Hortus paradisi

Hortus paradisi

April 30, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Anemone nemorosa coming into full bloom in woods all over Sweden: floral symbol of Gothenburg botanic garden...(sublime!) Before I do that I thought I should show you the wood anemone that is blooming by the million everywhere in Sweden right now: these were taken at Gothenburg: this is the floral...Read more
Peter Korn's garden

Peter Korn's garden

April 28, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Bellevalia sp. in the bulb house Dozens of bulbous irises, fritillaries, narcissi and many more bulbs were blooming: I was enchanted with this Bellevalia--a genus allied to grape hyacinths. View of Peter Korn's rock garden Pathways and benches are provided throughout to make it accessible to the...Read more
Nine Tips for Shopping the Spring Plant Sale

Nine Tips for Shopping the Spring Plant Sale

April 25, 2013 | David Rubin
The following was written by Mary Elliman, a member of this year’s Plant Preview Party committee. Planning to attend the Spring Plant Sale on May 10 and 11? Make the most of your trip by following these nine tips from a Spring Plant Sale pro.Read more
Growing Berries on the Front Range

Growing Berries on the Front Range

April 24, 2013 | Featured Instructor
There is nothing like a fresh raspberry right from your very own yard. Feeling intimidated, though, about your likelihood of success with the berries? Come to the Gardens and learn from the pros and you can be picking your first raspberry before you know it. The easiest path to raspberry growing...Read more
Lemonade gardening...

Lemonade gardening...

April 20, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Yuccarama (Yucca faxoniana and Y. thompsoniana) I doubt there are many visitors to Denver Botanic Gardens (and literally millions of people have walked by these) who haven't noticed the sculptural forms of Yuccas outside our maine Education building. When Dan Johnson first had these delivered over...Read more
Alpine plant sale at the Gardens this Saturday!

Alpine plant sale at the Gardens this Saturday!

April 15, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Purple saxifrage (Telesonix jamesii)--endemic to Colorado--here growing happily in a trough at my houseRead more
Denver Botanic Gardens Plant Sale Preview Party: Sip, Chat, Shop. Repeat.

Denver Botanic Gardens Plant Sale Preview Party: Sip, Chat, Shop. Repeat.

April 14, 2013 | David Rubin
The following was written by Tam O'Neil, a member of this year's Plant Sale Preview Party committee. Denver Botanic Gardens Plant Sale Preview Party has become a favorite event of mine. This year it happens on May 9 from 4-8 p.m. Tickets, $35 in advance ($50 at the door), are on sale now through...Read more
DISASTER!

DISASTER!

April 12, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Fritillaria bucharica today This is what that same plant looked like today: like literally millions of plants across the Denver Metropolitan area, the "great frost of 2013" will have killed outright or at least set them back a year or two in their growth. Temperatures plunged to near 0F last...Read more
Plant Instant Gratification from the Plant Preview Sale

Plant Instant Gratification from the Plant Preview Sale

April 8, 2013 | David Rubin
The following was written by Nina Sisk, a member of this year's Plant Preview Party committee. Perhaps nothing is as satisfying in gardening as planting containers and window boxes in the spring. Just select an interesting mix of plants stick them in the designated pot or window box and step back...Read more
"Nature's first green is gold"

"Nature's first green is gold"

April 7, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
A cautious Coloradoan would cut branches tomorrow of any forsythias in the garden. The more branches you cut, the less likely the remaining branches you leave behind will freeze (don't ask me why--it's superstition I suspect)... Euphorbia cyparissius This more chartreuse shade of yellow is what I...Read more

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