This issue is a NORTHWEST COLORADO SPECIAL in anticipation of the Annual Meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in June 2016
This issue is a NORTHWEST COLORADO SPECIAL in anticipation of the Annual Meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in June 2016. Articles look at wildflowers, speactacular landscapes, varied ecologies, and some gradening developments.
An introduction (with great photographs) of the flora of four distinct areas: the Yampa Valley, the Rabbit Ears Range, the Park Range, and the Flat Tops Range.
The Western Slope runs west from the Continental Divide and has a distinct ecology which is discussed and illustrated with reflections on its precarious future.
The brilliant new alpine house with its tufa rock garden is discussed and shown. Obviously a must for a visit!
The author has been rock gardening for 25 years and he's only coming up to 34 now. Here he reflects on the way on which the local wildlife impinge on his rock garden outside Steamboat Springs. Compared with what Mike faces, you'll think yourself lucky.
The Yampa River Botanic Garden is situated in Steamboat Springs and in the last two years has developed a specatcular crevice garden which is now filling with wonderful mountain and dryland plants.
Browns Park is in the furthest northwest corner of Colorado. With a steppe flora of extraordinary variety this is "a truly wild remote part of the Rockies teeming with choice rock garden gems."
This article looks at the plants of Routt County and the neighboring Moffatt and Jackson Counties - plants that paint the hillsides; roadside favorites of the author; orchids; Middle and North Park. A great survey.
Details of the 5-day tour to Cody, Wyoming following the Annual Meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.