Cornus kousa

Pushing limits...

November 21, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Asian dogwood ( Cornus kousa ) "Asian dogwood? Surely photographed in Oregon, or perhaps New Jersey?" Nope--taken at Denver Botanic Gardens last June. There are several specimens--this one in the Rock Alpine Garden, but also at Waring House that reliably bloom late every spring. Cornus kousa tree...Read more
Bulbs!

It's almost too late...

November 8, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Tulipa humilis 'Albomaculata Caerulea' I know you have a few bulbs you picked up at the Gardens fall sale still lurking in your porch! Or perhaps you have altogether forgotten and assume that since Thanksgiving is fast approaching it's too late to plant bulbs? In a few months when gems like this...Read more
Tibetan singing bowls

Tibetan Singing Bowls Concerts

November 8, 2013 | Featured Instructor
Wondering what a Tibetan Singing Bowls "Sound Healing Concert" is all about? It is an opportunity to lay down (if you wish) and receive some seriously good vibrations....literally!!! Sound healers Jason and Chris Anne Coviello will begin the concert with Jason playing his Hang Drum which is a very...Read more
Ghost Tours at Denver Botanic Gardens

Ghosts, Bats and Chatfield Are Autumn's Heralds

October 24, 2013 | Matt Cole
In many places, the changing of the leaves hearalds the beginning of autumn. From my windows, I can see many colors, some quite brilliant in the sun. But most of the trees on my street are still green--not giving in to fall at all! I am like them. Sure, its a bit nippy before sunrise, but I have...Read more

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
Heptacodium

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

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