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Meconopsis sulphurea is a Himalayan lampshade poppy

Himalayan Super Bloom: How About China?

January 7, 2020 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Colorado wildflower lovers know that the Rockies seem to have a super bloom every year in the high mountains. The Himalayas likewise have a reliable super bloom in the summer months—with a rather different palette of plant gems. In China you will find hundreds of kinds of rhododendrons and primulas...Learn more
Lililum lophophorum, Yunnan, Hongshan

Horticultural Trip to China, Part 2

August 15, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The Chinese side of the mighty Himalayas, especially in Yunnan province, is considered a global hot spot for the world’s flora. Yunnan comprises 152,124 square miles compared to Colorado’s 104,185 square miles. The flora of Yunnan is reputed to have more than 18,000 species of plants, while...Learn more
Androsace delavayi on Beimashan Pass

Horticultural Trip to China, Part 1

August 8, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
In 1999 I attended an international horticultural expo in Kunming, China—Denver’s Sister City. The contrast between the China I found then and the country I visited last month could not be more striking. During my recent trip I passed through four Chinese airports—all of which appeared to be brand...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens is at the Beijing Olympics!

Denver Botanic Gardens is at the Beijing Olympics!

August 19, 2008 | Research & Conservation
No, not in pole-vault (with sunflowers) or fencing (with pruning shears) or swimming (among the lilies), but as a part of an international exhibit of botanic gardens called "Homes for plants, Gardens for humans" located at the Science & Technology Park at the Olympic Village, Beijing. This...Learn more