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Inconspicuous Flowers

They're often easy to overlook and not much attention is given to them by the average garden visitor,so I thought I'd put them in the spotlight today. They are the inconspicuous flowers of Red Butte Garden.

The first two photos are Utah natives.

Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany
Curl Leaf Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus ledifolius

Shameless Plug


It's Finally Here!!
Pocket Naturalist
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New Discovery!!!

On Monday April 28th Red Butte's Naturalist Faye Rutishauser, discovered a plant right here in our own natural area that hasn't been seen in the Salt Lake area since the late 1940's!!! Beckwith's Violet (Viola beckwithii).

Viola 1

Daffodils and Natives

The daffodils are as beautiful as ever! There are so many different types, sizes and colors it's hard to imagine without actually seeing them. My favorite is the kind with the orange throat.

Orange throat

It's Spring!!!

It was such a nice day outside today that I just had to get out and see what was happening in the garden. As soon as I set foot on the floral walk I saw the most amazing display of daffodils! There are thousands! All different sizes and colors!

Daffodils
Floral Walk Daffodils

Daffodils
More Floral Walk Daffodils

Frozen Flowers

On Wednesday I was alerted to a great photo opportunity by our Fragrance Garden horticulturist Fritz.

It's amazing what these plants can tolerate!

Frozen Hyacinth

Frozen Hyacinth

Frozen Hyacinth

 

 

Natural Area Hike

Bill, the assistant curator and I went up into the Natural Area of Red Butte Garden last Friday for our first official hike of the year.

It was a rather cool day as a storm was coming in, but the overcast sky allowed for some great photos.

As we started up the trail we were welcomed by a friendly ground squirrel.
Ground Squirrel

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting our "What's Blooming Blog".

It's a great place to see wonderful images of cool and interesting plants in bloom here at The Garden.

My name is Jason Baker and I am the Curator of Plant Records for Red Butte Garden. If you find me out wandering in the garden, come over and say "Hi". I'll be the 6' 4" tall guy with the camera around my neck.

Botanical Position

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