Let's go back to the Denver Botanic Gardens, shall we?
This is the Steppe Garden. Their website says: In the Steppe Garden, learn about the fragile steppe biome and about steppe landscapes across the world with climates and plant communities similar to our semi-arid region. Featured are Central Asian, South African, Patagonian and North American Steppes.
I wish I could tell you I sought out each of those featured locations and would be telling you more about them, but I did not. If there was further labeling about the regions I missed it.
Being a lover of potted plant collections I scooted right over to check these out
And was THRILLED to discover this, Hoodia gordonii (Southern Africa).
I don't remember how it happened but Andrew and I were looking for something online when I found this plant and he fell in love with it. I bought seeds last year but they weren't the real deal...so it was wonderful to see a blooming plant here "in the flesh"...
What the garden is all about...
I've no idea what this is, but the flowers are pretty fabulous.
And damn but Denver does Delosperma (ice plant) well!
And rocks. I previously called sempervivum the "it plant" of the Denver Fling but it may have been more accurate to go with rocks.
Not that I'm making fun of this incredible crevice garden "egg"...as it was amazing.
It had a flat-topped sibling.
I did not.
Nor did I climb on this strange thing.
I guess I can see kids feeling the urge to get up there and conquer the rocks.
Kinda like this plant is doing.
When I was there it didn't feel so beige, but looking back, beige.
Huh, lifted when cold weather hits, no doubt.
Did I mention the rocks?
And a bunny, a bunny just chomping away...
Weather Diary, Nov 13: Hi 53, Low 44/ Precip 0
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