Specimens at Denver Botanic Gardens Document Climate Change

Specimens at Denver Botanic Gardens Document Climate Change

July 12, 2010 | Anna Sher
moisture. Climate records show that both have increased in Colorado over the last 100 years. Although there is much year-to-year variability, there is a significant change overall, and it appears more dramatic here in Colorado than has been reported in places like Massachusetts. This summer,...Learn more

The future of Penstemon harringtonii

June 30, 2010 | Horticulture Intern
To a Colorado non-native, the the gypsum dust blowing through Eagle County could easily obscure the beautiful wildflowers growing amongst the mountainous anthills and dry lakebeds. Penstemon harringtonii is a rare, showy purple and blue flower limited to the sagebrush steppe in Colorado and limited...Learn more
Bioblitz! A comprehensive biological survey

Bioblitz! A comprehensive biological survey

June 17, 2010 | Anna Sher
An overview of the findings: · Plants: 322 · Mammals 20 · Birds: 62 · Amphibians and Reptiles: 18 · Fish: 3 · Moths: 181 · Butterflies: 29 · Other Insects: 280 The following was written by Renée Rondeau of CNHP about the event highlights: PLANTS: Located Allionia incarnata a plant that has only...Learn more
Tiny Lesquerella in the Piceance Basin

Tiny Lesquerella in the Piceance Basin

June 4, 2010 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
They may be tiny mustard plants but they have a huge impact in a region believed to contain one of the nation’s largest reservoirs of natural gas. Physaria congesta (Lesquerella congesta) and P. obcordata, both federally listed as Threatened under the National Endangered Species Act, are found...Learn more
Introduction to GPS Mapping class this weekend--join us

Introduction to GPS Mapping class this weekend--join us

April 20, 2010 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
What are you doing this weekend? If you’re like us (Research and Conservation at the Gardens), you’re getting ready to head out and find some rare and beautiful plants to study this summer. A good way to prepare for that might be our Introduction to GPS mapping class this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. In...Learn more

The Good, The Bad, and The Hungry - Insect Control in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

April 15, 2010 | Nick Daniel
Have you ever wondered what types of insect pests we have in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, and how we deal with them? Well, for all of you entomologists out there today is your lucky day. I will briefly cover some of our pests and pest management strategies in the Boettcher Tropical...Learn more
The new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden

The new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden

March 16, 2010 | Sonya Anderson
I have always considered myself very fortunate to be part of the Gardens' horticulture team, but right now, as part of the team creating the new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden, I feel it even more so. This new garden, located on the former site of the Monet Garden, will showcase the many...Learn more

MacArthur 'Genius' David Montgomery Speaks: Real Dirt on Soil

February 25, 2010 | Matt Cole
[gallery orderby="title"] When gardeners dish the dirt, they may speak of soil, either their own or the soil they wished they had. It really is the bed in which you make your garden lie. So 2008 MacArthur 'Genius' award recipient David Montgomery, author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, is...Learn more
Can Plants Teach Us about Leadership?

Can Plants Teach Us about Leadership?

February 16, 2010 | Anna Sher
Managing the environment versus managing people surely should be very different... or are they? Lately I have been challenged to make such an analogy and found it surprisingly compelling. Through the course of my 15 years studying invasive species biology and restoration ecology, as well as...Learn more

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