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Cornus kousa

  Asian dogwood (Cornus kousa) "Asian dogwood? Surely photographed in Oregon, or perhaps New Jersey?"  Nope--taken at Denver Botanic Gardens last June. There are several specimens--this one in the Rock Alpine Garden, but also at Waring House that reliably bloom late every spring.

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Tibetan Singing Bowls Concerts

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Tibetan singing bowls

Wondering what a Tibetan Singing Bowls "Sound Healing Concert" is all about?  It is an opportunity to lay down (if you wish) and receive some seriously good vibrations....literally!!!   Sound healers Jason and Chris Anne Coviello will begin the concert with Jason playing his Hang Drum which is a very rare steel drum that is made by only two people in the world.  Some say it sounds like a stringed instrument.  Jason's Hang Drum is tuned to the note that vibrationally corresponds to the heart chakra and when he plays the drum, he takes you on a heart-opening journey.

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Ghosts, Bats and Chatfield Are Autumn's Heralds

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Ghost Tours at Denver Botanic Gardens

In many places, the changing of the leaves hearalds the beginning of autumn.  From my windows, I can see many colors, some quite brilliant in the sun. But most of the trees on my street are still green--not giving in to fall at all!  I am like them. Sure, its a bit nippy before sunrise, but I have not admitted that fall is really here. Autumn requires more sweaters than I have on now...

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2013 Summer Concert Series Summary

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Time to celebrate fall: grasses are glowing in the late afternoon light and the leaves are still changing colors all over the Gardens. Come visit Denver Botanic Gardens soon! Every garden has something visual to offer. Or take a walk at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and enjoy nature and our working farm. Summer is over, and so is the 2013 Summer Concert Series at York Street and Chatfield. Did you make it to most of the concerts or just one?

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Horticultural Therapy in the Japanese Garden

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Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens

Summer is slowly coming to the end and we are starting to see the presence of fall in Sho-Fu-En.  The feathery, silver flowerheads of maidenhair grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Yakushima’) wave in the breeze around the Japanese Garden’s moon-viewing deck.

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DRACULA at large at Denver Botanic Gardens!

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Nick Snakenberg

  Dracula chiroptera Nick Snakenberg, our curator of orchid collections, is justifiably proud of his collection of Draculas. Over the past few months he has leeringly invited various staff walking by to admire these exotic and stunning orchids from South America, which he is able to grow superbly in the cool orchid greenhouse (alas! not open to the public).

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