(2008-04-25) This wonderful Pelican displays a bundle of Hen and Chicks.
(2008-04-25) Rock Gardening is all about the Rocks.
(2008-04-25) A sampling of rock garden containers.
Rock Garden Containers
(2008-04-25) Staggard rock walls make an ideal setting for rock gardens.
(2008-04-25) Astragalus utahensis (aka Lady Slippers or Loco Weed) is Utah native plant and is a member of the pea family.
(2008-04-25) Indian Paintbrush, a semi-parasitic plant, is one of the most difficult plants to grow in a garden.
(2008-04-25) Interesting plant with hanging flowers
Pepper like flower
(2008-04-25) A collection of planting tubes.
Tools of the Trade
(2008-04-25) This homemade cement container houses a magical rock garden.
(2008-04-25) This interestingly designed garden wall has two walls held apart by a 4x4. Garden plants grow from wholes on the side of the outer wall.
(2008-04-25) Designed to look simply like a gash in the lawn, this delightful garden includes hundreds of species including indian paintbrush and astragula.
(2008-04-25) This container of phlox was one of the stars of the show.
Phlox hoodii ??
(2008-04-25) Hen and Chicks bundle in the cracks of white rocks.
Hen and Chicks
(2008-04-25) Living Stones are a plant from Southern Africa.
(2008-04-25) A young living stone.
(2008-04-25) An exotic plant growing in a Salt Lake greenhouse.
(2008-04-25) This greenhouse contains desert species that find Utah a bit too cold.
(2008-04-25) The rock garden society is a club that takes joy in things that grow in the cracks of pavement.
Emerging from the cracks
(2008-04-25) A line of cement pots contain carefully nurtured rock gardens.
Miniature Rock Gardens
(2008-04-25) Rock gardens allow for artistry in both the placement of stone and plant.
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In my opinion, the rock garden is one of the highest form of the botanical arts. Masters of the art carefully reconstruct some of nature's most fragile ecosystems to grow plants from high alpine ridges and desert outcroppings.
The annual rock garden tour visits the gardens of the state's prize rock gardens. This year's tour was challenged a bit by the unseasonably cold Spring weather.