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Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 6...

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Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 6...

When you visit this week, here are a few things to see:   Likewise, check out the brilliantly colored Strawflowers, planted as annuals in the Monet Garden and the temporary Cutting Garden. They are irresistible to touch--go ahead! Odds and Ends: The golden Lysimachia aurea, also known as Creeping Jenny, is really spreading nicely in the Fountain Beds. It is a lovely, but not xeric, groundcover that also comes in a deep green...

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Did you get up and dance?

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Did you get up and dance?

Concert season is over for the year both at our York Street and Chatfield locations. We had a dazzling array of talented musicians here again this year, and the Gardens have never looked better. Here’s a summary of some of the music this past season: Leftover Salmon was a great kick-off for the season. A Colorado group from Boulder that came together out of the Salmonheads and the Left Hand String Band. Their...

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Featured Garden of the Week: Monet Garden

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Featured Garden of the Week: Monet Garden

“Then all of a sudden I had the revelation of how enchanting my pond was. I took up my palette. Since then I have hardly had any other subject.”  Claude Monet, 1924 Built in 1999, the inspiration for the creation of the Monet Garden was the “Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums” exhibit at the Denver Art Museum which included five paintings by Impressionist landscape painter Claude Monet (1840 – 1926)....

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Don't Miss It!

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Don't Miss It!

A few things to see at the Gardens this week... Blue is the color: Plumbago boasts brilliant blue flowers and, in the fall, foliage in reds and purples. There’s a big patchby the Waring House gate, but once you know it, you’ll see it everywhere. Check out the interestingly named Lobelia syphilitica (evidently used to treat said malady), a blue plant growing along the stream in the Rock Alpine Garden, and...

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Bright Berries Catching Visitor's Eyes

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Bright Berries Catching Visitor's Eyes

This mountain ash had visitors stopping and staring and then asking "What is THAT?" yesterday. It is a slow-growing tree  and according to Michael Dirr in his Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, "Upright with strongly ascending branches, dark green leaves, good large sealing wax red fruits..."  I like the clump form with multiple glossy gray trunks which are also stunning in winter after the leaves drop. It flowers in spring with large...

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Compost Happens

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Compost Happens

Thanks to the green team volunteers for helping us compost this weekend at summer concerts! 

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Top 100 Botany Blogs

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Thank you, Online College Blog, for including us in your Top 100 list of botany blogs. We are honored by this acknowledgment. Our blog started in February 2008--we've come a long way in such a short time! Enjoy exploring the list. "Students of botany and amateur plant enthusiasts alike can take advantage of the information offered up by these bloggers." Look for us under Botanic Gardens, #98.

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