2013 Summer Concert Series Summary

October 24, 2013 | Doris Boardman
Time to celebrate fall: grasses are glowing in the late afternoon light and the leaves are still changing colors all over the Gardens. Come visit Denver Botanic Gardens soon! Every garden has something visual to offer. Or take a walk at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and enjoy nature and our...Read more

October surprise! Gorgeous fruit trump fragrant flowers!

October 17, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Heptacodium in seed The last thing one expects to see this time of year is a shrub in glorious full scarlet bloom--and even up close the red seedheads on "Seven Sons Flower" look suspiciously like flowers. Of course, in August it was a different proposition! Heptacodium in summer bloom This is what...Read more

Leaves of Grass....

October 8, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' I sometimes get a tad tired of sophisticated gardening friends who are always crowing about how Autumn is really their favorite season...as a firm fan of Spring and Summer, Fall comes in a distant third for me personally...but then again a few luminous days of Indian...Read more
Peter Korn

Out of the wild, into the garden: A Swedish designer shows how...

September 26, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Pulsatilla halleri white Is this pasqueflower in a garden? Or the wild? This and literally thousands of other wildflowers are growing in Peter Korn's private garden as they would on their native alps and Himalayas! Another pulsatilla, nodding with morning frost... Here you can see the garden a bit...Read more
Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens

Horticultural Therapy in the Japanese Garden

September 17, 2013 | Doris Boardman
Summer is slowly coming to the end and we are starting to see the presence of fall in Sho-Fu-En. The feathery, silver flowerheads of maidenhair grass ( Miscanthus sinensis ‘Yakushima’) wave in the breeze around the Japanese Garden’s moon-viewing deck. There is a feeling of peacefulness and serenity...Read more
Nick Snakenberg

DRACULA at large at Denver Botanic Gardens!

September 6, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Dracula chiroptera Nick Snakenberg, our curator of orchid collections, is justifiably proud of his collection of Draculas. Over the past few months he has leeringly invited various staff walking by to admire these exotic and stunning orchids from South America, which he is able to grow superbly in...Read more
Melissa Etheridge

Concert Sept. 3 - Melissa Etheridge

September 3, 2013 | Doris Boardman
We have a concert at York Street tonight, our last of the season. Be sure to read this bio, compiled by Gardens’ member Rick Hum and his wife Sue Ann Hum, before you go to the concert. A special thanks, Rick and Sue Ann, for all of the great bios this year. We'll see you dancing tonight at the...Read more

Concert Aug. 21 – Shawn Colvin

August 21, 2013 | Doris Boardman
We have a concert at York Street tonight, and tickets are still available! Be sure to read this bio compiled by Gardens’ member Rick Hum and his wife Sue Ann Hum (who were recently married at the Gardens before the Bruce Hornsby concert--they danced their first dance as a married couple at that...Read more
Allium 'Millenium'

Overlooked Alliums

August 16, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Allium 'Millenium' Diane Reavis, one of our long time Plant Select committee members, observed that "we don't do a lot with the summer Alliums at Denver Botanic Gardens" as the committee strolled through the Gardens the other day. That got me thinking: I used to grow lots of Allium ramosum in the...Read more
Victoria cruziana

Santa Cruz Waterlily - Now in Bloom!

August 13, 2013 | Tamara Kilbane
It isn't often that I linger at work until after the sun sets. Tonight is an exception. This evening, our Victoria cruziana plants (also known by the common name of Santa Cruz Waterilies) are coming into full bloom in the Monet Pool. As I sit on a bench beside the pond, the heady pineapple scent of...Read more