Bumblebee on hymenoxys hoopesii

Pesticides, Pollinators and IPM

June 19, 2013 | Katy Wilcox Wieczorek
In honor of National Pollinator Week (June 17-23), a discussion of pollinators, pests, and how we deal with them seems in order. As gardeners, we are aware of the insect life that surrounds our favorite plants and flowers. We anticipate the fruits of our labor a when we plant our first seedlings...Learn more

Fiber Arts at the Gardens

June 14, 2013 | Featured Instructor
Knitting and crocheting are not just about baby booties and cozying up to the fire in the dead of winter (although, don't get me wrong, those things are very pleasant), it's also about creating something beautiful and unpredictable with textiles that might match the current season. Yarns are now...Learn more
Tony Bennett

Enjoy the first concerts of the season!

June 13, 2013 | Doris Boardman
The first concerts of the 2013 season are quickly approaching. Gardens’ member Rick Hum will again be providing us with some interesting background facts about each of the concert artists. Rick became a member of the Gardens in 2002 and has been to most of the Gardens concerts in past years. Rick...Learn more
Compost (photo by normanack  - Flickr)

Successful Composting

May 17, 2013 | Featured Instructor
As most Colorado gardeners know, the first step to growing strong and healthy vegetables is to have good soil; and the first step to having healthy soil is to add organic matter by way of compost. While there are many sources for purchasing finished compost, creating your own compost is often a...Learn more
Rock Gardening in the Rockies

Rock Gardening in the Rockies

May 10, 2013 | Featured Instructor
Rock gardening and xeriscaping can offer solutions to the bland stereotypes associated with water savvy landscaping. And with Colorado’s natural drought cycles, we should all be considering ways to encourage water conservation. Rock gardens are more than the name implies. Instead of being a garden...Learn more
A tale of two gardens....

A tale of two gardens....

May 3, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Christmas roses still blooming in May in the Old Garden at Gothenburg The Botanic Garden (Botaniska Tradgarden) has such allure that we almost didn't visit what must have been the original botanic garden in the heart of the old city: that would have been a mistake! This graceful old garden is a...Learn more
"The blue hepatica blooms now...."

"The blue hepatica blooms now...."

May 1, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Masses of Hepatica nobilis for acres--mostly bright lavender blue Of course, we were looking for the brightest blue one, and bright pink ones as well--the variation in flower color was refreshing. What a wonderful way to spend a spring day? This was all a short hike from the country home of Henrik...Learn more
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...Learn 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...Learn 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.Learn more