Spring and the Snow

Spring and the Snow

April 18, 2009 | Matt Cole
[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...Read more
Check out what's blooming by the new entry

Check out what's blooming by the new entry

March 25, 2009 | Cindy Newlander
With the move of the gatehouse, you can now see a garden that rarely gets exposure, what we have tagged the north bed of the Picnic Garden. This narrow garden runs along the ramp behind the new gatehouse and features many plants that like a bit shadier lifestyle. Japanese maples, miniature pines...Read more
Spring is here

Spring is here

March 20, 2009 | Doris Boardman
Spring blooms here, there and everywhere

Spring blooms here, there and everywhere

March 3, 2009 | Cindy Newlander
Nepenthes spp . . . Tropical Pitcher Plants

Nepenthes spp . . . Tropical Pitcher Plants

February 18, 2009 | Joe Tomocik
There are seventy species of tropical pitcher plants, first described in Madagascar in the 17th century. Insects and animal life are captured and digested when falling into sweet smelling nectar at the base of the modified leaf extensions…pitchers. Fantasy-stories speak of man-eating pitcher plants...Read more
A surprising 65 degrees today, in January!

A surprising 65 degrees today, in January!

January 22, 2009 | Doris Boardman
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...Read more
Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

December 27, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
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...Read more
Wonder

Wonder

December 4, 2008 | Linda Maich
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...Read more
Nymphaea capensis in bloom in research greenhouse

Nymphaea capensis in bloom in research greenhouse

November 20, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Sporting a lovely blue flower in the research greenhouse last week was the exotic species tropical waterlily, Nymphaea capensis . The plant was grown from seed and presented to the Gardens by Curator of Native Plants, Dan Johnson. Dan and C. McMaster collected the seed in the wild (Feb. 2006) in...Read more
Nymphaea 'St. Louis Gold'

Nymphaea 'St. Louis Gold'

November 19, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
The brilliant yellow tropical waterlily Nymphaea ‘St. Louis Gold’ is lighting up the propagation greenhouse at Denver Botanic Gardens. Possibly the brightest yellow waterlily of all, ‘St. Louis Gold’ was hybridized by the legendary Dr. George H. Pring. With ample light and water temperatures above...Read more

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