This is the perfect plant to add to your hummingbird garden. The Penstemon eatonii is native to the western states of the United States and is perfect addition to your Arizona garden.
The plant has spikes of clustered, tubular, scarlet red blossoms with yellow hairs on their lower lip which is what inspires the common “beard” name to the flower; the flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds.
If you are planting a garden in hopes of attracting a hummer, these will most likely do the trick . They multiply and will quickly need to be divided.
One of the largest collections of penstemon species in North America is found at The Arboretum at Flagstaff, which hosts a Penstemon Festival each summer.
Penstemon blooms from Feb-April
At maturity it can reach 24-36” inches high and 15” wide
We’d like to thank all of you that attended our plant sale this year. The funds we raise allow us to maintain public gardens in Chino Valley . A special thanks to our contributors without whom this sale would not be possible.
Antelope Garden Club Members and Friends
Bonnie Plant Farm
Earthworks Landscape & Supply
Mortimer Nursery & Landscaping
Valley Tree Farm
V&P Nurseries Inc.
Watters Design & Garden Center
Site: Walgreen’s, Chino Valley
Raffle donation: Wilby’s Compost
Tables: Friends of the Library
This beautiful Winged Commander Iris was grown by one of our
club members here in Chino Valley.
Irises are very easy to grow.
Click on the picture to learn more.
Don’t miss the annual Spring Iris exhibit at Mortimer’s Nursery May 17 2014
Click here to downloand the exhibit flyer
Alta Vista Garden Club, Prescott,Arizona, presents its biennial garden tour on Saturday, June 14th from
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
This site was shared by one of our members to help find planting dates for your area,
CHIHULY IN THE GARDEN
november 10, 2013 to may 18, 2014
PRESENTED BY JPMORGAN CHASE
|Discovery and surprise await you on the Garden trails. Artist Dale Chihuly returns to the Desert Botanical Garden this fall with a stunning exhibition of his extraordinary and vibrant works of art. Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world, in historic cities, museums and gardens. Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. Major exhibitions includeChihuly Over Venice (1995-96), Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem (1999), Garden Cycle (2001– present),and displays at the de Young Museum in San Francisco (2008), the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (2011) and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond (2012). Chihuly Garden and Glass opened at Seattle Center in 2012. Chihuly Garden and Glass opened at Seattle Center in 2012.|
ATTENDING THE EXHIBIT
|Three time periods per day: 8 a.m. – Noon / 12 – 4 p.m. / 4 – 8 p.m.|
|Garden Members | Make a Reservation
||General Public | Buy Tickets
CHIHULY AFTER DARK
8 p.m. – midnight | march 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 | april 5, 12 and 19
This spring we are offering special Saturday late night time periods with a live DJ and a cash bar. Reservations and tickets are available through ticketing (see above).
Members: $2 / General Public: $3.50
The Chihuly in the Garden Acoustiguide Audio Tour introduces a number of installations and artworks throughout the Garden and is available from November 10, 2013 – May 18, 2014.
With proceeds from our plant sale we purchased the bark and plants . There are 2 tree planters and 2 planters of plants. The plants are hard to see, but they are a Boxwood in the middle and thyme and sedums around it. They did not want any plants that would attract bees, and they wanted low maintenance. The school grounds people did the planting.
This year proceeds from our annual plant sale have allowed us to donate gardening tools to the Chino Valley High School. The students have two green houses and will start by growing tomatoes. They are in need of more garden tools so anyone who has extra tools at home please contact the high school to make a donation.