Water Gardens are Fabulous in Sept., Part I

Water Gardens are Fabulous in Sept., Part I

September 14, 2010 | Joe Tomocik
The Gardens, including the water gardens, are fabulous if not spectacular in September. Victoria…grandest waterlily of all! Whereas the hardy waterlilies are slowing down a bit in September (many have been flowering since late May), the tropical waterlilies including the Giant Water Platter are...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 4th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of September 4th

September 4, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Bromeliads: Look for the beautiful Aechmea ‘Blue Tango’ and Aechmea ‘Maginali’. Their cups hold water for the plant, and their gorgeous flowers attract pollinators. • Rocks, Mist, and Water: The space itself will delight you as you wander among several waterfalls, through caves, or up to the...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of August 28th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of August 28th

August 27, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Traditional: What could be more ordinary than marigolds and brown-eyed susan (Rudbeckia)? But look how splashy they are when they are artfully placed! Another fairly common annual, the zinnia (here, Zinnia ‘Profusion’), adds vibrant color to the All-America Selections Garden. Gomphrena is another...Read more
Digger welcomes you to the new Mordecai Children's Garden

Digger welcomes you to the new Mordecai Children's Garden

August 26, 2010 | Digger the Marmot
Along with these everyday adventures you find in the Children’s Garden, daily drop-in programs are available for you to investigate natural processes even further. Last week, visitors had the opportunity to learn why different birds have different beaks, how a tree grows, and what the insides of a...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of August 21st

The Weekly Bloom: Week of August 21st

August 20, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
For instance, take a look at Allium sativum, a late-season Allium whose delicate white flowers grace the Perennial Walk, as well as a number of other gardens. • White: You can’t miss the Phlox paniculata with its prolific blooms. Though it comes in all kinds of candy shades, the white is my...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of August 14th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of August 14th

August 13, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Stalks of Color: Do not underestimate the ordinary goldenrod (Solidago var.) for color and texture this time of year. (And it’s ragweed that will make you sneeze, not goldenrod!) Prairie Dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum) grows in the Rock Alpine Garden. It has large leaves at the base, with thin...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of August 9th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of August 9th

August 9, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Honeywort (Cerinthe major) grows in the former Drop Dead Red border (northeast of the Monet water garden), is a reseeding annual, and has a gorgeous, subtle, blue-green-purple color scheme. • Painted Jewels: Two plants caught my eye this week for their standout color. Euphorbia marginata grows just...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of July 31st

The Weekly Bloom: Week of July 31st

July 31, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
At the entrance to the Rose Garden, Rosa ‘Distant Drums’ changes colors from peach to pink as it opens. • Hardy Hibiscus: August is the season for hibiscus! Although we typically think of hibiscus as delicate tropical flowers, our summer-blooming hardy hibiscus are both tough and gorgeous.Read more
More hardy agaves blooming? Ho hum...

More hardy agaves blooming? Ho hum...

July 28, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Quick...before it's winter!

Quick...before it's winter!

July 25, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
It seems far fetched to think that winter is on the way--especially now that we're sweltering in Denver--but one of the features of the alpine tundra is that summer is never more than three weeks away! Allium pikeanum on Mount Goliath One of the many things that I love so much about our tundra is...Read more

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