April showers bring rusty flowers: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

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Yard Arteology: The study of neighbors through lawn decoration...

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Sloan Lake: Corroded metal petals are a sure sign of spring.

Cold, wet, rainy April days may be a hassle to planning outdoor activities, but apparently they are great for the growth of rusty flower blossoms. In the photo above, a rusty bloom bursts from an old dead tree stump in the Sloan Lake neighborhood. And wetter weather means these oxidizing monstrosities are popping up in neighborhoods all across Denver...

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City Park: Rusty metal flowers need lots of rain.

With adequate April rainfall and consistent lack of attention, the fixed-wheel flower shown above can remain in rusty bloom throughout the year.

Below, a perfect rusty columbine requires proper mulching...

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