fall at denver botanic

In Denver last week, our very first stop (after our favorite noshery) was Denver Botanic.  This is high country, so you see a lot of drought-tolerant ornamental grasses, native plants and conifers here. I get great compositional ideas from DenBot.

As luck would have it, this time Henry Moore’s sculptures were on display. Take a look…

moore sculpture near the entrance

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ponderosa border at entry

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water feature with pennisetums

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pedestals and perennials

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fall blooming crocus: colchicum ‘waterlily’

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moore sculpture

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roses and juniper

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buddleia alternifolia ‘fountain butterfly bush’ and nessela tenuissima ‘mexican feather grass’

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pond

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moore sculpture in the herb garden

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scripture garden

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viburnum carlesii ‘korean spice viburnum’

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virburnum carlesii ‘korean spice viburnum’

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moore sculpture

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path to the asian garden

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river stone detail

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hakonechloa macra ‘japanese forest grass’

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moore sculpture

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closeup of a bloom

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the fading towering stalk of agave ‘henry’s parryi’

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eryngium still in bloom in the rock garden

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pond’s edge... lysimachia nummularia ‘aurea’ (gold creeping jenny) with conifers

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fountain

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giant 3' waterlilies

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ornamental grasses... nassella tenuissima ‘mex feather grass’, schizachyrium scoparium ‘little bluestem’), miscanthus

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ephedra ‘bluestem joint fir’, mexican feather grass, yucca, pine

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japanese garden

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conifers in the japanese garden

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ponderosa pine

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meadow with sculpture in the plains garden

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bix at water garden

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turtle sunning on rock

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glaucium corniculatum ‘red horned poppy’ and yucca

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wildflower rockery with sculpture

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salvia

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caesalpinia giliesii ‘bird of paradise’ shrub

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reclining figure on the water garden

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4 Responses to “fall at denver botanic”

  1. dcb says:

    That was a nice afternoon.

  2. Wendy says:

    Wow, what a great place! Bee-utiful pictures!

  3. Brook says:

    thanks, Wendy! love visiting there… they have two other gardens that we have yet to have time to explore, one in out in the countryside and another in the mountains.

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