Nelumbo 'Rosy Clouds' lotus

Nelumbo 'Rosy Clouds' lotus

August 25, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Nelumbo 'Rosy Clouds' lotus continues to flower magnificantly in the Victoria (upper) pool. The flowers open in the morning and close in the afternoon, for three consecutive days. They are delightfully fragrant. N. 'Rosy Clouds' is an excellent lotus for Colorado Gardens.Read more

Magenta hardy waterlily ‘James Brydon’

August 12, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Magenta hardy waterlily 'James Brydon' is now at its best in Denver Botanic Gardens' pools . . . The Gardens is famous for its stunning displays of the bowl-shaped classical Nymphaea 'James Brydon' (hybridizer: Dreer Nurseries). Now is the best time to walk around our pools and enjoy a multitude of...Read more

‘William Mclane’ dazzles in Romantic Pool

August 11, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Rocky Mountain Legacy Collection (RMLC) tropical waterlily ‘William Mclane’ . . . The purple Nymphaea 'William McLane' (hybridizer: Florida Aquatic Nurseries) is one of eight unique outstanding waterlilies flourishing in the Romantic Pool. Bring your camera--you will want to remember this forever!Read more
Record Agave Blooms

Record Agave Blooms

August 11, 2008 | Dominique Bayne
Though a common occurrence in parts of the southwest, century plants (Agave sp.), blooming in Denver are rare. Most years there is one blooming somewhere in Denver and we all take trips to visit it and marvel at the huge flower spike. This year we are lucky enough to have three blooming here at the...Read more
Sapphire spheroids attack garden

Sapphire spheroids attack garden

August 8, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis

RMLC ‘Stan Skinger’, a very special waterlily

July 28, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
With a multitude of exquisite apricot-colored flowers, Nymphaea ‘Stan Skinger’ (hybridizer: Florida Aquatic Nurseries) is a super Rocky Mountain Legacy Collection (RMLC) tropical waterlily, displayed dramatically in the Romantic Gardens pool. The gorgeous, egg-shaped mottled leaves darken in Denver...Read more

Exquisite lotus main attraction in Monet Pool

July 25, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Nelumbo ‘Perry’s Giant Sunburst’ with charming creamy-yellow flowers is the main attraction in the Monet Garden pool. It is near the north entrance to the Japanese Garden amongst a mix of classical hardy waterlilies. ‘Perry’s Giant Sunburst’ was hybridized by lotus king Perry D. Slocum.Read more

Pitcher Plant

July 10, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Plant diversity is wonderfully expressed by the many exciting pitcher plant cultivars (Sarracenia cvs.). S. ‘Judith Hindel’ grows up to 24 inches and, liking a touch of sun, is displayed nicely at the Gardens Information Desk and Fly Trap Feast. Bright and showy, this popular pitcher plant captures...Read more
Amazing Transformation

Amazing Transformation

July 5, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
Early this spring around mid-March, the native Plains Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens underwent a simulated version of a vital ecological process of the shortgrass prairie -- FIRE. Fire is important in maintaining the structure and diversity of the shortgrass prairie ecosystem. Since human...Read more

purple, yellow, orange, white -- nature's palette

July 3, 2008 | Doris Boardman
I got back to my desk after a lunch meeting today, and there was a message from a co-worker saying I must go look at the northern portion of the Cottonwood Border because it looked “absolutely stunning.” How could I possibly sit down to work at my computer after a statement like that. So off I went...Read more