This Week at the Gardens: February 24th

This Week at the Gardens: February 24th

February 24, 2012 | Ellen Hertzman
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...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: February 17th

This Week at the Gardens: February 17th

February 16, 2012 | Ellen Hertzman
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...Read more
Tropical Conservatory Tours

Tropical Conservatory Tours

February 11, 2012 | Sarah Spearman
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...Read more
Orchid Showcase in Denver Botanic Gardens' Orangery

Orchid Showcase in Denver Botanic Gardens' Orangery

January 31, 2012 | Nick Snakenberg
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...Read more
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

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