The plants that one encounters in gardens and nurseries in the Front Range area of Colorado, and elsewhere in our region, are utterly different from what one would have encountered 50 years ago. A large proportion of the native and adapted plants utilized nowadays in American gardens debuted on the grounds of Denver Botanic Gardens. Many of these plants simply are not found in common reference books or even on the Internet. The purpose of this book is to inform readers about 50 special plants selected from the wealth of garden plants introduced over the history of Denver Botanic Gardens, as well as how to use these plants in the home garden. Each plant description is accompanied by beautiful color photographs and hand-painted renderings from the gifted artists of DBG’s Botanical art program.
Published in conjunction with the Denver Botanic Gardens, fifty plants were chosen to demonstrate the complex and fascinating stories that that comprise DBG collections at any given time, as well as how to use these plants in the home garden. Plant descriptions are accompanied by fine hand-painted renderings from the gifted artists from DBG’s Botanical art program.