Last Friday we featured some shots from Fine Gardening Editor Steve Aitken’s trip to Denver for the Perennial Plant Association’s National Symposium. Like anyone with photos from a trip, he has just a few more he wants to show you.

When I think of what a Denver garden should look like, this is what comes to mind.

Very few rules exist in gardening. Here is one you can count on: Nasella tenuissima looks great wherever it is planted.

Grasses, like this Helichtotrichon sempervirens, always bloom better out West than they do in my garden. I like to think it is because of the drier climate, not my inferior gardening skills.

When I see combinations like this, I know how my son feels when he sees a cool new Lego set. I WANT THAT.

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