Try Something Different

There are sooooo many gorgeous, wonderful, hardy, non-invasive, amazing plants from similar climates around the world that we could be growing more of. Get a taste for them here as these extremely knowledgeable men introduce you to them through their words and images.


Rock Gardening With Native Plants From Around The World

  • The huge diversity of plants: the more you look the more you will find
  • Where in the world do you find plants that adapt to our gardens in the Interior West?
  • PowerPoint Presentation – My favorite plants for rock gardens and native landscapes

Bill AdamsBill Adams owns and operates Sunscapes Rare Plant Nursery, a small specialty nursery growing choice rock garden, hardy native and unusual dryland plants from around the world. He is a leader in the current effort to promote Western Water Wise Landscaping in the City of Pueblo, where he has been instrumental in the designing, planting and maintenance of numerous Water Wise garden.


Why and How to Expand Your Plant Palette

  • There are so many great plant species and varieties
  • There are many benefits to growing a greater diversity of plants
  • How and where to find less common selections

Mike-Kintgen1Mike Kintgen, Senior Horticulturist at Denver Botanic Gardens. Mike is a remarkable horticulturist who began volunteering at Denver Botanic Gardens when he was just 11 years old and has been there ever since minus a three year hiatus from DBG to intern at Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Rhododendron Species foundation. After earning a degree in Landscape Horticulture at CSU he worked at Timberline Gardens in Arvada for eight months. Mike has since taken over charge of the rock gardens at DBG from Panayoti Kelaidis who claims that a person’s greatest honor is to have his successor be better at his craft than he himself was and says this is the case here. Mike’s passion for his subject is clear when seeing him in his garden surrounded by a unique and lovely diversity of plants from around the world; many of which came from his own collecting trips.


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