Mexican Journal: Day 3 – Sierra Chincua Monarch Sanctuary

Mexican Journal: Day 3 – Sierra Chincua Monarch Sanctuary

February 10, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
After spending a couple of hours at the butterfly site, we head back, each of us having been touched by the wonder and spirituality of this experience. While we will always cherish this experience, our thoughts and prayers today were also with the local people of nearby villages who have been...Learn more
Mexican Journal: Day 2 – Tlalpujahua

Mexican Journal: Day 2 – Tlalpujahua

February 10, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
So, on Day 2 instead of visiting the Sierra Chincua Monarch Sanctuary we detoured to Tlalpujahua on the outskirts of the sanctuary in the Tansvolcanic Mountains of Central Mexico. The 2.5 hour drive from Morelia brought us to the quaint town of Tlalpujahua with narrow streets paved in cobblestones...Learn more
Dan Heims Distilled: Crazy Good Containers

Dan Heims Distilled: Crazy Good Containers

February 8, 2010 | Matt Cole
Wednesday night at 7:00 PM -- Container Crazy I've been hearing about Terra Nova Nurseries ever since I brought a grown-up's interest to public gardens. In particular, I remember installing coral bells ( Heuchera ) and foam flower ( Tiarella ) in a naturalized orchard in the midwest. The project...Learn more
Mexican Journal: Day 1 - Morelia

Mexican Journal: Day 1 - Morelia

February 7, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
Of course, a tour is not complete without visiting a place of botanical interest! So, in finding out that there was an Orchid Museum (Orquidario) within a short distance from our hotel, a few of us plant nerds ended up at the Orquidario. Though the display itself was not very significant, I am now...Learn more
Botany is for Gardeners

Botany is for Gardeners

January 21, 2010 | Matt Cole
I think botany is neat—fun, surprising, and engaging. While parts of plant biology are counter-intuitive, it's a marvelous world of interactions. But some people aren't into botany that way... Rumor has it that some people just want their plants to grow!Actually, when I garden, that is what I want...Learn more
Contain yourself!

Contain yourself!

January 20, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Have you noticed how container plantings seem to be popping up everywhere, more wonderful and strange every year? Few people are contributing more to the phenomenon (and doing so more creatively) than Dan Heims, president of Terra Nova, unquestionably America's most dynamic new plant development...Learn more
Holy Cacao! Making Chocolate with Your Child

Holy Cacao! Making Chocolate with Your Child

December 7, 2009 | Josie Hart Genter
Kids will taste chocolate that has no cream or sugar added usually referred to as baking chocolate. This is the first time you will see your child spit out chocolate! From there, the experience will only get sweeter and kids will finally find out what it is they really love about chocolate: cream...Learn more
Natural Dye Making in Berry Bonanza: Seedlings Classes

Natural Dye Making in Berry Bonanza: Seedlings Classes

November 13, 2009 | Josie Hart Genter
Ever wonder how to dye your clothing in a natural way? Kids love getting stains on their clothes anyway, right? Next Tuesday in our Seedlings weekly classes for kids 3-5, we will be making tie-dyed socks with berries. We will define what fruits are actually considered berries and which ones aren’t...Learn more
Botanica Magnifica on Saturday

Botanica Magnifica on Saturday

November 5, 2009 | Matt Cole
Anything about Magnificent Botany is bound to get my attention, so it was with great joy that I realized that the publication of this stunning book was bringing Dr. W. John Kress to Denver. He's a curator at the Smithsonian Muesum of Natural History, and I'm delighted to hear him speak! Jonathan...Learn more
 The Great Pumpkin Hunt: Seedlings Classes

The Great Pumpkin Hunt: Seedlings Classes

October 26, 2009 | Josie Hart Genter
Don't miss this class next Tuesday at Denver Botanic Gardens. If you have a 3-, 4- or 5-year old, sign them up for an adventure out in the Gardens. The adventure starts out learning about the pumpkin life cycle and the pumpkin plant family. Then we will go outdoors to hunt for all different colors...Learn more

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