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Eudora Street Garden, 1994

Former owner:
Kelaidis, Panayoti
Moore, Gwen M.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 92 transparencies
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Colorado, Denver, Denver
Eudora Street Garden (Denver, Colorado)
Raised rock berms, gravel and stone troughs were the planting beds of this vanished garden on an urban street, with a small lawn in the center of the backyard. Seeds for the bulb, perennial and cactus species planted with succulents, ground cover plants and dwarf conifers were collected by the owner in the alpine and steppe regions of the world. Regions included the American west, Turkey, western Asia, the Mediterranean, South Africa, Mexico and South America. Each species would have been adapted to its own native microclimate, and was shown to thrive in a rock garden in Denver's elevated altitude and hot, dry climate. Steppe plants tend to have silver, gray, hairy, spiny, waxy or leathery foliage and often brilliantly colored flowers, in this atypical garden. Several thousand species were propagated and sold by the owners through their business, Rocky Mountain Rare Plants. Also, the owner developed the Rock Alpine Garden at The Denver Botanic Garden, and grew and tested about 6,000 species of plants.
Persons associated with the garden include Panayoti Kelaidis and Gwen M. Moore (former owners).
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
This property is featured in "He Gardens, Denver Blooms" by Susan Clotfelter, published in The Denver Post, July 21, 2009; "A Rare Plantsman: Panayoti Kelaidis" by Lauren Springer, published in Horticulture, May 1, 2007
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