This Week at the Gardens: May 13th

This Week at the Gardens: May 13th

May 13, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Lunaria annua is a pretty little reseeding annual, also known as money plant, for its coin-shaped seed pods. Find its magenta flowers sprinkled throughout the Perennial Walk. Right next to this tree, you can see and smell a marvelous daphne (Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’. This Plant Select...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: April 29th

This Week at the Gardens: April 29th

April 29, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
One of my favorite early perennials is the Prairie Smoke Geum, which doesn’t look a lot like its more familiar, later-blooming, Geum relatives. You can see a nice example in the Perennial Walk. Amidst all the crabs, plums, apples, and cherries that have been blooming over the past couple weeks,...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: April 22nd

This Week at the Gardens: April 22nd

April 22, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Speaking of peonies, the earliest are starting to open. In PlantAsia, the Paeonia tenuifolia is always a favorite, with bright red flowers on ferny leaves. Catch an eyeful of Euphorbia polychroma ‘Candy’ at the east end of the Water-Smart Garden. Or spend time admiring the bright green new leaves...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 21

The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 21

May 21, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Black: Dark purple-black foliage gives a garden a cool, sophisticated look. Take a look at the black Queen Anne’s Lace (Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’) with its tiny white flowers. Or you might prefer the maroon Barberry (Berberis var.), at the moment absolutely covered in small yellow...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 30

The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 30

April 29, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Blossoms: Cherries and crabapples are glowing in shades of pink everywhere you look. Don’t miss the delicate Prunus subhirtella (Winter-flowering Cherry) located beyond the moon gate in June's PlantAsia. Also, weeping cherries and crabapples form delightful bowers of color throughout the Gardens...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 16th

Don't Miss It! Week of January 16th

January 15, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• You can just feel the excitement (well, I can!) in the Lilac Garden, where fat buds cover the bare twigs of the Lilacs (mostly Syringa var). These flower buds have been developing since shortly after last year’s lilac bloom was finished (which is why you want to prune your lilac immediately after...Learn more
Do you smell what I smell?

Do you smell what I smell?

May 2, 2008 | Cindy Newlander
This past couple of weeks while wandering the Gardens and around Denver it seems that there is another fantastic scent greeting my nose around every corner. The cool spring seems to have slowed down the early blooming shrubs and now we have a profusion of flowers that are lasting longer than usual...Learn more