It was the day for a shop-up down in Fort Collins and my sweetie offered to take me by the CSU Flower Trial Gardens, which are awesome! A bunch of new varietals are planted each year then their performance is studied over the course of the season.
Every year that I am out here I make it a point to stop by after the flowers have had a chance to flourish a bit. What a show, not only are the flowers the best, but the buildings and grounds are so pretty too. This is going to be a bit of a flower-heavy post.
It doesn't matter if you like full-sun ground cover, tall stately blooms or shade-loving begonias, they're all here. Every newly-striped or spotted petunia, every gorgeous dahlia, or daisy or "you name it" flower. They also have a section for less commercial offerings such as those that attract pollinators, butterflies and the like. It's a magnificent show!!
Linda's in her happy place!
The rest of the trip back up the canyon was remarkable too, but I'm saving that for the next post. 😁 Thanks for stopping by!