Literature of the Land Book Club: Spring 2015

March 24, 2015 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
I am pleased to announce the spring 2015 session of Literature of the Land, a book club series hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. We’ll read three books over three months, focusing on a specific topic of interest. We delve into literature related to the land and to nature, discussing topics that...Learn more
Iris 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'

Nettled by iris...

March 17, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Iris 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' As I was driving home yesterday I passed a house which boasted a narrow bed along its north side with hundreds--maybe thousands of snowdrops. I began looking intently (through Capitol Hill mind you--one of Denver's most plant-dense neighborhoods). Surely there must be...Learn more

Planning an event? We can host it!

March 4, 2015 | Special Events
Looking to host a great party but not sure what kind? Denver Botanic Gardens is a great place with many options! We host: Weddings and receptions Meetings and corporate retreats Birthday parties for all ages Bridal showers Baby showers Fundraisers Celebration of life Holiday parties Bar and Bat...Learn more
Salvia indica

Salvia Mundi: 'Sage' advice for you

March 3, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Salvia indica The first salvia to bloom at Denver Botanic Gardens every spring is actually from Western Asia and Turkey rather than India as the name would imply. It shows one extreme of the range of form the genus can display. Now look below at a Western American gem: Salvia pachyphylla Over the...Learn more
The Forgotten Garden

Book Review: "The Forgotten Garden"

March 1, 2015 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
The Forgotten Garden is an ambitious tale spanning five generations of women. Beginning in Australia, the story opens with a lost little girl who has no idea who she is or where she came from. The only clue to her origins is a charming book of fairy tales found amongst her belongings. Years later,...Learn more

Trees MATTER!

February 26, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Juniperus excelsa Photo: taken mid-September, 2001 above treeline in the Pakistan Himalaya. Notice this rugged, treeline behemoth was cut for firewood. It is sadly emblematic of how we humans have taken an enormous toll on forests worldwide, not just in nature, but in our cities where tree...Learn more

Fruit Tree Growing Tips

February 11, 2015 | Featured Instructor
If your fruit tree doesn’t produce well or you’re considering planting a new fruit tree, the following are some tips to keep in mind. The age to bearing of fruit trees after planting is 3 to 5 years depending on species. Because fruit trees are an investment in time, carefully consider planting...Learn more

Love is in the air

February 4, 2015 | Special Events
Whether you were engaged over the holidays or you are hoping for something special on Valentine’s Day, there is no doubt that this time of year, love is in the air. And now you need somewhere to get married! Denver Botanic Gardens is a top-rated, award-winning botanic garden located in the heart of...Learn more

Book Review: "Annihilation"

February 3, 2015 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
A biologist, an anthropologist, a psy chologist, and a surveyor walk into a forest.… This group of four women, known only by their occupational titles, is the twelfth expedition into remote Area X, a pristine, Edenic, yet unusual forest that rarely allows survivors. Annihilation , the first book in...Learn more
Fragrant Roses: picture of Abraham Darby rose

Fragrant Roses

January 28, 2015 | Featured Instructor
While it’s quite wonderful to receive a dozen long-stemmed red roses on Valentine’s Day, what better time to daydream about and plan your very own lusciously fragrant rose garden? You can then create your garden of long-lasting, disease-resistant roses in the colors and fragrances (fruits, flowers...Learn more

The Spiral Aloe perplex

January 27, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Aloe polyphylla at Semonkong Lodge Few plants better epitomize the quandaries of plant conservation than this iconic aloe, endemic to the heights of south-central Lesotho, South Africa. Once relatively abundant (Alan Beverly estimated at least 10,000 a half century ago), this magnificent national...Learn more

Forcing Hyacinth Bulbs in Vases

January 26, 2015 | Ebi Kondo
Hyacinths are classic spring-blooming bulbs that have been popular for centuries, in large part because of their bright colors and fragrant flowers. The plant grows from large bulbs, typically planted in the garden in the fall. The upright cluster of flowers will come up in spring with beautiful...Learn more

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