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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read more

Digging into the Gardens...join us!

February 16, 2010 | Doris Boardman
A new decade brings more exciting transformation--to the Gardens, to our Botanic Buzz e-newsletter (sign up here to receive your copy), and soon, to our Web site. How do you like our new blog design? We have so many authors from all parts of the Gardens (click on the "More Authors" link in the...Read more
Mexican Journal: Day 3 – Sierra Chincua Monarch Sanctuary

Mexican Journal: Day 3 – Sierra Chincua Monarch Sanctuary

February 10, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
After spending a couple of hours at the butterfly site, we head back, each of us having been touched by the wonder and spirituality of this experience. While we will always cherish this experience, our thoughts and prayers today were also with the local people of nearby villages who have been...Read more

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...Read more
Canyonlands calling!

Canyonlands calling!

January 28, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
You may be tearing along the highway and think there are paper tissues littered there: No! It's sheets of ghostly white evening primrose (Oenothera caespitosa): So are you ready to sign up? Find out more about this trip, click right here and sign up. Come join me in late April as we see these and...Read more
Now is the dawning of the age of the Meadow

Now is the dawning of the age of the Meadow

November 8, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The Great Plains where we live (and which we have transmogrified incidentally) are meadows. Our stunning alpine tundra is a meadow, essentially. There are lush meadows throughout our Colorado mountain parklands. Dotted here and there amid the predominant forests of foothills, montane and subalpine...Read more
Water conservation gardens are GORGEOUS!

Water conservation gardens are GORGEOUS!

October 12, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Xeriscape sometimes suggests harsh, crispy, scary landscapes where a few perennials struggle in a sea of mulch. WRONG! Plant Select and the new wave of cutting edge gardening has nurtured a wealth of really beautiful, really exciting gardens. One of my favorites is the Pueblo Nature Center, a few...Read more

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