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...Learn 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...Learn 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’...Learn 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...Learn 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...Learn more
Foxtail lily botanic gardens

Foxtail lily botanic gardens

June 16, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Foxtail lily hybrids in the Ornamental Grasses garden If you've been to Denver Botanic Gardens in the last month you can hardly have missed them: no, not the Henry Moore sculptures (albeit they stand out!), I'm talking about foxtail lilies: Eremurus. These stand out (and stand up!) in a dozen...Learn more
Wildflowers Blooming at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Wildflowers Blooming at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

June 14, 2010 | Larry Vickerman
It's mid-June and the numerous wildflowers at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield are just coming into full bloom. The Gaillardia, several different Penstemon, and Spiderwort are in full bloom just east of the big red and white barn. The Paintbrush have been spectacular this year and are still...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 12

The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 12

June 11, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Xeric Bounty: Now is a great time to stop by Dryland Mesa. The prickly pears (Opuntia aurea) whose pads were such a lovely red in the winter are now sporting eye-catching magenta flowers. Other cactus and desert plants are in bloom, and what looks to be this season’s sole agave flower is pushing...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 5

The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 5

June 4, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Those Tall Spiky Things: This is the season for Eremurus, also known as Foxtail Lily or Desert Candle. Native to the steppe climate of Central Asia and northern India, these bulbs put up spikes in whites, yellows, and coppery oranges. Find Eremurus all over the Gardens. • More Beautiful Beans:...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 29

The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 29

May 27, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Peonies and Tree Peonies (Paeonia): June's PlantAsia is the place to look for both types, as peonies are native to Asia. Tree peonies retain their woody growth throughout the winter. Their leaves tend to be more blue-green than herbaceous peonies, and their flowers are often larger. You’ll find...Learn more

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