Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hayden Conference Center rain garden

This was an excellent project, sponsored by CU Extension's Water Quality programs, Pickens County Stormwater Initiative,  and Pickens County Extension.

I described the plants and process on a recent post on my personal gardening blog.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Small meadow plantings

Junction of Arboretum Rd and the service road to the Hort. Support Area
Don't miss the recently-added small meadow plantings if you have a chance to visit the Garden sometime soon.

Kathy Bridges, one of our staff horticulturists, has been working magic creating small meadow swaths along our entrance road medians, along the Arboretum Road, and the junction towards the horticultural support area.

The small meadow planting at the junction is particularly nice, and looks great in early morning light.

Monday, October 3, 2011


Fall is one of the best times to visit the Garden. Our perennial borders in the Children's Garden, and above the Hayden Conference Center are outstanding, not to mention the Butterfly Garden (just beyond the Children's Garden).

Lots of flower visitors --butterflies, flower flies, bumblebees, honeybees, carpenter bees, sweat bees, wasps, etc. -- check them out!