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Autumnal fire

Autumnal fire

October 10, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Haemanthus multiflorus This little honey is South African, and no...Mike Kintgen does not believe it is hardy (he lifts the bulbs before hard frost): but what a spectacle this magnificent Amaryllid makes in the South African Plaza! I have seen Brunsvigia and Haemanthus in South Africa, where they...Learn more
Orostachys: living jade for the garden

Orostachys: living jade for the garden

July 31, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Orostachys spinosa in a troughYou know you have succeeded when you are copied: this picture (or something like it) has shown up in books, in nursery catalogues, on advertising flyers and in other people's talks: people just love the way the gray trough seems to morph into these gnarly, symmetrical...Learn more
More hardy agaves blooming? Ho hum...

More hardy agaves blooming? Ho hum...

July 28, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Spring is Officially Over

Spring is Officially Over

June 28, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
There are a few days in June when you can finally declare "Spring is over": usually after a week of 90F heat, when your garden is wilting. This date does not come directly on the Solstice: it can fall early in June. For me it was this morning: my garden at home that had been magnificent for months...Learn more
Are you a butterfly or a bee?

Are you a butterfly or a bee?

October 2, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! What do you think of when you think of the things that make up Denver Botanic Gardens? I think of the many wonderful Gardens – each with its own personality and its own way of inspiring us. I also think of the plant accessions themselves, the water features, the herbarium...Learn more
The Wisdom of Mutual Discovery

The Wisdom of Mutual Discovery

September 17, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! Wanna know a little secret of mine? I actually do not know the names of ALL the plants at Denver Botanic Gardens. That’s right. I’ll give you a minute to get over the shock…. Fact is, there are about 14,500 taxa (differently named species and/or cultivars) at the Gardens...Learn more
Let the Games Continue III

Let the Games Continue III

September 15, 2009 | Joe Tomocik
A cool and rainy summer brings a different, yet inspiring water garden display to Denver Botanic Gardens. Visitors traversing the Gardens from the southeast corner are again treated to the soothing magical sounds of water, waterlilies galore and dramatic reflections. Romantic Garden Pool A ninth...Learn more
The Plant Connection

The Plant Connection

September 9, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! Without question, one of the greatest gifts that I receive as an Ambassador at Denver Botanic Gardens is the gift of meeting new people and making connections. We, all of us, like this thing whether we know it or not. We like making connections. Plants are the tao , the way,...Learn more
Spring and the Snow

Spring and the Snow

April 18, 2009 | Matt Cole
[caption id="attachment_1264" align="alignnone" width="267" caption="A street tree shows signs of spring under the snow."] The maple was blooming! Those are its green flowers coming out from under the snow. Imagine that you are traveling to an arranged marriage with someone unknown and the sleet...Learn more
Jade Vine Winds Down after Extraordinary Performance

Jade Vine Winds Down after Extraordinary Performance

June 9, 2008 | Matt Cole
Did the jade vine's blooms reach June? Maybe... But I didn't see it. The end of May appears to have brought the the end of the blooming run. Still, that's almost twice the time I first expected. Nick Snakenberg, Curator of Orchids, is the man who originally sent out the word that this legume was...Learn more

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