Record Agave Blooms

Record Agave Blooms

August 11, 2008 | Dominique Bayne
Though a common occurrence in parts of the southwest, century plants (Agave sp.), blooming in Denver are rare. Most years there is one blooming somewhere in Denver and we all take trips to visit it and marvel at the huge flower spike. This year we are lucky enough to have three blooming here at the...Read more
Sapphire spheroids attack garden

Sapphire spheroids attack garden

August 8, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Strange things end up on my desk...

Strange things end up on my desk...

August 8, 2008 | Rachel Murray
I guess it's not a plant that is easy to love, but I can't help but admire something that has adapted so incredibly over time to the point of losing a fundamental facet of its "plantiness": it's not even green!Read more
Eat Local?

Eat Local?

July 29, 2008 | Dominique Bayne
A Year of Eating Locally???

A Year of Eating Locally???

July 29, 2008 | Ellen Hertzman
My garden has begun to provide my dinner nightly, and soon I will be going crazy trying to bottle, freeze, dry or eat everything it gives me. Eating locally is easy this time of year! If your own garden is not providing, then a dozen Farmer’s Markets are available with Colorado-grown vegetables,...Read more

RMLC ‘Stan Skinger’, a very special waterlily

July 28, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
With a multitude of exquisite apricot-colored flowers, Nymphaea ‘Stan Skinger’ (hybridizer: Florida Aquatic Nurseries) is a super Rocky Mountain Legacy Collection (RMLC) tropical waterlily, displayed dramatically in the Romantic Gardens pool. The gorgeous, egg-shaped mottled leaves darken in Denver...Read more

Exquisite lotus main attraction in Monet Pool

July 25, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Nelumbo ‘Perry’s Giant Sunburst’ with charming creamy-yellow flowers is the main attraction in the Monet Garden pool. It is near the north entrance to the Japanese Garden amongst a mix of classical hardy waterlilies. ‘Perry’s Giant Sunburst’ was hybridized by lotus king Perry D. Slocum.Read more
Aloe Envy

Aloe Envy

July 24, 2008 | Matt Cole
I have aloe envy. I recently saw the diversity of plants that thrive in the Souther California climate. The aloes they have there are incredible. More than any other plant (and there are lot of plants), I wish I could walk among the aloes on a regular basis. Just look at them! The large one...Read more

Noticing What's Around Us

July 21, 2008 | Lisa Eldred
The Gardens' summer exhibit, "Urban Nature," not only brings in references to the City through street murals and horticultural practices, it also challenges us to notice the little things around us. Humans, nature, and urban living collide regularly - it's up to us to take notice. Early this spring...Read more

The Dog Days of Summer

July 18, 2008 | Sarah Spearman
Here is another guest blog post from our friend and colleague, Elizabeth Bublitz, at Paw-Friendly Landscapes. If you are enjoying her posts, don't forget to check out her Pet-Friendly Landscapes class this coming September, where you can get all your questions answered in a fun, practical evening...Read more

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