Let's Talk Tropics

February 7, 2010 | Nick Daniel
What makes a tropical plant a tropical plant? This is a question I have been asked several times, and it may sound like it's an easy one to answer, and sometimes it is, but today, I'm going to dive a little deeper. It would be easy for me to just say, "A tropical plant is any plant found between...Learn more
Bold, Beautiful Brownea

Bold, Beautiful Brownea

February 4, 2010 | Nick Daniel
This time of year, while rather bleak and cold outside, really gets me excited for what's growing on in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. As I was watering this morning, I could not take my eyes off of the absolutely beautiful Brownea ariza . The big, bold, red flowers always seem to...Learn more
An American Celebration!

An American Celebration!

January 28, 2010 | Nick Daniel
In July of this year, the Biennial of the Americas will be occurring here in Denver. It is a celebration of art, culture, and the Western Hemisphere in general. So this got me to thinking, what better way to celebrate the Biennial here at the Denver Botanic Gardens, than to celebrate the family...Learn more
A New Addition to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

A New Addition to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

January 21, 2010 | Nick Daniel
Recently, we planted a new addition in the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory, Brugmansia sanguinea , or the ‘red angel’s trumpet.’ This crimson-flowered tree will surely be a treat when in bloom. Brugmansia is a genus of trees and shrubs consisting of only seven species. These pendulous-flowered...Learn more
Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

December 27, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
John Temple’s column in the Rocky Mountain News today, ‘Simple moments, rich rewards’ was very inspiring. Not just because I work at Denver Botanic Gardens, but also because the article hits it in the nail regarding the little things in life that really matter. Every morning I look out my kitchen...Learn more
The frogs have started to call

The frogs have started to call

February 25, 2008 | Doris Boardman
We’ve had the poison dart frogs here in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory since early November when they were still pretty young. Conservatory staff members have been raising fruit flies, dusting them with vitamins, and feeding them to the frogs every day since then, and we are amazed at...Learn more

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