Spring blooms here, there and everywhere

Spring blooms here, there and everywhere

March 3, 2009 | Cindy Newlander
Nepenthes spp . . . Tropical Pitcher Plants

Nepenthes spp . . . Tropical Pitcher Plants

February 18, 2009 | Joe Tomocik
There are seventy species of tropical pitcher plants, first described in Madagascar in the 17th century. Insects and animal life are captured and digested when falling into sweet smelling nectar at the base of the modified leaf extensions…pitchers. Fantasy-stories speak of man-eating pitcher plants...Read more
Eating Locally: the View from February

Eating Locally: the View from February

February 3, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
Dinner last night was homemade pizza, featuring homegrown basil pesto, tomatoes from my garden, and red peppers, picked from the garden and roasted till the skins fell off. Dessert was a cobbler of farmer's market Colorado peaches, and blackberries from my incredibly prolific vines. No, you're not...Read more
January Interns Find a Warm Welcome

January Interns Find a Warm Welcome

January 27, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
The Gardens welcomed two interns from Oberlin College during the month of January. The young women, who between them are majoring in Plant Biology, History, Creative Writing, and Environmental Studies, lent their energy to numerous projects. They spent time measuring champion trees, finding and...Read more
A surprising 65 degrees today, in January!

A surprising 65 degrees today, in January!

January 22, 2009 | Doris Boardman
It was a record-breaking 71 degrees and sunny yesterday, too. Just enough warm weather lately to coax out some early bloomers. The hellebores (Helleborus spp.) and witch hazel (Hamamelis species) are already starting to bloom in the garden just south and southeast of the Waring House at 909 York...Read more
Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

December 27, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
John Temple’s column in the Rocky Mountain News today, ‘Simple moments, rich rewards’ was very inspiring. Not just because I work at Denver Botanic Gardens, but also because the article hits it in the nail regarding the little things in life that really matter. Every morning I look out my kitchen...Read more
'Pink Ribbon' waterlily sends holiday wishes

'Pink Ribbon' waterlily sends holiday wishes

December 18, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
‘Pink Ribbon,’ a Wonderful Christmas Wish…Time flies and before you know it the waterlilies will be doing their thing again, flowering profusely and brightening the lives of people world-wide. The brilliant pink hardy waterlily Nymphaea ‘Pink Ribbon’ (hybridizer: Songpanich) was a hit once more in...Read more
A REAL Trail of Lights!

A REAL Trail of Lights!

December 16, 2008 | Doris Boardman
Trail of Lights on member night . . . As we drove onto Deer Creek Canyon Road, my breath was taken away for a minute. Just imagine seeing the lights all aglow in the depths of a dark field, with the crescent moon glowing over the entire scene. Even viewing the car lights snaking down into the...Read more
Wonder

Wonder

December 4, 2008 | Linda Maich
Meanwhile, the gracefulness particular to this season takes shape through a delicate choreography, and nature continues her cyclical, imperfect journey. Recently, I saw a dragonfly clinging to leaves and branches near the Gates Montane Garden, its tattered, iridescent wings prismatic in the...Read more
UnReal Art at the Gardens

UnReal Art at the Gardens

December 4, 2008 | Lisa Eldred
Real/UnReal: Botanical Studies by John Bonath, the current art exhibit in Gates Garden Court at our York Street location, sets our concrete walls ablaze with color. From afar, the works are simply appealing interpretations of botanical subjects. Portraits, perhaps. There is more than meets the eye...Read more

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