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
Cactus and Succulents Galore!

Cactus and Succulents Galore!

March 14, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I can't guarantee that you will find this Aloe at our spectacular annual Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society sale, but I can guarantee you that there will be thousands of different succulents arrayed magnificently for your perusal (and purchase!) at the Gardens this weekend. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5...Read more
Bulbs are blooming at Denver Botanic Gardens!

Bulbs are blooming at Denver Botanic Gardens!

March 6, 2013 | Maria Bumgarner
What I enjoy most about early blooming bulbs is the element of surprise. I am not sure why, but each year these early performers seem to bloom intensely and catch me off guard. The flower size seems so large for the small leaves of the plant, and the fact that they naturalize and produce colorful...Read more
Which Hazel?  Woody Plants for an Early Spring

Which Hazel? Woody Plants for an Early Spring

March 2, 2013 | John Murgel
It’s early March, and though we’ll probably (hopefully) get another snowstorm or two before the growing season proper, the momentum of springtime is undeniable. Early bulbs like crocus, snowdrops, and adonis are flowering, and leaves of their later counterparts are peeking through the soil...Read more
Zoologist endorses plants!

Zoologist endorses plants!

February 26, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
There are not many people living today who have made as enormous a contribution to the well being of Planet Earth as Jane Goodall: E.O. Wilson, perhaps. And we botanic gardeners must pay our respects to Peter Raven. Jane has not only focused the awareness of Science on the plight of the creature...Read more

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