I tried to fool myself by thinking I was in Wisconsin but no, I wasn’t. Though, the July temperatures were cooler and the scent of pine was in the air, I knew I was still in Arizona.
Joy of joys, I came away from Flagstaff loving the town and its botanical garden built high in the sky.
Summer is a good time to go to a botanical garden that is outside and, no less, when they are selling garden stuff?
Sometimes you will find surprises.
This sturdy hummingbird feeder has four stations. The garden must have been expecting a lot of company!
Raspberry bushes? Here in the midst of a meadow an idea to take back home.
A red valerian flower (Centranthus ruber) among perennial geranium. (Credit Chris Eirschele.)
Yellow columbine (Aquilegia); yellow, white, and pink yarrow; blue Rocky Mountain penstemon; orange sneezeweed (Hymenoxys hoopesii); and, far right, torch lily (Kniphofia uvaria) in the pollinator garden.
What better way is there to rejuvenate our garden spirit than by visiting a garden that is new to us ? A way to stay gardening.