This week my son, his fiance and I, went to Colorado State University for our photo shoot. They have a garden where they grow annuals throughout the summer to test them for hardiness for the extreme climate in the High Desert. It is a great place to see sneak peeks of new hybrids being produced. This is where the “new” plants are chosen by CSU, and I believe the botanical gardens, along with High Country Gardens in Santa Fe…don’t quote me…to to be named “plant select” for the following year. This is a BIG deal. Gets the flowers or plants on the covers of magazines, etc. They are the stars. We are only paparazzi. There to admire and hopefully not get stung by bees. *grin*