Leaves of Grass: Autumnal bounty

Leaves of Grass: Autumnal bounty

September 11, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Is it a coincidence that Walt Whitman named his revolutionary collection of poetry "Leaves of Grass"? Grass is the dominant vegetation in our region, and ornamental grasses have revolutionized horticulture across America in recent decades. If I had to pick a favorite grass, right now I would have...Read more

The call of the compost heap...

September 8, 2008 | Dominique Bayne
I was once jokingly asked by a co-worker in a previous career if I was going to answer 'the call of the compost heap' and quit my job to garden full time. It seems that this turned out to be closer to the truth than I thought at the time. Do you compost your kitchen and garden waste at home? If you...Read more
Why Baby Vegetables are a Luxury, and Other Thoughts on Preparing for Winter

Why Baby Vegetables are a Luxury, and Other Thoughts on Preparing for Winter

September 1, 2008 | Ellen Hertzman
Preparing for winter? Yes, I've been thinking about winter for a couple months now, ever since I decided to try to eat more local foods. I won't be limiting myself to eating only foods grown in Colorado, especially over the winter, but I am wanting to pay more attention to where my food comes from...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
Unusual Edible Ornamental

Unusual Edible Ornamental

June 18, 2008 | Dominique Bayne
Neighborhoods in Bloom

Neighborhoods in Bloom

May 7, 2008 | Matt Cole
I want to express my appreciation for the neighborhoods all around Denver for making the effort to grow plants well and to grow great plants. Some credit undoubtedly goes to the city, but a lot should be generously poured over all the home owners and residents who take the time to make their block...Read more
A Busy Day

A Busy Day

April 23, 2008 | Matt Cole
Wow! That was a fantastic Earth Day. About 6,000 people passed through the Gardens, seeing, learning and enjoying. It's a chance for the Gardens to show its special strengths, like the Water-Smart Garden (above). The Mayor visited to launch the Denver Daisy (Rudbeckia 'Denver Daisy') and many...Read more
Sustainability Fair comes with a Green Discount

Sustainability Fair comes with a Green Discount

April 19, 2008 | Matt Cole
Today the Gardens were just lovely! I took advantage the great weather and strolled past blossoming trees and bulbs, bursting buds and leafing limbs, everything downright wonderful. What a contrast from Wednesday night! I guess when the weather is so beautiful, the wisdom of carpe diem becomes...Read more
Urban Nature is on its Way

Urban Nature is on its Way

March 11, 2008 | Matt Cole
I saw works by a few of the artists contributing this summer's Urban Nature exhibit here at Denver Botanic Gardens on York Street just recently. Their work is so striking! Unfortunately, the official announcement of the material is still under wraps so all I can say is "It's gonna be great! Stay...Read more

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