The Weekly Bloom: Week of July 23rd

The Weekly Bloom: Week of July 23rd

July 23, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Check out the kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea) in the All-America Selections Garden. A relative of cabbage, this plant looks like it flew in from outer space. • Fruits: Find the hidden mayapples (Podophyllum peltatum) with their red fruit in PlantAsia. And yes, the profuse apricot blossoms did not...Read more
Flavors to Savor in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Flavors to Savor in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

July 20, 2010 | Nick Daniel
When it is as hot outside (and inside the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory), as it has been, I tend to find myself eating more ice cream. Last night as I was enjoying a mixed bowl of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, it made me think about two of my favorite plants in the Boettcher Tropical...Read more
Lilies of the field...

Lilies of the field...

July 20, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The Weekly Bloom: Week of July 16th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of July 16th

July 16, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Heat Lovers: Senior Horticulturist Dan Johnson, who oversees many of our xeric gardens, notes that the Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) is in full bloom just now, providing waves of lavender flowers and a dry, sagey scent. He also calls out the Mexican cone flower (Ratbidia columnifera)...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of July 9th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of July 9th

July 9, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Creepers: Ranunculus ‘Buttered Popcorn’ crawls in and out among the plants in the Perennial Walkway, brightening the bed with its variegated leaves and yellow buttercup flowers. And out in the xeric Wildflower Treasures garden, you can see plenty of Ruellia, a wild form of perennial petunia...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of July 2nd

The Weekly Bloom: Week of July 2nd

July 2, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• And One More: One of my favorite, Lespedeza var. (Bush clover), is blooming in the Japanese Garden now, and will soon bloom in the Cottonwood Border. Its delicate look belies its ability to stand up to the heat. Favorite lunch spot this week: Head to the obvious spot—the Monet Deck—for shaded...Read more
Waterlilies on Fire at the Gardens

Waterlilies on Fire at the Gardens

June 30, 2010 | Joe Tomocik
Flowering abundantly and gloriously at the Welcome Garden and Romantic Garden pools are the Gardens' signature Rocky Mountain Legacy Collection (RMLC) waterlilies. Visitors will be treated to an unforgettable display of magical, mesmerizing, delectable waterlilies. See some closeups of these...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 26

The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 26

June 25, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Back Roads: Wandering the back paths within the Gardens, you’ll run across beauties such as the huge, deep blue flowers of Scabiosa caucasica, way back in Woodland Mosaic. You’ll come across a thicket of the huge-leafed Petasites japonicus, deep off the main path in the Japanese Garden. And you’...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 17

The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 17

June 22, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
but step into the Rose Garden and you know for sure. The roses had a hard winter this year, but they are coming back in force and now is the time to pay them a visit. • Non-Scents: A couple of favorites are blooming now: purple smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria) always stands out with its deep purple...Read more
Lilac Garden's Stunning Display of Colorful Irises

Lilac Garden's Stunning Display of Colorful Irises

June 17, 2010 | Matt Cole
Like several other bloggers here, I have really enjoyed the irises in bloom in the Lilac Garden. They're stunning! While we all rhapsodize about how colorful the blooms are, and how marvelous the experience is, I keep going back and finding another gem in the display. (Of course, that is what we...Read more

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