Line of chard planted in a garden with a sign reading chard.
For the second year in a row, Denver Botanic Gardens is partnering with Slow Food Denver and Grow Local Colorado to offer tours of urban agriculture projects throughout the Denver metro area.
Glade Mallow (Napaea dioica)
Glade Mallow (Napaea dioica) I grant you the flowers are not gigantic--an inch across if you're generous. But they are produced in profusion for a long season (that's good isn't it?) and the plant itself is restrained...if rather large: here's the same clump that's blooming now the way it looked a month ago:
Tony Avent
Tony Avent's Plant Delights:
There is one concert at York Street this week, and you can still get tickets! Be sure to read these bios compiled by Gardens’ member Rick Hum before you go to the concert.    Elephant Revival and Carolina Chocolate DropsWednesday, July 24, 2013York StreetDoors: 6 p.m. / Show: 7 p.m.Tickets still available!
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell
There are two concerts this week, and you can still get tickets to one of them! One is at York Street and one is at Chatfield. Be sure to read these bios compiled by Gardens’ member Rick Hum before you go to the concerts.   
Black eyed susans in the Children's garden
The new mine structure at the Children's Garden
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 vegetables and cooking from farm-to-table, the art of home-preserving has seen a resurgence.  Now we have the desire to figure out
David Byrne & St. Vincent
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.
Outdoor painting
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 camera, artists would often have one painting with several different light sources going on.        
Yucca rostrata
Yucca rostrata in Yuccarama

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