While there's never a bad time to visit the permanent sculptures at Denver Botanic Gardens, the warm light of a summer sunrise makes the lovely even lovelier.

Art in the Gardens - Sculpture at Dawn

August 25, 2014 | Jen Tobias
While there's never a bad time to visit the permanent sculptures at Denver Botanic Gardens, the warm light of a summer sunrise makes the lovely even lovelier.Learn more

What in blazes?

August 15, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Liatris ligulistylis I was born in Colorado, and have spent most of my life here--and lots of time poking around the plains and mountains--to the extent that I've seen and can identify most of the showier native wildflowers, and a good many of the less showy ones as well. A few have escaped me. You...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens' waterways provide a spectacular vantage point for sculpture viewing, offering a glimpse into the looking glass to see art amid the living landscape reflected in surprising vistas.

Art in the Gardens - More Permanent Collections!

August 13, 2014 | Jen Tobias
Denver Botanic Gardens' waterways provide a spectacular vantage point for sculpture viewing, offering a glimpse into the looking glass to see art amid the living landscape reflected in surprising vistas.Learn more

Titanic Tithonia

August 11, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Tithonia rotundifolia For years I have admired this giant daisy at Denver Botanic Gardens, where it is planted here or there in various annual groupings. This year, I decided it was time to enjoy it at home. I obtained a few small seedlings from a nursery in Arvada and planted them out rather late...Learn more
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Three Girls, Three Gardens, Thirty Days

August 10, 2014 | Featured Instructor
One hot summer day I went to visit my former client’s organic garden and she said to me, “One day I want to eat just from my garden. I wonder if I could do it for a month?” I quickly responded that I loved the idea and wanted to try it. Our friend, who is an organic urban grower, wanted to take...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens not only hosts traveling art exhibitions, but is home to a permanent collection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, sculptures and more!

Art in the Gardens - Permanent Collection Edition

July 22, 2014 | Jen Tobias
Denver Botanic Gardens not only hosts traveling art exhibitions, but is home to a permanent collection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, sculptures and more!Learn more

Hydrangeas for Colorado?

July 20, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Hydrangea quercifolia This time of year I am amazed to see spectacular mounds of Hydrangea 'Annabelle' glowing around the metro area. That is one cultivar that has certainly made its mark, although one doesn't see quite as many of them as you would in a more humid part of the country. I've noticed...Learn more

Midsummer Minion: the hardiest Pelargonium

July 14, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The hardy "Geranium" Savvy gardeners will tell you that "Geraniums" in common parlance are really " Pelargonium " (their proper Latin Name) and generally tender plants. There are, in fact, two true Pelargonium that grow only in Eurasia, and both of these are thriving at Denver Botanic Gardens: the...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Pulling for Colorado this Saturday – Help us battle noxious weeds

July 7, 2014 | Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.
The health and diversity of native plant populations impact our food, water and wellbeing. Healthy ecosystems provide the fundamental basis for all life on earth; this includes forming soil and cycling nutrients. Plants are the critical base of food chains in most ecosystems and native plants most...Learn more
Winecups

Toast to Winecups! (Callirhoe involucrata)

July 6, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Winecups in Watersmart Garden Strolling around York Street gardens this time of year, you are apt to see a bright rose red plant that resembles a geranium in many gardens. It is apt to be winecups ( Callirhoe involucrata ), a favorite of many staff and keen gardeners in the area. Not a geranium at...Learn more
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Annus Mirabilis: a toast from a claret cup!

June 16, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Claret cup cactus Earlier this year, the Colorado Legislature passed a bill designating Echinocereus triglochidiatus the official state cactus of Colorado. I'm one of those people who'd find it hard to settle on a single taxon as a favorite--especially in such a splendiferous and exquisite group as...Learn more
Vegetable Gardening

Minding Your Vegetable Garden

June 6, 2014 | Featured Instructor
The beginning of each spring allows vegetable gardeners the opportunity to plan and plant a brand new garden. The most time-consuming part of putting in the vegetable garden is over by early June. You purchased vegetable transplants at the garden center or grew your own starts near a sunny window...Learn more

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