Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 6...

Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 6...

September 5, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
When you visit this week, here are a few things to see: Likewise, check out the brilliantly colored Strawflowers, planted as annuals in the Monet Garden and the temporary Cutting Garden. They are irresistible to touch--go ahead! Odds and Ends: The golden Lysimachia aurea, also known as Creeping...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Monet Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Monet Garden

September 1, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
“Then all of a sudden I had the revelation of how enchanting my pond was. I took up my palette. Since then I have hardly had any other subject.” Claude Monet, 1924 Built in 1999, the inspiration for the creation of the Monet Garden was the “Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums”...Read more
High flying ferns

High flying ferns

August 31, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I remember my first travels in California and the East Coast as a child: what a shock to see huge sword ferns in the woods, or hillsides covered with hay-scented fern in Connecticut. I suspect many Colorado residents have never seen a fern in the wild here, although local floras enumerate dozens...Read more
Don't Miss It!

Don't Miss It!

August 30, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
A few things to see at the Gardens this week... Blue is the color: Plumbago boasts brilliant blue flowers and, in the fall, foliage in reds and purples. There’s a big patchby the Waring House gate, but once you know it, you’ll see it everywhere. Check out the interestingly named Lobelia syphilitica...Read more
Bright Berries Catching Visitor's Eyes

Bright Berries Catching Visitor's Eyes

August 26, 2009 | Cindy Newlander
This mountain ash had visitors stopping and staring and then asking "What is THAT?" yesterday. It is a slow-growing tree and according to Michael Dirr in his Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, "Upright with strongly ascending branches, dark green leaves, good large sealing wax red fruits..." I like...Read more
Is Autumn a time for visiting gardens?

Is Autumn a time for visiting gardens?

August 24, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I think sometimes we Americans take cuccooning a bit too far! You have to call friends ahead of time before you visit nowadays (was I the only one whose family would "drop in" on friends growing up?) preferably we make arrangements weeks in advance, we are so important you know...The Europeans...Read more
Flowering golf balls...YES!

Flowering golf balls...YES!

August 20, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Golf originated in Scotland, but Cactus are all-American: the family is essentially restricted to North and South America (one renegade Rhipsalis has snuck into the Eastern Hemisphere). Most cacti in North America are found in the hot and dry southwest where the genus Escobaria is especially richly...Read more
A mention of gentians...

A mention of gentians...

August 18, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Gentiana paradoxa x septemfida Mention gentians, and die-hard wildflower lovers will sigh, or maybe even squeak with delight. No group of native wildflowers elicits such deep emotional devotion (except maybe columbines...but I digress). There are fantastic gentians growing across the world's high...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: All-America Selections (AAS) Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: All-America Selections (AAS) Garden

August 13, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Though seasonal displays can be seen throughout the Gardens, the only significant display of annuals at Denver Botanic Gardens is found in the AAS Garden. Featuring premier annuals from the All-America Selections program, this garden is in spectacular form at this time and was artistically designed...Read more
Spice up your August with OREGANOS!

Spice up your August with OREGANOS!

August 7, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
My xeriscape at home is a tragedy right now: masses of giant larkspur, horned poppies, mullein--all twice as big as they should be--all flopping and smothering any little gems below. Depressing. But in my back yard my rock work is garlanded and festooned, embellished and just plain SAVED by that...Read more

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