Betty Ford Alpine Gardens debut new facilities

15th August, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

This year, hardy Vail Valley hikers have waded through drifts of wildflower confetti. And while the wildflowers have flourished from a rainy summer, muddy trails have deterred some guests and residents. Nick Courtens, senior horticulturalist at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, says that the number of flowers in Colorado has been unbelievable this year. “It’s a phenomenal year for flowers,” he said. “It’s the lushest I’ve ever seen it.”Common wildflowers like paintbrushes are in abundance, as are some of Courtens’ favorites, like blue gentain, astors and other daisy varieties, cone flowers, and lots of berries, which Courtens anticipates will keep …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed



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