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
Vantage points in winter

Vantage points in winter

January 17, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The same sculpture a week later in a different light looks so utterly different--it's amazing how dramatically a vista changes in a matter of minutes--from the golden light of early morning or dusk to the brash clarity of mid-day or the icy Antarctic light when it's overcast. I love the way the...Read more
Mind Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Series at the Gardens

Mind Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Series at the Gardens

January 11, 2013 | Featured Instructor
What is MBSR? When people learn that I teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction they often respond with an exclamation, "I could use that!" The recognition that one could use a little help navigating through "the full catastrophe" of life was what led me to attend MBSR teacher trainings at the...Read more
Fire danger and the garden

Fire danger and the garden

January 10, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I took this picture last autumn of the magnificent aspen display that covers much of Gilpin County north of Mount Evans. All of that bright yellow aspen, and much of that forest green and the pale brown meadows as well would not be there if that county had not been burned repeatedly in recent...Read more

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