Last Day of Spring

Submitted June 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM

The Garden opened up to members just in time for the last days of spring. For those unable to make it, here is a sample...

Creeping Gold Buttons
Creeping Gold Buttons    Cotula 'Tiffendell Gold'

In the Water Conservation Garden, this ground cover makes everyone happy when they see it.

Pale Purple Coneflower
Pale Purple Coneflower    Echinacea pallida

This plant is widely used in modern herbal medicine. It has a stimulatory effect on the immune system. It can be seen in the Water Conservation Garden and Fragrance Garden.

Moonbeam Coreopsis
Moonbeam Coreopsis    Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

This little cutie can be seen in a few places throughout the Garden.

Sticky Jerusalem Sage
Sticky Jerusalem Sage    Phlomis russeliana

This unique plant in the mint family can be seen in the Water Conservation Garden.

Chocolate Flower
Chocolate Flower    Berlandiera lyrata

As it's name suggests, this flower smells like chocolate.

Milkweed    Asclepias speciosa

This is a host plant to the Monarch Butterfly. They lay their eggs on the leaves.

New Mexico Agave
New Mexico Agave    Agave parryi var. neomexicana

This plant hails from the dry deserts of southern New Mexico and west Texas.

Beaked Yucca
Beaked Yucca    Yucca rostrata

This is a staff favorite and another native of west Texas and New Mexico.

Now that the Garden is open to members, we hope to be seeing more of you. Don't forget to make a reservation if you do plan to visit.

Photos by Jason W. Baker

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