The New Community Garden: An Urban Community Treasure

April 26, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
After much anticipation, the community garden plots were laid out this week. The creation of this garden has taken well over a year. Back and forth negotiations with Denver Water to acquire their property at Congress Park, community meetings, planning and implementation, all these have been truly a...Read more
Wetting the Appetite with a Classical Tropical Waterlily

Wetting the Appetite with a Classical Tropical Waterlily

April 20, 2009 | Joe Tomocik
We are all anxious and ready for the fireworks to begin. The exotic tropical waterlilies are planted in 7 gal. containers in mid-June at Denver Botanic Gardens, when the water temperature remains over 70 degrees F. Nymphaea ‘Aquarius’ is one of our very special “historical” tropical waterlilies...Read more
One Good Picture...

One Good Picture...

April 18, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
...is worth a whole lot of words! This pretty much says it all about April in the Gardens! ThisRead more
The dinosaurs are arriving!

The dinosaurs are arriving!

April 13, 2009 | Doris Boardman
Installation of the life-size dinosaur sculptures started today at York Street. It is amazing to see how realistic they appear. Our talented horticulture and operations staff are doing everything possible to make it seem like our prehistoric guests actually are at home roaming the Gardens. Plant...Read more
A Little Color on a Drab Day

A Little Color on a Drab Day

April 12, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
Easter dawned today gray and drizzly--not what we might hope for on an April Sunday. A few brave souls are visiting the Gardens, where our newest exhibit--Jurassic Gardens--is being installed. But I have a quiet moment to post a little color. Around this time of year, I like to tinker with natural...Read more
Early Filling of Gardens' Pools

Early Filling of Gardens' Pools

March 30, 2009 | Joe Tomocik
A prolonged warm spell created an opportunity that an alert Operations Team was quick to exploit--completing minor pool repairs and sweeping our larger pools squeaky clean. Following suit was the talented and committed Denver Botanic Gardens’ Horticulture staff which (with a touch of flare) quickly...Read more
Spring is here

Spring is here

March 20, 2009 | Doris Boardman
Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Gardens!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Gardens!

March 17, 2009 | Doris Boardman
Euphorbia polychroma 'Candy' - Cushion spurgeRead more
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

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