As Busy as Gardeners in Winter

As Busy as Gardeners in Winter

January 27, 2012 | Matt Cole
Winter is busy, and not just for Colorado skiers. Gardeners are planning, dreaming and preparing; growers are tending indoor blooms; and propagators are starting plants to be ready for warm weather: busy! Evergreens are balancing photosynthesis and drought, orchids are delivering on the promise of...Read more
This Week in the Gardens: December 1st

This Week in the Gardens: December 1st

December 1, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
This Week at the Gardens: November 18th

This Week at the Gardens: November 18th

November 18, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
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...Read more
Late autumn glory: crocuses and colchicums still at it!

Late autumn glory: crocuses and colchicums still at it!

November 12, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
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...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: October 28th

This Week at the Gardens: October 28th

October 28, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
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 (...Read more
The Gardens Presence at Cherry Creek Shopping Center

The Gardens Presence at Cherry Creek Shopping Center

October 21, 2011 | Doris Boardman
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...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: October 21st

This Week at the Gardens: October 21st

October 21, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Fruit These prickly pear fruits, or “cactus apples” as I heard a child call them, are really showy at the moment. This picture was taken in the Water-Smart Garden. Leaves Plenty of fall color enriches the Gardens, from glowing yellow trees to more subtle browns and fiery reds and oranges. Tall...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: October 14th

This Week at the Gardens: October 14th

October 14, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Different Dinosaur kale is an eye-catching addition to the landscape that can also be eaten! See it in the border north side of Monet Pond and elsewhere. Also in the crazy veg department, these ornamental cucumbers are for show only, but definitely provoke conversation. Devilish Fiery Celosia is a...Read more
Thar's GOLD in them thar hills!!!!

Thar's GOLD in them thar hills!!!!

October 5, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
For those who are just too lazy to drive up Squaw Pass or the Peak to Peak highway (or who have "been there, done that"), the York Street Gardens are bursting at the seams with color right now, and gold is very much in evidence. Witness this golden explosion of fireworks in the grand O'Fallon...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: September 30th

This Week at the Gardens: September 30th

September 30, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Summer Color The landscape is vibrant with color and busy with bees and butterflies stocking up for the winter months. This globe amaranth (Gomphrena) made the perfect landing pad for a butterfly, and can be found lining the planters between Shady Lane and the Orangery. In the Japanese Garden, the...Read more

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