Rocky Mountains

August, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Summer Entertainment at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
The summer performing arts series continues at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens with two August performances. The Don Cossacks Dance Troupe of Russia will perform Saturday, August 14 at 6 p.m.; and Colcannon, playing some of the most exciting and entertaining Celtic sounds, will perform Friday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. You are invited to bring the family, friends, a picnic, and lawn chairs for this pleasurable entertainment at the Gardens. Call (307) 637-6458 for information.

Favorite or New Plant

Porcelain Vine
Porcelain vine (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata) is a vigorous and attractive vine from Asia that will rapidly grow and cover a trellis or arbor. It has dense foliage resembling leaves of a grape vine and works well for a screen. Its outstanding feature is not the flowers but the colorful turquoise-blue fruit. The foliage of A. brevipedunculata 'Elegans' is splashed a creamy-white and tinged pink that adds visual interest in the garden. It can be effectively used to cover unsightly walls, fences, poles, or even trained over large rocks. This vine will grow in sun to partial shade and in well-drained soil. It's hardy to zone 4.

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