The Plant Connection

The Plant Connection

September 9, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! Without question, one of the greatest gifts that I receive as an Ambassador at Denver Botanic Gardens is the gift of meeting new people and making connections. We, all of us, like this thing whether we know it or not. We like making connections. Plants are the tao , the way,...Learn more
Aghast! A key! .......

Aghast! A key! .......

September 8, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Is it agaSTASHee? Aga-stach-ay?Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 6...

Don't Miss It! Week of Sept. 6...

September 5, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
When you visit this week, here are a few things to see: Likewise, check out the brilliantly colored Strawflowers, planted as annuals in the Monet Garden and the temporary Cutting Garden. They are irresistible to touch--go ahead! Odds and Ends: The golden Lysimachia aurea, also known as Creeping...Learn more
Did you get up and dance?

Did you get up and dance?

September 3, 2009 | Doris Boardman
Concert season is over for the year both at our York Street and Chatfield locations. We had a dazzling array of talented musicians here again this year, and the Gardens have never looked better. Here’s a summary of some of the music this past season: Leftover Salmon was a great kick-off for the...Learn more
Featured Garden of the Week: Monet Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: Monet Garden

September 1, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
“Then all of a sudden I had the revelation of how enchanting my pond was. I took up my palette. Since then I have hardly had any other subject.” Claude Monet, 1924 Built in 1999, the inspiration for the creation of the Monet Garden was the “Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums”...Learn more
Spring in the autumn

Spring in the autumn

August 31, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Colorado columbine ( Aquilegia caerulea) usually blooms in May in Denver, and June and July in the mountains. Yet this picture was taken a few days ago below Lake Isabel, in the Indian Peaks Wilderness in Boulder County. Nearby a meadow was filled with marsh marigold ( Caltha leptosepala ) which is...Learn more
Don't Miss It!

Don't Miss It!

August 30, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
A few things to see at the Gardens this week... Blue is the color: Plumbago boasts brilliant blue flowers and, in the fall, foliage in reds and purples. There’s a big patchby the Waring House gate, but once you know it, you’ll see it everywhere. Check out the interestingly named Lobelia syphilitica...Learn more
Bright Berries Catching Visitor's Eyes

Bright Berries Catching Visitor's Eyes

August 26, 2009 | Cindy Newlander
This mountain ash had visitors stopping and staring and then asking "What is THAT?" yesterday. It is a slow-growing tree and according to Michael Dirr in his Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, "Upright with strongly ascending branches, dark green leaves, good large sealing wax red fruits..." I like...Learn more
Compost Happens

Compost Happens

August 24, 2009 | Bonnie Weimer
Thanks to the green team volunteers for helping us compost this weekend at summer concerts!Learn more

Top 100 Botany Blogs

August 24, 2009 | Doris Boardman
Thank you, Online College Blog, for including us in your Top 100 list of botany blogs. We are honored by this acknowledgment. Our blog started in February 2008--we've come a long way in such a short time! Enjoy exploring the list. "Students of botany and amateur plant enthusiasts alike can take...Learn more

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