Natural Dye Making in Berry Bonanza: Seedlings Classes

Natural Dye Making in Berry Bonanza: Seedlings Classes

November 13, 2009 | Josie Hart Genter
Ever wonder how to dye your clothing in a natural way? Kids love getting stains on their clothes anyway, right? Next Tuesday in our Seedlings weekly classes for kids 3-5, we will be making tie-dyed socks with berries. We will define what fruits are actually considered berries and which ones aren’t...Read more
How to be a Garden Insider

How to be a Garden Insider

November 13, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! It feels so good to be back with you after a hiatus in October to clean up my own gardens and to get snowed in, LOL. I was at the Gardens last Saturday on an immaculate, crisp blue Colorado day. We had a lot of visitors on that day – so nice to see you! What I notice most about...Read more
Autumn blooms

Autumn blooms

November 13, 2009 | Mike Kintgen
Autumn is never my favorite season but it is perhaps the season that I find myself savoring moments and days the most. Soon a bitter north wind will be blowing and the 2009 gardening season will be but a memory and photos. In the mean time there is much to admire on these balmy late autumn days...Read more
The Nature of Music in Denver!

The Nature of Music in Denver!

November 12, 2009 | Past Art Exhibits
Denver Botanic Gardens is pleased to announce that Swallow Hill Music Association is its new concert promotions partner for the booking and production of all Denver Botanic Gardens concerts, commencing in the 2010 season. This new partnership reflects recent changes in the Gardens’ strategy and...Read more
Now is the dawning of the age of the Meadow

Now is the dawning of the age of the Meadow

November 8, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The Great Plains where we live (and which we have transmogrified incidentally) are meadows. Our stunning alpine tundra is a meadow, essentially. There are lush meadows throughout our Colorado mountain parklands. Dotted here and there amid the predominant forests of foothills, montane and subalpine...Read more
Don't Miss It! Week of November 7th

Don't Miss It! Week of November 7th

November 7, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
This time of year, a little inside and a little outside is where I want to be; it all depends on the weather. Luckily, either way I have something to see and something to learn. • Is This Tree Dead? No, actually, it is a Larix sibirica or Siberian Larch, which is a deciduous pine tree—that is, it...Read more
Creating your own Worm Compost Bin: Seedlings Classes

Creating your own Worm Compost Bin: Seedlings Classes

November 6, 2009 | Josie Hart Genter
I am so excited and yes a little nervous about next Tuesday for our Seedlings class. I am bringing in a bunch of live worms for kids to look at and take home with them! We will be reading the adorable "Diary of a Worm" by Doreen Cronin. In this hysterical diary, kids get to see a portrait of a...Read more
Botanica Magnifica on Saturday

Botanica Magnifica on Saturday

November 5, 2009 | Matt Cole
Anything about Magnificent Botany is bound to get my attention, so it was with great joy that I realized that the publication of this stunning book was bringing Dr. W. John Kress to Denver. He's a curator at the Smithsonian Muesum of Natural History, and I'm delighted to hear him speak! Jonathan...Read more
New Species to Colorado Discovered

New Species to Colorado Discovered

November 5, 2009 | Anna Sher
Because identification of mushrooms is so difficult, it is believed that only a very small percentage of existing species are even known to science. Hence, identification by visiting experts is critical for any herbarium to determine if previously collected specimens might have been misidentified,...Read more
Tropical dreamin'

Tropical dreamin'

October 30, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Some people love snow. My idea of a good winter sport is snorkling--NOT at a local reservoir incidentally...for those of us who love lushness and green, winter can stretch interminably. I'm not the only one living in denial: Mark McCauley is a keen local gardener who has a special interest in...Read more

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