Plant Carnivory: Role Reversal from Prey to Predator

Plant Carnivory: Role Reversal from Prey to Predator

August 20, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Typically plants fall at the bottom of the food chain, eaten by almost all other creatures. The exceptions to the rule are the carnivorous plants, displaying a role reversal from prey to predator. These plants have developed evolutionary mechanisms to trap insects and digest them in order to...Read more
Flowering golf balls...YES!

Flowering golf balls...YES!

August 20, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Golf originated in Scotland, but Cactus are all-American: the family is essentially restricted to North and South America (one renegade Rhipsalis has snuck into the Eastern Hemisphere). Most cacti in North America are found in the hot and dry southwest where the genus Escobaria is especially richly...Read more
A mention of gentians...

A mention of gentians...

August 18, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Gentiana paradoxa x septemfida Mention gentians, and die-hard wildflower lovers will sigh, or maybe even squeak with delight. No group of native wildflowers elicits such deep emotional devotion (except maybe columbines...but I digress). There are fantastic gentians growing across the world's high...Read more

Tips For Your Trips

August 18, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! Summer is in full bloom and we look forward to seeing you at the Gardens soon. We want to help make your experience as magical and enjoyable as possible, so here are tips for planning and preparing for your next visit: Come early or come late to avoid crowds. Come the minute we...Read more
August blues...

August blues...

August 14, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Featured Garden of the Week: All-America Selections (AAS) Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: All-America Selections (AAS) Garden

August 13, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Though seasonal displays can be seen throughout the Gardens, the only significant display of annuals at Denver Botanic Gardens is found in the AAS Garden. Featuring premier annuals from the All-America Selections program, this garden is in spectacular form at this time and was artistically designed...Read more
Spice up your August with OREGANOS!

Spice up your August with OREGANOS!

August 7, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
My xeriscape at home is a tragedy right now: masses of giant larkspur, horned poppies, mullein--all twice as big as they should be--all flopping and smothering any little gems below. Depressing. But in my back yard my rock work is garlanded and festooned, embellished and just plain SAVED by that...Read more
What is a Gardens' Ambassador?

What is a Gardens' Ambassador?

August 7, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! When you think of DBG and spread the word about us, it is our utmost wish that “Welcome” is the first thing that comes to your mind. And this is where I come in. I guess you could say that I come in where YOU come in! So what’s a day in the life of an Ambassador? First and...Read more

Shop at the Gardens Now Open!

August 3, 2009 | Past Art Exhibits
Yet another BRAND NEW experience is waiting for you at Denver Botanic Gardens. The Gardens has opened a new gift shop, Shop at the Gardens. The entire gift shop was re-designed from the ground up to offer our visitors the most sustainable, creative, unique garden and gift products in Denver. Come...Read more
Featured Garden of the Week: Aquatic Gardens

Featured Garden of the Week: Aquatic Gardens

July 31, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
The water gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens, despite their slow start this spring on account of hail and cooler weather could not be more spectacular than it is right now. Artistically choreographed by Joe Tomocik, Curator of Aquatic Collections, our aquatic displays are one of the best in the...Read more

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