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
Plant Select: Towards a viable landscape future

Plant Select: Towards a viable landscape future

January 3, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Although quite widely distributed in the foothills of the Southern Rockies, I have only stumbled on Scott's clematis a few times, so I suspect it is not exactly abundant. It has been produced abundantly by Plant Select propagators this past year and you should be able to find it in local garden...Read more
Paradoxical rose of Christmas

Paradoxical rose of Christmas

December 19, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Here is a glorious colony growing just West of our Administration building. I took that picture last February: they do bloom for many months! A good reason to plant some in a shady spot at your house. These are growing in a half dozen gardens at DBG: do take a stroll around over the next month and...Read more
Christmas red year 'round!

Christmas red year 'round!

December 8, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
OK..it's not as red as that--I suppose any one of the dozens of forms of our native Claret Cup cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) would out Christmas this one, but I couldn't resist showing this amazing watermelon red hybrid cactus I stumbled on in Dryland Mesa...not literally--I happened on it...Read more
Mad about Monocots!

Mad about Monocots!

November 30, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The variability in the genus Kniphofia is truly astonishing. This massive species (Kniphofia Northiae) has been growing in the Rock Alpine Garden for nearly 20 years. It is one of the largest in the genus, and one of the first to bloom as well. I shall never forget finding a vast slope of these on...Read more
It's beginning to look a lot like...Springtime?

It's beginning to look a lot like...Springtime?

November 29, 2012 | John Murgel
You might think that Denver Botanic Gardens is hunkered down for the winter and the only sparkle to be had comes from our nighttime electrical endeavors. But you’d be wrong. Many plants are flowering at this time of year, and while they’ll never match the springtime display of floral abundance...Read more
African dreaming...

African dreaming...

November 23, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Here is a pretty amazing patch of an ice plant from the highest mountains of the East Cape Drakensberg--which is likely to prove very hardy in mountain gardens as well. David Salman of High Country Gardens gave this to me as a host gift a few years ago: it has astonished me with the immense flowers...Read more
African stars

African stars

November 18, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The Chldrens' garden is spectacular most any time, but if you have not visited in late April, May, June you will have missed the shimmering carpets of this 2011 Plant Select winner. It's almost blinding in its whiteness for months on end. But up close the wonderful daisies are just as appealing...Read more

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