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
Manahòana from Madagascar!

Manahòana from Madagascar!

November 5, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
Walking though the streets of Tana today, I can’t help but notice the cultural diversity of this city. The traffic is horrendous with street vendors peddling their wares to anyone that they can get their attention of. Mangoes are in season with a multitude of varieties on display. The hillsides are...Read more

Digital Nature: An evening of multimedia art

October 7, 2008 | Rachel Murray
Thursday, Oct. 9 from 7-10 p.m. Featuring art and music by: David Fodel. Normal Ones. Natascha Seideneck & Rebecca Dolan. Cacheflowe. Corey Scott & Dafe Hughes. h.dot and little dove. Ten and Tracer. Video created for Addictive TV Mixmasters Series, 2003 Music by David Fodel This year's...Read more
The Autumn Leaves in Montreal, Canada

The Autumn Leaves in Montreal, Canada

October 5, 2008 | Linda Maich
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

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