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Green Roof – a year-and-a-half later

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Green Roof – a year-and-a-half later

The green roof at Denver Botanic Gardens opened in November 2007. Within a year and a half, this garden has established very well creating a green space where once was a regular cemented roof. Situated above our former gift shop (soon to become a bistro), this one-of-a-kind green roof features native and drought tolerant plants that thrive well in our semi-arid climate with limited water. The green roof was initially established...

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Spring and the Snow

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Spring and the Snow

[caption id="attachment_1264" align="alignnone" width="267" caption="A street tree shows signs of spring under the snow."]   The maple was blooming!  Those are its green flowers coming out from under the snow.  Imagine that you are traveling to an arranged marriage with someone unknown and the sleet and snow is getting slushier and mushier and deeper and deeper but you absolutely must get there or dire consequences ensue.  Thats what blooming in the midst...

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A surprising 65 degrees today, in January!

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A surprising 65 degrees today, in January!

It was a record-breaking 71 degrees and sunny yesterday, too. Just enough warm weather lately to coax out some early bloomers. The hellebores (Helleborus spp.) and witch hazel (Hamamelis species) are already starting to bloom in the garden just south and southeast of the Waring House at 909 York Street. And the hellebores are just covered with bees! Truly an early sign of spring . . .

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Winter Wonderland

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Winter Wonderland

   John Temple’s column in the Rocky Mountain News today, ‘Simple moments, rich rewards’ was very inspiring. Not just because I work at Denver Botanic Gardens, but also because the article hits it in the nail regarding the little things in life that really matter. Every morning I look out my kitchen window and the sight of geese in the golf course behind my house or the Daphne that still refuses...

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Wonder

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Wonder

Meanwhile, the gracefulness particular to this season takes shape through a delicate choreography, and nature continues her cyclical, imperfect journey. Recently, I saw a dragonfly clinging to leaves and branches near the Gates Montane Garden, its tattered, iridescent wings prismatic in the sunlight.  Elsewhere in the Gardens, the coralberries, pink as Jordan almonds, and the hot tamale-red pomes on the crabapples, remind me of the beads of an African necklace. ...

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