Monday, August 27, 2007

Kendrick Lake Park

If you need some late summer inspiration for your landscape and gardens, I suggest a visit to Kendrick Lake Park in Lakewood, CO. Located on West Jewell Avenue between Garrison and Kipling, the park features a walking path around Kendrick Reservoir, a children’s play area, and a FANTASTIC xeriscape demonstration garden.

The garden was installed (yes, despite the scorn of many, those of us in the landscape profession happily use the word “installed” for plants and all of the many other materials that go into creating an outdoor environment!) several years ago and is finally reaching it’s potential. The garden focuses on native and adapted low water using perennials, grasses, and shrubs.

Right now the grasses are at their prime,

As are the hummingbird mints (Agastache)

And the Mexican hat (Ratibida)

I hope you have an opportunity to take a stroll through this garden---be sure to take your camera!


John said...

Terrific...but photograph before 7:45AM or after 6:45 PM

jocelyn said...

Yep, that's how the pros do it. Unfortunately, I'm more of a "driving along, skreech on the breaks, jump out and snap a picture" kind of photographer!

Thanks for visiting.