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
Aghast! A key! .......

Aghast! A key! .......

September 8, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Is it agaSTASHee? Aga-stach-ay?Read more
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

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