Jasmine Tea and  Mooncakes in Montreal

Jasmine Tea and Mooncakes in Montreal

October 3, 2008 | Linda Maich
Yesterday, I drank jasmine tea and ate a mooncake at the Montreal Botanical Garden; it is the season of the Magic of the Lanterns, and the Chinese Garden is adorned with many colorful and graceful figures that have been designed in Montreal and made in Shanghai. They are filled with lights in the...Read more
Leaves of Grass: Autumnal bounty

Leaves of Grass: Autumnal bounty

September 11, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Is it a coincidence that Walt Whitman named his revolutionary collection of poetry "Leaves of Grass"? Grass is the dominant vegetation in our region, and ornamental grasses have revolutionized horticulture across America in recent decades. If I had to pick a favorite grass, right now I would have...Read more
Recondite plant #3 Scheer's ball cactus

Recondite plant #3 Scheer's ball cactus

September 2, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
It must have been 10 years ago when I first saw Scheer's stunning cactus bloom on Dryland Mesa here at the Gardens: I had to have it! The extraordinary blend of gold and amber reminded me of the heady contents of whisky bottles, or trout streams in late summer with their cognac water tints glinting...Read more
Why Baby Vegetables are a Luxury, and Other Thoughts on Preparing for Winter

Why Baby Vegetables are a Luxury, and Other Thoughts on Preparing for Winter

September 1, 2008 | Ellen Hertzman
Preparing for winter? Yes, I've been thinking about winter for a couple months now, ever since I decided to try to eat more local foods. I won't be limiting myself to eating only foods grown in Colorado, especially over the winter, but I am wanting to pay more attention to where my food comes from...Read more
Recondite Plants: what are they? where are they? #1

Recondite Plants: what are they? where are they? #1

September 1, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Water Gardens in full bloom

Water Gardens in full bloom

August 29, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Fly Trap Feast Carnivorous Venus Fly Traps (Dionaea muscipula) and pitcher plants (Sarracenia cvs.) are found at both entrances to the Fly Trap Feast. Close to the north entrance is a demonstration display showing the use of aquatic plants as filters, a fine example of sustainability, one of the...Read more
Season of Inspiration

Season of Inspiration

August 29, 2008 | Matt Cole
This is the season of inspiration. I know everyone talks about gardening in the spring, but this is the time of year that motivates me. Every garden has come into its own. Yards, parks, estates, landscapes: by now you know what they are going to be. Thick slabs of watermelon, backlogs of zuchini,...Read more
Nelumbo nucifera 'Mrs. Perry D. Slocum' lotus

Nelumbo nucifera 'Mrs. Perry D. Slocum' lotus

August 25, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
In the Monet pond, the leaves of the Gardens’ favorite lotus Nelumbo nucifera 'Mrs. Perry D. Slocum' sporting plate-like water resistant leaves. In the background is an exciting graffiti artist’s mural (Lady Pink) and reflection. The colorful murals are part of the Gardens’ popular "Urban Nature"...Read more
Nelumbo 'Rosy Clouds' lotus

Nelumbo 'Rosy Clouds' lotus

August 25, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Nelumbo 'Rosy Clouds' lotus continues to flower magnificantly in the Victoria (upper) pool. The flowers open in the morning and close in the afternoon, for three consecutive days. They are delightfully fragrant. N. 'Rosy Clouds' is an excellent lotus for Colorado Gardens.Read more

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