Coryphantha sulcata

Late to the party (Chihuahuan uplands cacti)

August 7, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Most hardy cacti bloom in spring. Pediocactus simpsonii for instance (our wonderful mountain ball cactus) can open its first flowers in my garden in March. April and May see the peak bloom on various Echinocereus and suchlike. By mid June most cacti are done and seed is ripening. I grant you the...Read more
Indigo Girls

Concert Aug. 4 – Indigo Girls; Concert Aug. 6 – Bruce Cockburn

August 1, 2013 | Doris Boardman
There are two concerts at York Street next week, and you can still get tickets to one of them! Be sure to read these bios compiled by Gardens’ member Rick Hum before you go to the concerts. Indigo Girls and von Grey Sunday August 4, 2013 York Street Doors: 6 p.m. / Show: 7 p.m. SOLD OUT! The Indigo...Read more
Line of chard planted in a garden with a sign reading chard.

Denver Urban Agriculture Tours

July 26, 2013 | Featured Instructor
For the second year in a row, Denver Botanic Gardens is partnering with Slow Food Denver and Grow Local Colorado to offer tours of urban agriculture projects throughout the Denver metro area. Since the tours were so popular last year (they all sold out!), we decided to double the numbers of tours...Read more
Glade Mallow (Napaea dioica)

This plant does not exist!

July 26, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Glade Mallow ( Napaea dioica ) I grant you the flowers are not gigantic--an inch across if you're generous. But they are produced in profusion for a long season (that's good isn't it?) and the plant itself is restrained...if rather large: here's the same clump that's blooming now the way it looked...Read more
Tony Avent

Most delightful planter imaginable

July 23, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Tony Avent's Plant Delights: Tony Avent is renowned not just for his catalog covers (the most controversial and amusing of their kind), but for the astonishing range of unusual plants he has introduced and sold from coast to coast. You can imagine how honored I was to be featured on this year's...Read more

Concert July 24 - Elephant Revival and Carolina Chocolate Drops

July 22, 2013 | Doris Boardman
There is one concert at York Street this week, and you can still get tickets! Be sure to read these bios compiled by Gardens’ member Rick Hum before you go to the concert. Elephant Revival and Carolina Chocolate Drops Wednesday, July 24, 2013 York Street Doors: 6 p.m. / Show: 7 p.m. Tickets still...Read more
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell

Concert July 18 - Bruce Hornsby; Concert July 20 - Steve Martin

July 16, 2013 | Doris Boardman
There are two concerts this week, and you can still get tickets to one of them! One is at York Street and one is at Chatfield. Be sure to read these bios compiled by Gardens’ member Rick Hum before you go to the concerts. Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers Thursday, July 18, 2013 York Street Doors:...Read more
Black eyed susans in the Children's garden

The Botanic Gardens' Secret Garden (Shhhhhhhhhhhh!)

July 15, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The new mine structure at the Children's Garden A great proportion of the visitors to our York St. gardens have never even visited the Children's garden: perhaps they're afraid they are over the height limit there? Or there is simply too much to see West of York Street that they can't imagine what...Read more

Home Canning

July 12, 2013 | Featured Instructor
The notion of putting food up is one that previous generations were familiar with - taking the bounty of the local harvest and preserving it for later. Of course, many of us didn’t grow up with the tradition of putting food up. But as we have become re-introduced with the art of growing our own...Read more
David Byrne & St. Vincent

Concert July 13 - David Byrne; Concert July 14 - Arlo Guthrie

July 9, 2013 | Doris Boardman
There are two concerts this weekend, and you can still get tickets to both of them! One is at Chatfield and one is at York Street. Be sure to read these bios compiled by Gardens’ member Rick Hum before you go to the concerts. David Byrne & St. Vincent Saturday, July 13, 2013 Doors: 5 p.m. /...Read more

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