Allium and foxtail lilies

May Walking Tour - Xeric Bulbs

May 1, 2018 | Dan Johnson
For many people the mention of spring bulbs conjures images of an “estate garden” swathed in bands of color: rivers of blue grape hyacinth, fields of sunlit tulips or woodland slopes awash in early daffodils. What may not come to mind is the humble origins of most of our bulbs, and just how tough...Learn more
Bulbs!

It's almost too late...

November 8, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Tulipa humilis 'Albomaculata Caerulea' I know you have a few bulbs you picked up at the Gardens fall sale still lurking in your porch! Or perhaps you have altogether forgotten and assume that since Thanksgiving is fast approaching it's too late to plant bulbs? In a few months when gems like this...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: May 27th

This Week at the Gardens: May 27th

May 27, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
For instance, take a peek at the brilliant azalea bushes (Rhododendron ‘Rosy Lights’) currently loaded with blooms in the Oak Grove! Azaleas and their sisters—rhododendrons—do not do well in Colorado. They prefer an acid soil and a more predictable weather pattern. But with a certain amount of...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 5

The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 5

June 4, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Those Tall Spiky Things: This is the season for Eremurus, also known as Foxtail Lily or Desert Candle. Native to the steppe climate of Central Asia and northern India, these bulbs put up spikes in whites, yellows, and coppery oranges. Find Eremurus all over the Gardens. • More Beautiful Beans:...Learn more