It's thinking beyond their legendary setting, skiing an hour west, professional sports, big concerts, summer events, fit people galore, sports racks on every 3rd vehicle or microbrews. I wonder how the latest at the Denver Botanic Gardens might unleash and be translated across their city and endless suburbs?
What do you think of my first cool season visit in a decade?
|Morning light on a winter-red mass of Little Bluestem / Schizacrium scoparium,|
against the gray board-formed concrete wall. Pagoda Tree / Sophora japonica
silhouettes in the background, with the seed pods. Oooh!
|Seep Muhley / Muhlenbergia reverchonii - looks like a smaller version of the |
common 'Regal Mist' Gulf Muhley used in many Abq-region landscapes.
Except this central and north Texas native is winter-hardy in Denver!
|More winter interest, but this time using a cold-hardy cactus in a container, perched|
up high to accent that sky and cream-colored wall and wall cap. The blue sky with
the columnar tree picking up the container color - perfect.
|In the shade following some below zero weather, a deciduous Quercus leaf is frozen in time - a white oak of some sort.|
|Like I said - what a leaf!|
Note that winter interest need not be confined by just conifers, though they work, too? Even in Denver.