Spring Beauties
Spring at Mountain View Experimental Gardens is a colorful time of the year. As the deep snow pack begins to recede, spring bulbs send up their flower stalks and display their beauty, catching the eyes of passersby.

Here are white and blue Grape Hyacinths (Muscari botryoides and M. armeniacum) and Crocus 'Prins Claus'. In the foreground are rose and white Drumstick Primroses (Primula denticulata) in an artificial bog garden. Behind the Grape Hyacinths is yellow Alpine Alyssum (Alyssum wulfenianum), a species of the Mustard Family that relishes the cold temperatures of spring at 10,000 feet.