Beekeeping Basics

January 7, 2015 | Featured Instructor
In winter, there isn't much a beekeeper can do to help the bees other than watch your hive entrances, keep them clear of snow, inspect the bottom board for activity in the hive and be sure the hives are protected from the wind! If you have a window in a top bar hive, you can sometimes catch a...Read more
New sculpture on display

Art and Nature--which is which?

January 5, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Colorado by Dale Chihuly It's hard to believe that this was a parking lot a year ago for staff, hidden behind giant conifers. Few visitors even knew the Waring House existed. Thanks to the recently installed Colorado by Dale Chihuly, this has become a destination and another focal point of interest...Read more
dahlia

Playing with Flowers

January 2, 2015 | Featured Instructor
In the depths of winter I love to amuse myself with flower crafts. Winter weather allows you the time indoors to pull out the craft box and let that inner artist dance around. A snowy weekend afternoon is perfect for this - after the prerequisite smoked salmon benedict brunch and nap under the...Read more
spices

Flavors of Morocco

December 10, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Moroccan cuisine is steeped in a deep and diverse culinary history dating back to medieval times. The food is vibrant, warming and welcoming. Morocco is most well-known for significant use of spices, herbs and aromatics. Traditional and modern culinary styles were influenced by the Berbers of North...Read more
preserves

Healthy Cooking at Home: How to Stock Your Pantry

December 3, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Is it likely that you will be making a New Year’s resolution to start eating better and cooking at home more? If you find it challenging to come up with a constant array of new recipes, this class is perfect for you, whether cooking for yourself or your family. The best cooks don’t base their meals...Read more
Delosperma from Alan Tower

Drifts of gold, not drifts of snow!

December 2, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Alan Tower DENVER Botanic Gardens implies we're a local institution, which is true. But what greater proof of the regional--nay!--national and international reach that we have than when nurserymen from 1,000 miles away maintain a close relationship with us and our collections. I photographed Alan a...Read more
Red tailed hawk

Serendipity

November 5, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Juvenile red tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Serendipity is an operative principle of gardens. You accidentally find the perfect spot in your garden where a certain plant flourishes and then find out all your friends have failed with it! You visit Windsor Great Park at the golden hour of afternoon...Read more
Crocus goulimyi

"Until they think warm days will never cease"

October 30, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Salvia greggii 'Wild Thing' Every autumn there are days that remind me of Keats' great Ode to Autumn , but I can never remember such a warm, interminable fall. The weathermen are predicting hard frost next week--so the next few days may be your last time this year to see Denver Botanic Gardens in...Read more

2014 IWGS New Waterlily Competition Winners

October 27, 2014 | Tamara Kilbane
Denver Botanic Gardens was once again the host of the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society’s New Waterlily Competition this year. This contest draws entries of new waterlily hybrids from skilled hybridizers around the world. This year there were 21 entries in three categories - hardy...Read more
Joan Franson

In Memoriam: Joan Franson

October 26, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Joan Franson and Cistus laurifolius Joan Franson, long time volunteer and champion of Denver Botanic Gardens, passed away on Thursday, October 17. Her obituary in the Denver Post provides more information on Joan. There will be a Memorial Service for Joan at Denver Botanic Gardens this Tuesday...Read more

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