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 | Research & Conservation
Q: What do you get when you set loose over three dozen passionate biologists who study animals, plants, and fungi in a nearly pristine ranch in Southeast Colorado for a 24 hour period? A: A BIOBLITZ! Last week was the first ever comprehensive biological survey of JE Canyon Ranch, an area east of...Learn more
Bluff Lake and Denver Botanic Gardens: a partnership to heal the earth

Bluff Lake and Denver Botanic Gardens: a partnership to heal the earth

June 15, 2010 | Research & Conservation
Denver Botanic Gardens has been involved in restoration of damaged ecosystems around the state of Colorado through its Research and Conservation programs for at least a decade, but none have been quite as satisfying as the one at Bluff Lake Nature Center. "Over the past four years Bluff Lake Nature...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 | Research & Conservation
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

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...Learn more

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