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
Trail of Lights Family Fun

Trail of Lights Family Fun

December 3, 2008 | Lisa Eldred
Last night Denver Botanic Gardens wowed visitors at the Member-Only preview of this new holiday lights event at Chatfield. My family and I were among the many who enjoyed the spectacular display and country charm nestled in the foothills. Complete with the new children's Discovery area, historic...Read more
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
On this Thanksgiving Day as I ponder all the things I am thankful for, one that comes to the forefront is how fortunate I am to work at the Denver Botanic Gardens. With a mission of connecting people with plants, along with my team of talented horticulturists, I have the unique opportunity to reach...Read more
Nymphaea capensis in bloom in research greenhouse

Nymphaea capensis in bloom in research greenhouse

November 20, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Sporting a lovely blue flower in the research greenhouse last week was the exotic species tropical waterlily, Nymphaea capensis . The plant was grown from seed and presented to the Gardens by Curator of Native Plants, Dan Johnson. Dan and C. McMaster collected the seed in the wild (Feb. 2006) in...Read more
Madagascar’s Spiny Forest

Madagascar’s Spiny Forest

November 19, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
During my current visit to Madagascar, I had the enviable opportunity to visit the unique spiny desert ecosystem, located in the south and southwestern part of the country. What amazing diversity! Hot though it may have been, I am sure glad I made the time to visit this unique forest, which is home...Read more
Nymphaea 'St. Louis Gold'

Nymphaea 'St. Louis Gold'

November 19, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
The brilliant yellow tropical waterlily Nymphaea ‘St. Louis Gold’ is lighting up the propagation greenhouse at Denver Botanic Gardens. Possibly the brightest yellow waterlily of all, ‘St. Louis Gold’ was hybridized by the legendary Dr. George H. Pring. With ample light and water temperatures above...Read more
News in Plant Science: Annuals turned Perennial

News in Plant Science: Annuals turned Perennial

November 12, 2008 | Rachel Murray
Every gardener visiting a nursery knows what they're looking for based on a basic distinction: annuals or perennials. What if the categories weren't so clear? Scientists have discovered that it is just two genes that determine whether a plant is annual or perennial. The distinction between annuals...Read more
Madagascan Coffee

Madagascan Coffee

November 11, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan

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