Don't Miss It!

Don't Miss It!

August 30, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
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...Read more
Bright Berries Catching Visitor's Eyes

Bright Berries Catching Visitor's Eyes

August 26, 2009 | Cindy Newlander
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...Read more
Compost Happens

Compost Happens

August 24, 2009 | Bonnie Weimer
Thanks to the green team volunteers for helping us compost this weekend at summer concerts!Read more

Top 100 Botany Blogs

August 24, 2009 | Doris Boardman
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...Read more
Is Autumn a time for visiting gardens?

Is Autumn a time for visiting gardens?

August 24, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I think sometimes we Americans take cuccooning a bit too far! You have to call friends ahead of time before you visit nowadays (was I the only one whose family would "drop in" on friends growing up?) preferably we make arrangements weeks in advance, we are so important you know...The Europeans...Read more
With a sigh and a song

With a sigh and a song

August 21, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Photo of Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Amphitheater by Scott Dressel-Martin Ambassador Jan here! Can I just tell you that the Chris Isaak concert last Sunday at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield was a LUMINOUS event?!! I arrived before the gates opened so I could prepare to help you find...Read more
Darwin's Garden

Darwin's Garden

August 21, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
We think of gardens as a kind of craft or art, aesthetic objects designed for pleasure, contemplation or perhaps for the stimulation of the senses. It could also be argued that the garden is a laboratory where the gardener grapples with chemistry, ecology and the complex workings of biology. After...Read more
Plant Carnivory: Role Reversal from Prey to Predator

Plant Carnivory: Role Reversal from Prey to Predator

August 20, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Typically plants fall at the bottom of the food chain, eaten by almost all other creatures. The exceptions to the rule are the carnivorous plants, displaying a role reversal from prey to predator. These plants have developed evolutionary mechanisms to trap insects and digest them in order to...Read more
Flowering golf balls...YES!

Flowering golf balls...YES!

August 20, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Golf originated in Scotland, but Cactus are all-American: the family is essentially restricted to North and South America (one renegade Rhipsalis has snuck into the Eastern Hemisphere). Most cacti in North America are found in the hot and dry southwest where the genus Escobaria is especially richly...Read more
A mention of gentians...

A mention of gentians...

August 18, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Gentiana paradoxa x septemfida Mention gentians, and die-hard wildflower lovers will sigh, or maybe even squeak with delight. No group of native wildflowers elicits such deep emotional devotion (except maybe columbines...but I digress). There are fantastic gentians growing across the world's high...Read more

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