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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers are Blooming early in Colorado’s Wildflower Capital, Crested Butte as the Wildflower Festival Time Approaches.

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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers are Blooming early in Colorado’s Wildflower Capital, Crested Butte as the Wildflower Festival Time Approaches.

Colorado’s wildflower season is starting early this year and there is no better place to see wildflowers than Crested Butte, the wildflower capital of Colorado.  

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A Look Back at Some Late-Blooming Wildflowers in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

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A Look Back at Some Late-Blooming Wildflowers in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

Here are some late-blooming flowers of the Gentian Family. Gentians usually have distinctive bell-shaped or tubular flowers in four or five parts. Most of the plants have leaves that grow opposite on the stem. There are 87 genera and over 1,600 species of Gentian Worldwide and 13 genera native to North America. 

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The Christmas Season is Soon Approaching!

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The Christmas Season is Soon Approaching!

High Country Artworks has updated its website and added new products just in time for the holiday season. Browse through the site that is now easier to navigate on all devices. See the cutting boards, books, and check out the new best-selling 2018 Wildflowers of the American West Calendar specially priced at 2 for $20.

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Cascade Mountain Wildflowers Color the Mountain Trails and Woodlands in Northern Washington State.

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 In August, authors Bernie Nagy and Linda Nagy visited the Cascade Mountains in Northern Washington. They were amazed at the wildflowers still in bloom. They saw some familiar Rocky Mountain wildflowers plus many new flowers. The new discoveries only grow in the Cascade Mountains. Mountain Heather in white and pink was at subalpine elevations.   Surprisingly, white Avalanche Lilies were still blooming in late August. Rosy subalpine Spirea shrubs were covered with rounded flowerheads of tiny 5-petalled pink blossoms.     Another standout flower was the evergreen Partridge-foot. Although the spikes of yellow flowers were small, they were growing in large...

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Crested Butte Wildflower Festival Spotlights the Town's Colorful and Abundant Wildflowers.

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One of the best places to see and to learn about wildflowers is at Crested Butte, known as the wildflower capital of Colorado. A great time to visit is during the Wildflower Festival that takes place this year from July 7-16 with additional events continuing through August. Since 1986, the town has hosted a wildflower festival. This year’s festival offers over 200 events from hikes and walks, art workshops, photography classes, jeep tours, botany & conservation/medicals, and more. Even if you don’t attend scheduled events that are well worth the price, you can travel the back roads on your own...

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