Frost and Photos: Gardens Good To Go for Family Portrait Day

October 7, 2012 | Matt Cole
[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Gardeners sometimes anticipate the changing of the seasons with glee; new weather means new tasks, a change of pace. But fall and its frosts are a little different. When a gardener is an artist, and the cultivation of plants is his or her...Read more
Ghosts in the Gardens

Ghosts in the Gardens

October 4, 2012 | David Rubin
The following post was written my Mike Kedziora, Assistant Manager of Visitor Services. Denver Botanic Gardens is a shining oasis nestled amid the hustle and bustle of the Mile High City. Guests from all over the world come to visit our living collections; to examine, learn and share in our museum...Read more
As imperceptibly as Grief the Summer lapsed away

As imperceptibly as Grief the Summer lapsed away

October 4, 2012 | John Murgel
As imperceptibly as Grief The Summer lapsed away -- Too imperceptible at last To seem like Perfidy -- A Quietness distilled As Twilight long begun, Or Nature spending with herself Sequestered Afternoon -- The Dusk drew earlier in -- The Morning foreign shone -- A courteous, yet harrowing Grace, As...Read more
A garden is born in Santa Fe

A garden is born in Santa Fe

October 1, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The orchard in the first frame is perhaps a bit hard to visualize, but this gorgeous red bridge (salvaged from an estate) painted this striking shade is unforgettable. The bridge spanning the arroyo where the garden is situated is definitely becoming a garden icon already! Master Planner Gary Smith...Read more

Fall reflections on the Summer Concert Series

September 27, 2012 | Doris Boardman
Time to celebrate the first week of fall--asters are in bloom, the Texas Muhly (Muhlenbergia reverchonii) and the ornamental grasses simply glow in the late afternoon light. Come visit Denver Botanic Gardens soon! The waterlilies still look amazing and every garden has something visual to offer. Or...Read more
A landmark in Environmental progress...

A landmark in Environmental progress...

September 27, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Most middle aged and older Americans can remember the firestorm of denunciation Rachel received by the hitherto largely free-wheeling pesticide industry. The enormous power of her pen and her determination has produced shock waves that have not only restored countless animal populations and led to...Read more
Meet the Native (redux)

Meet the Native (redux)

September 24, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Dan deserves credit for raising the artistry and vastly increasing the collections for many gardens, although he is often associated primarily with native plants. He arrived in the late 1990's when staffing was insufficient to properly maintain the native gardens. Within a few years they became...Read more
It's SPRINGTIME!! Yippeeeee!

It's SPRINGTIME!! Yippeeeee!

September 20, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Bulbs are one of the last great bargains: you pay fifty cents for a bulb and it blooms beautifully the next spring. In two years time it is twice as big, and some will even self sow and multiply. Talk about investment! Bulbs beat Wall Street hands down! Where else can you produce carpets of color...Read more
Another day in paradise...

Another day in paradise...

September 13, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
There are incredible container plantings everywhere, and annuals cunningly tucked among perennials, and combinations of colors that dazzle wherever you look... There is a spectacular planting of scarlet morning glory on the trellises of the Birds and Bees garden worth making the trip for in and of...Read more
Time flies! And we're having fun...

Time flies! And we're having fun...

September 11, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I was amazed that there were still annuals and so much color in September--especially since the Yampa Valley can be very cold and they have had some killing frosts. Of course, since alpines are my first love, I always make a bee-line for the rock garden--although truth be said there are rock...Read more

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