

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

RE: gardens on spring creek

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Tue, Oct 18, 11 at 8:33

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.

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