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Denver Botanic Gardens Celebrates Two New PhDs

May 10, 2011 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
The first week of May marked an important week for science at Denver Botanic Gardens. Both Sarada Krishnan, Director of Horticulture, and Melissa Islam, Associate Director of Research & Conservation, successfully defended their dissertations to earn their PhD. [gallery] Dr. Krishnan’s research...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens co-hosts the Center for Plant Conservation Annual Meeting

Denver Botanic Gardens co-hosts the Center for Plant Conservation Annual Meeting

April 15, 2011 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Last week we were honored to co-host the Center for Plant Conservation Annual Meeting along with the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NCGRP) in Fort Collins. Conservation professionals from more than 20 botanic gardens, federal agencies, and organizations across the country...Learn more
'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 3: El Rosario Monarch Sanctuary

'Monarchs of Michoacan' Day 3: El Rosario Monarch Sanctuary

February 10, 2011 | Sarada Krishnan
On this third day, we leave early to the El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, which is about an hour’s drive from town. A major portion of the road to the sanctuary is unpaved and hence we are transported to the site on a pick-up truck. A major portion of the hike through the forest has paved...Learn more
Spiders and their Kin: Facts and Myths

Spiders and their Kin: Facts and Myths

October 19, 2010 | Sarah Spearman
As summer ends and fall arrives, the gardener’s focus changes from growing all those nutritious veggies to “What is that spider?! And how do I keep it out of my home?!” Most spiders live one to two years and many of them overwinter as eggs. They later develop into adult spiders and are usually full...Learn more
The 2010 North American Mycological Association's annual foray brings in new mysteries to unravel

The 2010 North American Mycological Association's annual foray brings in new mysteries to unravel

October 6, 2010 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
This year has been a banner year for mushrooms. It seems that over the last several months mushrooms have been popping up everywhere. The moist spring combined with well-timed rains in July and August led to a great year. Well, it couldn't have come at a better time for the North American...Learn more
Water-Smart Gardening: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Water-Smart Gardening: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

September 18, 2010 | Sarah Spearman
If a yard or garden looks like it has been transplanted from the desert, does that make it a “water-smart garden?” One might make the assumption that the plants do not need much supplemental water and, therefore, the homeowner is being frugal with his or her water application. This may actually be...Learn more
Specimens at Denver Botanic Gardens Document Climate Change

Specimens at Denver Botanic Gardens Document Climate Change

July 12, 2010 | Research & Conservation
Denver Botanic Gardens and University of Denver (DU) are currently collaborating to conduct research that documents climate change effects on native flora in Colorado. We have been using preserved specimens from the Gardens Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium and other regional herbaria to determine if...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 | 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

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