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...Learn 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...Learn 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...Learn 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...Learn more
Alpha beta gramma....

Alpha beta gramma....

November 13, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I obtained several plants several years ago and put them in my unwatered xeriscape. Right from the start they grew vigorously, despite the lack of watering. This year they were twice as tall and much more robust than the wild blue gramma growing nearby in my prairie, confirming my dawning awareness...Learn more
Pumpkins!

Pumpkins!

October 31, 2012 | John Murgel
You see a lot of pumpkins at this time of year, in food, drinks, and decorations. But if all you know is the orange, round, Jack-o’-Lantern pumpkin, you may be woefully underestimating this group of plants. Pumpkins (Cucurbita pepo, mostly) are part of an exclusively New World genus that includes...Learn more
The Art of Furoshiki

The Art of Furoshiki

October 29, 2012 | Featured Instructor
Do you have a myriad of eco-conscious lifestyle tools up your sleeve? The Gardens thinks we may have a new idea for even the most tried-and-true of Denver’s eco-conscious population – Furoshiki! Furoshiki is a near square, reusable “wrapping and carrying cloth” used for centuries in Japan. Unlike...Learn more
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...Learn 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...Learn 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...Learn more

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