Delta 'Premium Blue with Blotch' by Syngenta. Photo by Ryan ArbDelta 'Premium Blue with Blotch' by Syngenta. Photo by Ryan Arb
Freefall 'Purple Wing' by Flora Nova. Photo by Ryan ArbFreefall 'Purple Wing' by Flora Nova. Photo by Ryan Arb
'Freefall Marina' by Flora Nova. Photo by Ryan Arb'Freefall Marina' by Flora Nova. Photo by Ryan Arb
040216_UCAFlowers_RA-2Gold Collection 'Merlin' by Skagit Gardens, another Top Performer from last year. Photo by Ryan Arb
040216_UCAFlowers_RA-1Gold Collection 'Snow Fever' by Skagit Gardens, one of last year's Top Performers. Photo by Ryan Arb
As the trees around campus begin to bloom, so do the flowers planted in the Annual Flower Trial Gardens located by the University Center for the Arts. Only a small section of the garden has been planted, and most will be planted in late May, according to the Flower Trials website.
The purpose of the garden is to test the growth of different species of perennials in the High Plains Region. The flowers offer a beautiful place to walk, study, or enjoy a picnic with friends. It’s open to the public 24 hours a day free of charge.
Judging of the violas and pansies will take place on Wednesday, April 20th from 9am-11am in the gardens. The public is welcome to help judge.
For more information, you can go to http://www.flowertrials.colostate.edu
Collegian Assistant Photo Editor Ryan Arb can be reached at Photo@Collegian.com or on Instagram @raphoto