Sunday, March 05, 2006

Western CO Botanical Gardens

Today was "Free Sunday" at the Western Colorado
Botanical Gardens here in Grand Junction. Once
a month they have a day in which there is no charge
to visit the gardens and take in the view of all
the nice plants. It's a nice oasis in the middle
of the high desert. They have a really large
greenhouse that houses tropical plants from all
over the world as well as butterflies, box turtles
and very large goldfish. It was very very humid
inside (especially compared to the really dry air
outside) and they were having an orchid show
while we were there. This time of year, the
outside plants aren't obviously very lush, but
they have a nice cactus collection and it looks
like they will have quite a few nice flower beds
and water plants later this spring.

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