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This Week at the Gardens: February 24th

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This Week at the Gardens: February 24th

Remind me not to take pictures of happy spring flowers in February: Hellebores can be found tucked in many corners featuring dappled shade. These are thriving in the Rock Alpine Garden. Head to the Orangery, to catch our annual jump-the-season display of festive tulips, daffs, and primroses. (It’s sure not to snow in there any time soon!)

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This Week at the Gardens: February 17th

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This Week at the Gardens: February 17th

Do you have the feeling winter is lasting FOREVER this year? Me too. Hellebores (Helleborus) in white, pink, and even deep red and black are some of winter’s best compensation! Find them in the Waring Garden, the Rock Alpine Garden, along Shady Lane, and elsewhere. Also in the always precocious Waring Garden you can spot blooming Erica (heath) which can appear as early as January. Though they won’t be in bloom till April or...

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Tropical Conservatory Tours

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Tropical Conservatory Tours

Denver has just had a foot of snow, but the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory is glowing with humidity and learning opportunities. If you’re dying to get out of the house, Denver Botanic Gardens has just the solution for you. Often times during winter when we drive by or think of the Gardens, one word comes to mind: cold. However, inside the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, the temperature is a balmy...

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Orchid Showcase in Denver Botanic Gardens' Orangery

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Orchid Showcase in Denver Botanic Gardens' Orangery

About this time each year I start itching to see the first blooms of spring.  Thankfully, the Orangery at Denver Botanic Gardens is currently loaded with colorful orchid blossoms.  Come visit our Orchid Showcase to help quench your thirst for that burst of spring color. Our Orchid Showcase (which runs through February 20th) features hundreds of orchid plants in full bloom artfully arranged throughout the entire Orangery.  The colorful blossoms are...

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This Week at the Gardens: November 18th

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This Week at the Gardens: November 18th

This rose isn’t called ‘Stanwell Perpetual’ for nothing. It is still throwing out buds and has many white flowers on it. There are several to admire in the Fragrance Garden. One of my favorite shrubs for autumn color as well as spring fragrance is the Korean spice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii). This is a great plant for our area, and grows in shade or sun, though it doesn’t like to get too...

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Late autumn glory: crocuses and colchicums still at it!

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Late autumn glory: crocuses and colchicums still at it!

Now Ellen! I don't decry your lovely shots of snow, but flowers are still blazing out there! Let's not rush into this winter thing quite yet (although I don't deny we've had two good blasts of snow the last few weeks). I counted dozens of plants with flowers lingering, and there are (in fact) a few that are actually at the very peak of  bloom, despite some very frosty nights...

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This Week at the Gardens: October 28th

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This Week at the Gardens: October 28th

Among them, Brugmansia, also called Angel’s Trumpet, is seductively gorgeous. Its thick, sweet fragrance grows stronger as the flower matures. All parts of the plant are poisonous to humans and animals. Don’t Let it Escape! Safely contained in the pond in Marnie’s Pavilion, water hyacinth (Eichhornia crasipes) is a show-off with bubble-shaped leaves and lavender flowers. However, once it escapes into the warm waterways of southern climes, it quickly chokes out other...

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The Gardens Presence at Cherry Creek Shopping Center

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The Gardens Presence at Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Did you know that Denver Botanic Gardens horticulturists have created and maintained the interior flora and fauna displays at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center (CCSC) year round since August 2005? These pictures show the Grand Court at the CCSC in September. "Every September, I like to add a bit of fall color to the interiorscape to get people in the spirit for the upcoming season. Mums and other indoor blooming plants...

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