Happy Fourth of July!
Come celebrate our country's independence and bring your family and friends to the Garden and explore the gardens and Natural Area. There is plenty blooming throughout.
Fire Chalice Zauschneria latifolia
This native, water-wise plant not only blooms for many weeks, it attracts bees and hummingbirds.
Black Jade™ Rose Rosa 'BENblack'
Of all the miniature roses, Black Jade™ is the darkest red of them all.
Double Flowered Lizard's Tail Houttuynia cordata 'Flora Pleno'
The leaves of this perennial have a slight fishy flavor and are used in Asian cooking.
Ryan Gainey Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens 'Ryan Gainey'
A mid-sized version of Annabelle Hydrangea in both plant and bloom size.
Blue Flax Linum lewisii
Delicate blue flowers appear at the stem tips throughout late spring and summer.
Finally, not only do we have beautiful flowers at Red Butte, we also attract wildlife of all types.
Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena
The male is easily recognized by its bright blue head and back, its conspicuous white wingbars, and its light rusty breast and white belly.
It's always a good idea to bring a camera with you when you stroll through the garden. You never know what you'll see.
Have a great Fourth of July and don't forget to drink lots of water!
Photos by Jason Baker