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

Open Book Test for our Members

February 20, 2013 | Membership Department
How do I get started xeriscaping my yard? Is it too early to start aerating my lawn? When should I start my vegetables from seed? Are there any good murder-mystery novels that involve my interest in horticulture? If you’ve asked yourself any or all of those questions, and you are a member of Denver...Read more
Oh! To be in England....

Oh! To be in England....

February 13, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
We shall get back to Adrian and Rosemary Bloom in a moment... But to digress... About this time of year I'm ready to go just about anywhere. Not that the tans, browns, grays, silvers (and did I mention browns?) of Colorado winter don't have their subtle charms, but I think all of us are ready for a...Read more
A Week at the Huntington Botanical Gardens

A Week at the Huntington Botanical Gardens

February 11, 2013 | Rachel Murray
In the coming year, I’ll be working with horticulture staff to create three small interactive exhibits in the Gardens on various topics. My favorite experiences of gardening and plant biology have always been hands-on activities, from planting, watering, and weeding to microscopy, dissections, and...Read more
Snowdrop time...

Snowdrop time...

February 9, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Galanthus elwesii at Denver Botanic Gardens The plant that now constitute our most robust colony behind the Succulent House along the Cheesman gate were originally used as "fillers" in a lobby court display: I rescued them and planted a couple dozen bulbs some twenty years ago. Each bulb has...Read more
Beyond mere garden gnomes...

Beyond mere garden gnomes...

February 4, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I am always amazed at how contemporary and fresh some of the ancient Chinese gardens look: here the gateway is very crisp and modern looking, and the extravaganza inside is all rigorously designed and yet somehow wild and natural all at once. Everyone seems to be charmed with these cuddly lions in...Read more
Membership: Rewarding on So Many Levels

Membership: Rewarding on So Many Levels

January 25, 2013 | Membership Department
When you decide to become a member of Denver Botanic Gardens, you might be thinking about the many visits you will enjoy with friends and family: enjoying the Orchid Showcase and the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory on a cold blustery day in the winter, the warm evening strolls in the...Read more
Will the real Pampas Grass please stand up?

Will the real Pampas Grass please stand up?

January 24, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Here you can see from closer up the silky, silvery color that true pampas grass has seemed to perfect. If you have driven parts of Texas you are sure to have admired pampas grass--a popular landscape plant in that state. I used to drive down at Thanksgiving each year, and the clumps of pampas here...Read more

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