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Concert July 24 - Elephant Revival and Carolina Chocolate Drops

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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!

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Home Canning

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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

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Pleine Air Painting in the Gardens

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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.        

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My First Visit to Mount Goliath

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Mount Goliath on Mount Evans

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 alpine wildflowers that we are fortunate to have here. So, it really was apropos when I decided to sign up for the Mount Goliath docent training that prepares Gardens volunteers to lead tours from June through August. 

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Denver Botanic Gardens Loves Pollinators!

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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.

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Pesticides, Pollinators and IPM

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Bumblebee on hymenoxys hoopesii

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 after frost danger has passed in spring, or sow seed for the following year before winter arrives.

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