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Don't Miss It! Week of December 5th

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Don't Miss It! Week of December 5th

• And Purple…: A trio of purples cascade from the top of the elevator tree. Three vines covered in blossoms intertwine: Morning Glory (Ipomoea indica) is a familiar warm-season introduction here, but is native to the tropical areas of the New World. Another familiar introduction is a form of Trumpet Vine—Thunbergia battiscombei. Its red-flowered cousins cover fences here in the summer. Our version is a pale lavender blue, and is...

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DBG adds a 12th official collection

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DBG adds a 12th official collection

Did you know that Denver Botanic Gardens is a museum accredited by the American Association of Museums?  We are proud to announce the addition of an ethnobotanical herbarium to the list of official museum collections at DBG.  The other collections are:

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Don't Miss It! Week of November 21st

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Don't Miss It! Week of November 21st

comes from the Greek: “encephalartos” literally means “bread in the head,” and lets you know that a starchy, bready food can be gathered from inside the round trunk. And of course “horridus” refers to its ferocious looking fronds. A Southern African native, this indoor plant loves dry heat and requires very little water. • Up on the Roof: If you haven’t been up to the Green Roof lately, I recommend bringing...

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Don't Miss It! Week of November 14th

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Don't Miss It! Week of November 14th

Even as the season changes, there are still plenty of plants worth seeking out in the Gardens. Here are a few examples: • …And More Berries: You have to go see this one: Euonymus europaeus (from the Greek “good” + “name” + “european”—not that helpful in this case!) has the wildest color scheme I’ve seen. The center of each berry is bright orange and the surrounding wings are an astonishing hot pink—very...

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How to be a Garden Insider

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How to be a Garden Insider

Ambassador Jan here! It feels so good to be back with you after a hiatus in October to clean up my own gardens and to get snowed in, LOL. I was at the Gardens last Saturday on an immaculate, crisp blue Colorado day. We had a lot of visitors on that day – so nice to see you!

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Autumn blooms

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Autumn blooms

Autumn is never my favorite season but it is perhaps the season that I find myself savoring moments and days the most. Soon a bitter north wind will be blowing and the 2009 gardening season will be but a memory and photos. In the mean time there is much to admire on these balmy late autumn days. Panayoti Kelaidis wrote about a nice array of fall blooming crocus last month and...

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The Nature of Music in Denver!

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The Nature of Music in Denver!

Denver Botanic Gardens is pleased to announce that Swallow Hill Music Association is its new concert promotions partner for the booking and production of all Denver Botanic Gardens concerts, commencing in the 2010 season.  This new partnership reflects recent changes in the Gardens’ strategy and direction, including a desire to better align itself with organizations that have a similar brand and common goals. The Gardens and Swallow Hill Music are a...

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