Blooming in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

April 29, 2010 | Nick Daniel
One of my favorite aspects of working in horticulture is seeing flower buds beginning to grow and swell on newly acquired plants and on plants that rarely bloom or take forever to bloom. Well, right now is one of those exciting times for me. We have two of these special plants beginning to bloom...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 24

The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 24

April 23, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Blossoms: Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is blossoming throughout the Gardens, with gorgeous specimens in the Japanese Garden, Romantic Garden, and near the Rose Pergola. Redbud was thought to be impossible to grow here in Colorado just 40 years ago, but now we see them all over town. Unlike most...Read more
Wonders never cease!

Wonders never cease!

April 23, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Of course, this being Colorado, no one wants to say it yet. But I am bold! So let me say thisRead more
Of Course! Corydalis

Of Course! Corydalis

April 20, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Everybody knows bleeding hearts (Dicentra) but their cousins, Corydalis, are rarely found in Colorado Gardens. Denver Botanic Gardens is helping change all that. The largely drought tolerant genus Corydalis contains hundreds of species (compared with just a dozen or so of the moisture loving...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 10

The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 10

April 9, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Blossoms: The earliest flowering fruit trees—the apricots (Prunus armeniaca)—are in full swing this week. Once every few years we are lucky enough in Denver to see weather that allows these trees to go from flower to fruit, without being frozen out. Will this be the year? See apricot trees in the...Read more

Where Have All The Orchids Gone?

April 8, 2010 | Nick Daniel
Many visitors to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory have been asking me, "Where are the orchids?" Well, there are still many around the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory, and in just a few months, our new display will be installed and the orchids will be displayed in all of their glory. The...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 3rd

The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 3rd

April 2, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Magnolias: In this garden you will see a couple of the Gardens’ earliest blooming magnolias, just starting to open: Magnolia x soulangeana and Magnolia stellata. Come see them soon, because as soon as it freezes again—and you know it will—these blossoms will turn brown. • Hellebores: The Waring...Read more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 25th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 25th

March 25, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 20th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 20th

March 19, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Clearing: Last season’s grasses and stalks are being removed to make way for the fresh green shoots and leaves already poking up. Volunteers are a key piece of the action around here, and this time of year they are swarming the grounds like an industrious army of ants, leaving neat, tidy beds in...Read more
What's happening in the Rock Alpine Garden this week? A few new treasures are in bloom

What's happening in the Rock Alpine Garden this week? A few new treasures are in bloom

March 16, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
Saturday's warm weather drew out more bulbs and other early bloomers, and finally its beginning to look like March should. March belongs to several genera in the rock garden, Crocus, Galanthus and Helleborus are just a few genera that shine in March. I hope to do a blog on both Galanthus and...Read more

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