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
They're off and running!

They're off and running!

April 1, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
closeup of Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' If you grow but one reticulate iris, may I recommend 'Katharine Hodgkin'? I tell her full story elsewhere more expansively. Because she is a hybrid between two rather distinct species, she possesses what botanists call heterosis, or hybrid vigor. She has formed...Read more
For tipsy gardeners everywhere!

For tipsy gardeners everywhere!

March 31, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I have observed over the years that horticulturists around the world seem to share certain characteristics. Most gardeners I know love food and are often great cooks. And we do seem to have a fondness for certain...shall we say....hmmmmmmm.....spirits? My brother-in-law, Earl Sampson, gave me a...Read more
A Major Milestone in the Gardens’ Herbarium

A Major Milestone in the Gardens’ Herbarium

March 25, 2013 | Jennifer Ramp Neale
This post was written by Herbarium Database Assistant Sarah Snow. We just snapped our 10,000th photo in the Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium! Since the beginning of February, we have been working in conjunction with several fantastic volunteers to systematically photograph each specimen within the...Read more
Bringing World Water Day Home

Bringing World Water Day Home

March 21, 2013 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
Friday, March 22, 2013 is World Water Day – it has been since the United Nations declared it so in 1993. As Denver and Colorado head into a seemingly imminent drought this summer, the typical global calls-to-action this day evokes may indeed be trumped by the need to act locally to conserve the...Read more
The Best Time to Be a Member

The Best Time to Be a Member

March 15, 2013 | Membership Department
Winter is almost over, however there are still lots of options for enjoying the Gardens. Be sure to see some of the thousands of spring bulbs that are starting to bloom throughout the Gardens! The Mordecai Children’s Garden just opened for the season. If you have kids, the Children’s Garden is an...Read more

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