Natives in fall

Natives in fall

October 1, 2008 | Dominique Bayne
The benefits of growing native plants are many - they are easy to grow, they increase native biodiversity, they reduce the risk of introducing invasives, and they use little water to name a few. In fall though, probably more than any other time of year, the overriding reason is their beauty. It is...Read more
Wildflower extravaganza right now!

Wildflower extravaganza right now!

September 8, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis

Are Plants Important?

September 5, 2008 | Dominique Bayne
Are plants important? If so, why? These seem like odd questions considering my career, but they have been on my mind a lot lately. To me plants are part of who I am; I have no interest in a planet without wild areas, without diversity, these are the things that give life color. Recent conversations...Read more
Why Baby Vegetables are a Luxury, and Other Thoughts on Preparing for Winter

Why Baby Vegetables are a Luxury, and Other Thoughts on Preparing for Winter

September 1, 2008 | Ellen Hertzman
Preparing for winter? Yes, I've been thinking about winter for a couple months now, ever since I decided to try to eat more local foods. I won't be limiting myself to eating only foods grown in Colorado, especially over the winter, but I am wanting to pay more attention to where my food comes from...Read more
Denver Botanic Gardens is at the Beijing Olympics!

Denver Botanic Gardens is at the Beijing Olympics!

August 19, 2008 | Anna Sher
No, not in pole-vault (with sunflowers) or fencing (with pruning sheers) 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...Read more
Congrats to Maggie

Congrats to Maggie

May 22, 2008 | Anna Sher
Please join me in congratulating my University of Denver graduate student, Maggie Gaddis, on the successful defense of her masters thesis, "Environmental impact of restoration of riparian ecosystems: fitting Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) into the picture." This research was funded by a...Read more
A Fire Renews: See the Results for Earth Day

A Fire Renews: See the Results for Earth Day

April 21, 2008 | Matt Cole
Remember that photographic puzzler I posted? Well, yes, the answer seems to have been widely known: the Laura Smith Porter Plains Garden was undergoing its every-few-years renewal burning. The other, exciting picture above captures a bit of the day, and the other shows blackened swaths. The sedate...Read more

This is Where the Scientists Work

February 18, 2008 | Matt Cole
During our recent stairwell work in the Boettcher Memorial Education Building, all of our staff and visitors had to avoid the public stairwell and use the elevator or the stairs near my office. One day, I found a child and chaperone looking for their school group. I volunteered to guide them to the...Read more

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