Home Canning

July 12, 2013 | Featured Instructor
The notion of putting food up is one that previous generations were familiar with - taking the bounty of the local harvest and preserving it for later. Of course, many of us didn’t grow up with the tradition of putting food up. But as we have become re-introduced with the art of growing our own...Read more
David Byrne & St. Vincent

Concert July 13 - David Byrne; Concert July 14 - Arlo Guthrie

July 9, 2013 | Doris Boardman
There are two concerts this weekend, and you can still get tickets to both of them! One is at Chatfield and one is at York Street. Be sure to read these bios compiled by Gardens’ member Rick Hum before you go to the concerts. David Byrne & St. Vincent Saturday, July 13, 2013 Doors: 5 p.m. /...Read more
Outdoor painting

Pleine Air Painting in the Gardens

July 5, 2013 | Featured Instructor
New or seasoned to the art of painting, join us at the Gardens for some inspiration for your next painting! Painting outdoors is attributed to the Impressionists. It was the magic of photography that allowed them to see what affect time of day and sunlight had on their surroundings. Before the...Read more
Yucca rostrata

Yuccalicious! Succulent delights at Denver Botanic Gardens' Yuccarama

July 2, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Yucca rostrata in Yuccarama There are certain floral spectacles through the gardening year at Denver Botanic Gardens that are not to be missed: when the foxtail lilies ( Eremurus ) are all in bloom early in June, for instance, or the Iris beds much of May and June... Well, right now we have the...Read more
Mount Goliath on Mount Evans

My First Visit to Mount Goliath

June 24, 2013 | David Rubin
The following post was written by Gina Wilson, a new Mount Goliath docent. I’ve long been a fan of the high country in Colorado and all the “little” surprises you can discover along a trail. Equipped with a magnifying lens, I’ve spent many hours on my hands and knees looking at the spectacular...Read more

Denver Botanic Gardens Loves Pollinators!

June 21, 2013 | Ann Montague
This week we’ve taken a few minutes from our busy schedules to consider pollinators and all they do for us and our environment. An earlier post advocated creating a pollinator-friendly habitat around your home or acreage. Here at the Gardens we’ve taken on that challenge as well. The basics for...Read more
Bumblebee on hymenoxys hoopesii

Pesticides, Pollinators and IPM

June 19, 2013 | Katy Wilcox
In honor of National Pollinator Week (June 17-23), a discussion of pollinators, pests, and how we deal with them seems in order. As gardeners, we are aware of the insect life that surrounds our favorite plants and flowers. We anticipate the fruits of our labor a when we plant our first seedlings...Read more

Fiber Arts at the Gardens

June 14, 2013 | Featured Instructor
Knitting and crocheting are not just about baby booties and cozying up to the fire in the dead of winter (although, don't get me wrong, those things are very pleasant), it's also about creating something beautiful and unpredictable with textiles that might match the current season. Yarns are now...Read more
Tony Bennett

Enjoy the first concerts of the season!

June 13, 2013 | Doris Boardman
The first concerts of the 2013 season are quickly approaching. Gardens’ member Rick Hum will again be providing us with some interesting background facts about each of the concert artists. Rick became a member of the Gardens in 2002 and has been to most of the Gardens concerts in past years. Rick...Read more
Compost (photo by normanack  - Flickr)

Successful Composting

May 17, 2013 | Featured Instructor
As most Colorado gardeners know, the first step to growing strong and healthy vegetables is to have good soil; and the first step to having healthy soil is to add organic matter by way of compost. While there are many sources for purchasing finished compost, creating your own compost is often a...Read more

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