Life Lesson: Going to the Botanic Gardens in the spring is a mistake.
A BIG mistake!
Hubby and I visited the Denver Botanic Gardens on Earth Day. We saw amazing displays of flowers. We took lots of pictures of plants and flowers, with their name tags, to remind us of what we want to have in our garden, eventually.
On the way home we stopped by a nursery we have seen, but never visited. That was the mistake. We bought a bit of this and that.
Tall snapdragons - in a brilliant red
Dahlias - in lovely pinky-reddish-orange colors
Raspberry bushes - well, they aren't bushy yet!
A yellow-flowered Barberry - the one at the garden was magnificent
A bleeding heart
It all adds up so quickly!
Now, I want to plant. But I can't! The gardens are at a lower elevation and I suspect there may be an additional climactic difference due to the heat sink effect of the city. They are a few weeks ahead of us. Our 'last frost date' is May 30. We have been known to have 2' of snow in May. So... I tend my beautiful 'Garden in a box' and wait.