Before Valentine’s Day, Stories on Stage enacts Love in the Gardens

January 27, 2014 | Matt Cole
As we’ve gained more storytelling mediums in my lifetime (video games, music videos, webcomics and more), I certainly feel like the short story has taken a hit in prevalence and influence. So into the gap comes Denver-based Stories on Stage ; they bring short stories from any era to life in...Read more
Shrub

Fearless Shrub Pruning

January 24, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Late winter to early spring is the ideal time to prune deciduous shrubs before new growth begins. Although it’s easy to neglect these garden workhorses, view pruning as important to growing a healthy shrub that will set off the rest of your garden efforts. Start by assessing the condition of your...Read more

The “Moth”er of Orchid-dom

January 23, 2014 | John Murgel
Between now and February 24, the Orangery at Denver Botanic Gardens is hosting the annual Orchid Showcase . In addition to the blossom show being put on behind the glass walls of the collections greenhouses, the transitional space of the Orangery itself is festooned with orchids, mostly hybrids of...Read more
Herbs

Aromatherapy Basics and Beyond

January 10, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Everyone has a smell that can transport them back in time to a memory that brings a smile to the face. Different smells call to mind different emotions. If you knew that one in particular helped to alter your mood, relax you in body and soul wouldn’t you want to try that perhaps instead of taking a...Read more
What a year!

The Year in Review

December 27, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Containers in front of Marnie's Pavilion How does one encapsulate a cultural facility's entire year, when you consider that there are dozens of gardens that are transforming ongoingly from spring until fall, and every day is magically different! And every garden has something special to recommend...Read more
Larch cones

Larchness monster

November 25, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Young Siberian larch ( Larix sibirica ) You have probably walked by this willowy sapling many times--although I suspect if it were not in fall color, you would have walked by it barely noticing it! There is another specimen or two of Siberian larch at the Gardens. This one is west of the Western...Read more
Cornus kousa

Pushing limits...

November 21, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Asian dogwood ( Cornus kousa ) "Asian dogwood? Surely photographed in Oregon, or perhaps New Jersey?" Nope--taken at Denver Botanic Gardens last June. There are several specimens--this one in the Rock Alpine Garden, but also at Waring House that reliably bloom late every spring. Cornus kousa tree...Read more
Bulbs!

It's almost too late...

November 8, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Tulipa humilis 'Albomaculata Caerulea' I know you have a few bulbs you picked up at the Gardens fall sale still lurking in your porch! Or perhaps you have altogether forgotten and assume that since Thanksgiving is fast approaching it's too late to plant bulbs? In a few months when gems like this...Read more
Tibetan singing bowls

Tibetan Singing Bowls Concerts

November 8, 2013 | Featured Instructor
Wondering what a Tibetan Singing Bowls "Sound Healing Concert" is all about? It is an opportunity to lay down (if you wish) and receive some seriously good vibrations....literally!!! Sound healers Jason and Chris Anne Coviello will begin the concert with Jason playing his Hang Drum which is a very...Read more
Ghost Tours at Denver Botanic Gardens

Ghosts, Bats and Chatfield Are Autumn's Heralds

October 24, 2013 | Matt Cole
In many places, the changing of the leaves hearalds the beginning of autumn. From my windows, I can see many colors, some quite brilliant in the sun. But most of the trees on my street are still green--not giving in to fall at all! I am like them. Sure, its a bit nippy before sunrise, but I have...Read more

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