10 July 2011

Blooms on Sunday - 10 Jul 2011

We went to Steamboat Springs over Fourth of July weekend. We've been before and wanted to go again to this gorgeous area to see about getting away from the heat. That part didn't work out, it was in the 90s the whole time, but no worries, still had a good time fishing, hiking, shopping and finding good restaurants and people watching.
One of my favorite places in Steamboat is the Yampa River Botanic Park. This lovely garden has grown since our last visit a few years ago. It's all done by, I'm pretty sure, by volunteers and there's no admission fee! There is a donation box and donation program, but I know it can't cover the costs. Thank goodness for the volunteers. Russian Tulip

Wooly Yarrow...this one is a groundcover and I can't wait to find some to add to our gardens

Gaillardia or Blanket Flower "Arizona Sun"

I'm going to try this rock garden somewhere at our place

Would that I could grow poppies this wonderfully

I love this garden art statue!!

I kept seeing fields of this bloom and thought it was a sunflower. Found out it's Mule Ear, named so because of its leaves shaped like, well, mule's ears.


Imzadi Dragonfly said...

That’s one serious venus fly trap they have there.

Aurian said...

Lovely pictures again Vickie, I myself went to a complex where they have multiple gardens where Orchids grown like in their natural habitats. Lukcily the sky was overcast, as they were all kinds of greenhouses. Some hot, some cold, and a lovely hot butterfly garden with very strange and gorgeous butterflies.

Vickie said...

Jenna: I know! Wouldn't want to meet up with one that size in real life. *grin*

Aurian: I would love to visit the gardens in your comments. Butterfly gardens are what we strive for. I love watching them visit our blooms.

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

that Gaillardia is gorgeous!.. i've never seen anything like it

Vickie said...

Brandi: Isn't it? I had to take a picture of it and the label so I could remember and get it for my garden. Those are some of my favorite flowers.
Thank you for visiting!