Fall reflections on the Summer Concert Series

September 27, 2012 | Doris Boardman
Time to celebrate the first week of fall--asters are in bloom, the Texas Muhly (Muhlenbergia reverchonii) and the ornamental grasses simply glow in the late afternoon light. Come visit Denver Botanic Gardens soon! The waterlilies still look amazing and every garden has something visual to offer. Or...Read more
A landmark in Environmental progress...

A landmark in Environmental progress...

September 27, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Most middle aged and older Americans can remember the firestorm of denunciation Rachel received by the hitherto largely free-wheeling pesticide industry. The enormous power of her pen and her determination has produced shock waves that have not only restored countless animal populations and led to...Read more
Meet the Native (redux)

Meet the Native (redux)

September 24, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Dan deserves credit for raising the artistry and vastly increasing the collections for many gardens, although he is often associated primarily with native plants. He arrived in the late 1990's when staffing was insufficient to properly maintain the native gardens. Within a few years they became...Read more
It's SPRINGTIME!! Yippeeeee!

It's SPRINGTIME!! Yippeeeee!

September 20, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Bulbs are one of the last great bargains: you pay fifty cents for a bulb and it blooms beautifully the next spring. In two years time it is twice as big, and some will even self sow and multiply. Talk about investment! Bulbs beat Wall Street hands down! Where else can you produce carpets of color...Read more
Another day in paradise...

Another day in paradise...

September 13, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
There are incredible container plantings everywhere, and annuals cunningly tucked among perennials, and combinations of colors that dazzle wherever you look... There is a spectacular planting of scarlet morning glory on the trellises of the Birds and Bees garden worth making the trip for in and of...Read more
Time flies! And we're having fun...

Time flies! And we're having fun...

September 11, 2012 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I was amazed that there were still annuals and so much color in September--especially since the Yampa Valley can be very cold and they have had some killing frosts. Of course, since alpines are my first love, I always make a bee-line for the rock garden--although truth be said there are rock...Read more
We Study Fungi at the Gardens?

We Study Fungi at the Gardens?

September 10, 2012 | Jennifer Ramp Neale
Why yes we do, and we have for several decades. The last weekend in August, over fifteen citizen scientists and several mycologists braved the wee hours of the morning and one of the driest summers in Colorado to spend the weekend hunting, cataloging, photographing and identifying macro-fungi for...Read more
Concert Sept. 7 - Pat Metheny Unity Band

Concert Sept. 7 - Pat Metheny Unity Band

September 5, 2012 | Doris Boardman
Pat Metheny Unity Band Friday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., York Street Tickets Still Available This is the last concert of the Summer Concert Series! Pat Metheny was born in Kansas City on August 12, 1954 into a musical family. Starting on trumpet at the age of 8, Metheny switched to guitar at age 12. By the...Read more
The Aster Yellows Blues

The Aster Yellows Blues

September 4, 2012 | John Murgel
August and September bring the heyday of many plants of the aster family (Asteraceae). Asters, chrysanthemums, black- and brown-eyed susans, sunflowers, and others grace the landscape with late summer color. Along with them, though, comes a pernicious illness with a mysterious cause: Aster Yellows...Read more
Your Feedback Helps Us Grow

Your Feedback Helps Us Grow

August 31, 2012 | Membership Department
When members take the time to let us know about their feelings or experiences, those of us in Denver Botanic Gardens' Membership Department pay close attention. Member feedback is one of the most valuable resources we have; it lets us know what what members would like to see more of, what needs...Read more

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