Don't Miss It! Week of October 17th

Don't Miss It! Week of October 17th

October 16, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
• But to enjoy the season at its best, now is the time to step back from individual plants and admire sweeps of color and texture. Enjoy the reds and golds, browns and greens. Plenty of beautiful leaves remain: Korean Spice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) and Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) in the Birds and...Read more
Forest on Fire!!!

Forest on Fire!!!

October 16, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Here is a picture of Judy Sellers in one of her typical wild habitats! In addition to being a long time volunteer and supporter of DBG, Judy is a landscape designer and active environmental steward, prominent in the Nature Conservancy and Garden Club of America, among many other organizations. She...Read more
Water conservation gardens are GORGEOUS!

Water conservation gardens are GORGEOUS!

October 12, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Xeriscape sometimes suggests harsh, crispy, scary landscapes where a few perennials struggle in a sea of mulch. WRONG! Plant Select and the new wave of cutting edge gardening has nurtured a wealth of really beautiful, really exciting gardens. One of my favorites is the Pueblo Nature Center, a few...Read more
Why do leaves change color in the Fall?

Why do leaves change color in the Fall?

October 7, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
So, what causes the change in leaf color? In leaves, both the green chlorophyll and the yellow-orange carotenoid pigments occur within the chloroplasts. Since there are more chlorophyll pigments than the carotenoid pigments, the leaves appear green. In the fall, the chlorophyll pigments decompose...Read more
The Return of the High-Altitude Gardener

The Return of the High-Altitude Gardener

September 28, 2009 | Cindy Newlander
At long last the High-Altitude Gardener has returned to the Denver Botanic Gardens Web site. This searchable online database features some of the favorite plants of the Gardens' horticulture staff that are also some of the best plants to grow in this region. You can link to the High-Altitude...Read more
Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 28

Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 28

September 26, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
A few things to see in the Gardens this week... • Pods and Berries: The Rose Garden Pergola supports two remarkable versions of Porcelain Berry Vine (Ampelopsis)—a variegated and a green leaf version. The really cool thing, though, is the berries, which can be purple, turquoise, magenta, green, and...Read more
Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 21

Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 21

September 20, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
Fall is an amazing time in the Gardens! Be sure to take advantage of blue skies and cooler temperatures--come to the Gardens and enjoy these beauties. Here are a few things to look for this week. Cultivars ‘Indian Chief,’ ‘Brilliant,’ ‘Purple Emperor,’ and ‘Autumn Fire’ give you an idea of the...Read more
The Wisdom of Mutual Discovery

The Wisdom of Mutual Discovery

September 17, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! Wanna know a little secret of mine? I actually do not know the names of ALL the plants at Denver Botanic Gardens. That’s right. I’ll give you a minute to get over the shock…. Fact is, there are about 14,500 taxa (differently named species and/or cultivars) at the Gardens...Read more
Let the Games Continue III

Let the Games Continue III

September 15, 2009 | Joe Tomocik
A cool and rainy summer brings a different, yet inspiring water garden display to Denver Botanic Gardens. Visitors traversing the Gardens from the southeast corner are again treated to the soothing magical sounds of water, waterlilies galore and dramatic reflections. Romantic Garden Pool A ninth...Read more
Passion in the garden

Passion in the garden

September 15, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
We think of passion flowers as something exotic, tropical and certainly not something you can grow in Colorado. Fiddlesticks! There is a garden in Littleton where passion flowers are practically a problem. Sandy Snyder (who worked at Denver Botanic Gardens for 17 years as horticulturist) has...Read more

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