Best Flower Watching

Daily file photoThe stunning Betty Ford Alpine Gardens' assortment of perennial beds, rock gardens and waterfalls dramatically display an astonishing array of the world's most unique and beautiful high-elevation plants. The staff works on various conservation and research programs that provide crucial information about the support for diminishing mountain plant populations.

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Vail’s Back Bowls

The stunning garden in Vail is no secret.

Melissa Kirr, garden supervisor, says the beautiful landscapes are a result of the the hard-working volunteers and the small team of four who sees to it that proper care is taken to make the flowers flourish. It’s a lot of watering, dead heading, pruning and fertilization, and tons of weeding.

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“That’s the major one there,” Kirr said.

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