A Glowing Review for Fungus!

A Glowing Review for Fungus!

October 26, 2012 | John Murgel
Fungi sometimes get a bad rap. They are suspicious, insidious, and villainous—growing unseen and erupting without warning from just about anything. Not everyone is down on fungus though (Wales celebrated National Fungus Day on October 14), and for good reason. Fungi are important decomposers of...Read more
Mommy and Me Yoga at the Gardens

Mommy and Me Yoga at the Gardens

October 22, 2012 | Featured Instructor
Yoga with your baby and other Moms or Dads is a great way to get some exercise and build community. The little ones have fun, interact, dance and get a refreshing break from normal activities. It is a chance to bond with other caregivers and share some wisdom, as well. Depending on class size there...Read more

Water-related events highlight Denver's unique challenges

October 16, 2012 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
With the summer heat finally having subsided (after setting new records for the number of +90-degree days), Denver’s water use has started to wane. Landscapes that had relied on irrigation through the relatively dry summer can now largely count on Mother Nature and wait for the imminent frost...Read more
Passing of a friend

Passing of a friend

October 16, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Here you see Harlan a few months ago, on his last visit to Denver with some of his close associates from around the country. Harlan helped found the Perennial Plant Association, the Great Plants program of Nebraska, and was one of the co-chairs of the only combined meetings of both Eastern and...Read more
Aurora's secret garden (and Aronia zone)

Aurora's secret garden (and Aronia zone)

October 12, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Here is a closer look at the berries and leaves: I hate the common name chokeberry! I tasted these and they weren't half bad! Closely related to mountain ash (Sorbus) this rarely planted shrub is native to the eastern United States, but seems to adapt well to a spot in Denver provided it gets some...Read more
Don't meddle with Medlars!

Don't meddle with Medlars!

October 8, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The Medlar is much more popular in Europe--in fact its epithet (germanicus) implies it is a central European native. it is naturalized throughout Europe, but is more likely native to the Balkans and eastern Mediterranean, but has been cultivated for centuries for its exotic fruit. Like the totally...Read more

Frost and Photos: Gardens Good To Go for Family Portrait Day

October 7, 2012 | Matt Cole
[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Gardeners sometimes anticipate the changing of the seasons with glee; new weather means new tasks, a change of pace. But fall and its frosts are a little different. When a gardener is an artist, and the cultivation of plants is his or her...Read more
Ghosts in the Gardens

Ghosts in the Gardens

October 4, 2012 | Featured Instructor
Denver Botanic Gardens is a shining oasis nestled amid the hustle and bustle of the Mile High City. Guests from all over the world come to visit our living collections; to examine, learn and share in our museum of life. But the nourishing earth of the Gardens, like all living things, enjoyed a dark...Read more
As imperceptibly as Grief the Summer lapsed away

As imperceptibly as Grief the Summer lapsed away

October 4, 2012 | John Murgel
As imperceptibly as Grief The Summer lapsed away -- Too imperceptible at last To seem like Perfidy -- A Quietness distilled As Twilight long begun, Or Nature spending with herself Sequestered Afternoon -- The Dusk drew earlier in -- The Morning foreign shone -- A courteous, yet harrowing Grace, As...Read more
A garden is born in Santa Fe

A garden is born in Santa Fe

October 1, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The orchard in the first frame is perhaps a bit hard to visualize, but this gorgeous red bridge (salvaged from an estate) painted this striking shade is unforgettable. The bridge spanning the arroyo where the garden is situated is definitely becoming a garden icon already! Master Planner Gary Smith...Read more

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