York Street gardens will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 9. Chatfield Farms will be closed during the day on Dec. 9. Both York Street and Chatfield Farms will be open for Blossoms of Light and Trail of Lights on Dec. 9.
Where are the good stories about plants? A good story would help me remember their name and give me something fun to share when I’m out in the Gardens giving a tour. Online searches were frustrating me, so I pulled my eyes away from the computer and stumbled into the Helen Fowler Library at Denver Botanic Gardens. Within minutes Deb Golanty, the Senior Librarian, asked me what I was looking for and minutes after that I was handed the perfect book to quench my thirst: Stories and Legends of Garden Flowers by Vernon Quinn. Will I ever be able to look at a zinnia again and not think of the human eye?