Red Butte is splendid most days, but during the fall on a clear sunny day no place in Salt Lake City can compare. A friend and I visited last week, just for the chance to run our hands through mounds of ornamental grass such as the blue gramma above. Continue reading “Red Butte Garden, Late October 2017”
I love meeting new plants, strange fellows that seem completely improbable. This morning we spotted these Japanese Cobra lily – Arisaema sikokianum- zone 4-9.
What started as a single large living wall in the orangerie of Red Butte Garden has grown into a grandiose triptych including what seems like dozens of plant species. I am a closet begonia lover… which seems a waste since they like to grow indoors and can do so with limited sunlight. Anyway… want a closer look:
With such an extended indian summer just coming to a brutal end, I was curious to see the changes in the garden. How had the plants taken to the first few frosts. Which had been taken out, where new planters displayed? The orchid show gave me the needed push to go find out.
The Red Butte Garden Orchid show is held in the conservatory located right next to the main/administrative building. It’s a heavenly place to spend of moment admiring improbably exotic blooms. This event is hosted by the botanical garden but presented by the Utah Orchid Society. Continue reading “2015 Red Butte Garden orchid show”