Cold Snap, Warm Snap

Cold Snap, Warm Snap

February 15, 2010 | Matt Cole
[gallery orderby="title"] Its when it gets cold that you appreciate warmth. Thick socks, long underwear, hats with ear flaps and home-knit scarfs become some of my favorite things. Standing over the heat vent while the furnace is running is not far behind. But here in Denver, we're fortunate to...Read more
Coming into their own...

Coming into their own...

February 12, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Bold, Beautiful Brownea

Bold, Beautiful Brownea

February 4, 2010 | Nick Daniel
This time of year, while rather bleak and cold outside, really gets me excited for what's growing on in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. As I was watering this morning, I could not take my eyes off of the absolutely beautiful Brownea ariza . The big, bold, red flowers always seem to...Read more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 30th

Don't Miss It! Week of January 30th

January 29, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Signs of a new season

Signs of a new season

January 27, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
Both are still rather close to the ground but with some warmer days their stems will lengthen and soon they will come into full flower. Despite their delicate demeanor both will easily tolerate temperatures into the single digits with no snow cover. A light covering of snow will bring them through...Read more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 23rd

Don't Miss It! Week of January 23rd

January 22, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• On your way to the Lollipop Plant, stop to admire Phaius tankervilliae, a stunning member of the orchid family also known as a Nun’s Cap Orchid or Swamp Lily. This winter-blooming native of the Asian tropics will retain its flowers for a long time. You will see it on your right as you head up the...Read more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 16th

Don't Miss It! Week of January 16th

January 15, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• You can just feel the excitement (well, I can!) in the Lilac Garden, where fat buds cover the bare twigs of the Lilacs (mostly Syringa var). These flower buds have been developing since shortly after last year’s lilac bloom was finished (which is why you want to prune your lilac immediately after...Read more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 9th

Don't Miss It! Week of January 9th

January 8, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Easily one of the most interesting winter-time trees in our garden is the Corkscrew Hazel (Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’). Also known as Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick (after an old-time Scottish comedian whose trademark was his walking stick,) its branches twist and turn. Like other hazelnut trees,...Read more
Christmas Rose (Lo, How a Rose E'er blooming)

Christmas Rose (Lo, How a Rose E'er blooming)

December 23, 2009 | Mike Kintgen
Christmas rose, or Helleborus niger , was hidden at the bottom of my last blog and didn't get just attention. Christmas rose is often cited as the actual "rose" that inspired the German Christmas carol 'Es ist ein Ros entsprungen' or translated into the English Christmas song ' Lo How a Rose E'er...Read more
Winter Beauty  in the Rock Alpine Garden

Winter Beauty in the Rock Alpine Garden

December 21, 2009 | Mike Kintgen
Despite the balmy 54 degrees Fahrenheit it is as I write this, today is the official start of winter. The winter solstice not only marks the official start of winter but ironically the return to longer and eventually warmer days. Winter has already made several visits to Denver long before the...Read more

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