This Week at the Gardens: February 25th

This Week at the Gardens: February 25th

February 25, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
And even MORE early blossoms...

And even MORE early blossoms...

February 18, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Iris reticulata 'Clairette' I have a bank at home studded with a dozen or so of these blooming right now, and I see them poking up here and there all over the Gardens. You know the problem with America? How come there are medical marijuana outlets popping up every ten feet and still not enough...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: February 18th

This Week at the Gardens: February 18th

February 17, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
The first crocus in my home garden has bloomed faithfully on February 22nd every year since it was planted, and, as far as I’m concerned, that signals spring as surely as the opening pitch of the season.Read more
Adonis! Reborn....

Adonis! Reborn....

February 15, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
This Week at the Gardens: February 4th

This Week at the Gardens: February 4th

February 4, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Think back…way, way back to when the sun shone, the weather was balmy, and flowers were in bloom. That’s right, I’m talking about last weekend. witch hazel (Hamamelis), Never fear, the blooms will peek out once again as soon as the snow melts, but in the meantime, a peaceful walk through the...Read more
Who are you??? The search for a plant's true identity

Who are you??? The search for a plant's true identity

January 25, 2011 | Cindy Newlander
Sometimes we have plants growing in our garden collections that aren't quite who we thought they were. Usually when we receive a new accession into the living collections, we have information of what the name of the plant is, where it came from (nursery or collection site in nature) and if it is a...Read more
This Week at the Gardens: January 21st

This Week at the Gardens: January 21st

January 21, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
This week, Nick has been busy creating a new display called "Succulents under the Sea." This slightly tongue-in-cheek title refers to the look of the display, located in the entrance to Marnie’s Pavilion, which will combine unusual non-hardy succulents with lava rock to create a distinctly...Read more
My Week: January 14th

My Week: January 14th

January 14, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Alan’s weeks don’t vary much with the seasons. He says, “Every morning the [Boettcher Tropical] conservatory gets hand-watered for approximately two hours. This time is not only a great time to water, but it also gives me an opportunity to focus on individual plants while watering. I probably split...Read more
My Week: January 7th

My Week: January 7th

January 7, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
For Jackie, the first week of the year means making a pruning plan for tackling some of the trees in her gardens. Winter is a great time to prune, since trees are dormant and their structure is not hidden behind leaves. She is also doing some deep watering, as the weather permits, since we have had...Read more
Winter Gardens: Week of December 10th

Winter Gardens: Week of December 10th

December 10, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Medinilla speciosa is a stunner with magenta stems and purple-black berries, set against fat green leaves. Then there is Crinum, with explosive lavender blooms surrounded by strappy leaves. Moving into Marnie’s Pavilion, you’ll find color everywhere, from numerous orchids in bloom, to bromeliads...Read more

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