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
Featured Garden of the Week: Aquatic Gardens

Featured Garden of the Week: Aquatic Gardens

July 31, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
The water gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens, despite their slow start this spring on account of hail and cooler weather could not be more spectacular than it is right now. Artistically choreographed by Joe Tomocik, Curator of Aquatic Collections, our aquatic displays are one of the best in the...Read more
Altai by camel caravan

Altai by camel caravan

July 16, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Primula nivalis on summit of pass in MongoliaRead more
Featured Garden of the Week: Cactus & Succulent House

Featured Garden of the Week: Cactus & Succulent House

July 15, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Located at the west corner of the Rock Alpine Garden, the Cactus & Succulent House at one time served as an Alpine House. The challenges of maintaining appropriate environmental conditions for alpine plants led to the conversion of this indoor display house as an exhibit for our non-hardy cacti...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Western Panoramas

Featured Garden of the Week: Western Panoramas

July 8, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
As you enter the Gardens, creating a sense of place are the three landscapes bordering the three sides of the Amphitheatre. Exhibiting dominant tree species of Colorado’s three major life zones; the plains, foothills and subalpine are the Cottonwood, Ponderosa and Bristlecone Borders respectively,...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Schlessman Plaza and Fragrance Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Schlessman Plaza and Fragrance Garden

June 29, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
My favorite garden this week is the Schlessman Plaza and Fragrance Garden, which along with the El Pomar Waterway and the O’Fallon Perennial Walk constitutes the Romantic Gardens. This garden is currently at peak bloom and the newly painted stucco walls provide a bold background that helps the...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Roads Water-Smart Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Roads Water-Smart Garden

June 17, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Standing as testimony that gardening in Colorado does not have to be dull and boring is the Roads Water-Smart Garden, which is currently bursting in color. Bursts of yellow, purple, pink, orange and white are dotted throughout this garden. Meticulously cared for by our Curator of Native Plants, Dan...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Lilac Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Lilac Garden

June 6, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Denver Botanic Gardens is home to over 300 taxa (which includes hybrids and cultivars) of about 69 species of Iris. This diversity is distributed throughout the Gardens, though a majority is displayed in the Lilac Garden. Situated almost in the middle of our grounds, the irises in this garden are...Read more

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