While on our vacation in Avon, Colorado I took tons of pictures. There were so many beautiful flowers everywhere. We were out driving one day and came upon a beautiful little park called Nottingham Park. The pictures below are from our visit to that park.
The flowers were all marked with signs to let you know exactly what they were.
I was surprised by the varieties because many of them are grown in Texas too. The main difference was the size of the plants and in Texas we know that if the label says full sun that it really means part shade for Texas gardens.
I also noticed that many of the varieties in Colorado bloomed much longer and at different times than they do in Texas. By August our johnny jump ups and pansies are long gone. In fact they fade away in June but are replanted in the fall so they can bloom all winter long.
I noticed the gorgeous colors that were everywhere in Colorado. It was almost as if someone had adjusted the color in my eyes. I guess I just didn't realize how much the sun fades many of our plants in Texas, especially during the hottest months of July and August.
Nottingham garden was such a treasure to find and we enjoyed our visit there so very much.
I especially loved how they mixed some of their flowers in combinations that I had never considered. That is one of my favorite things to see in other gardens.
This plant below was the only one that I wasn't sure of. The sign was missing on this one so if any of you know, I would love to hear from you. It is such a bright and beautiful pink color. I wonder if it will grow in Texas?
Shasta daisies in August. What a treat!
Isn't this pink yarrow just gorgeous?
Here is a picture of more of the length of the garden.
I loved how they used the rocks as an edging around their garden
And they used larger rocks all around through their beds.
Aren't these lilies beautiful?
This is columbine the Colorado state flower. It looks so delicate but I know it to be a very hardy plant. I grow it in Texas but in full to partial shade. It is one of my very favorites.