Blue poppies at Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

More blue poppies? A pilgrimage to the Mecca of rock gardening...

June 29, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The rock garden at Botanics In Scotland they refer to it as "Botanics"--the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh resonates for anyone who has visited. I spent almost a week in April studying there in 1981, a year after I started working at Denver Botanic Gardens. I remember the exhiliration of that...Learn more
Birth of a new rock garden at the Gardens at Spring Creek

Birth of a new rock garden at the Gardens at Spring Creek

October 20, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Rock gardens are the stony guts, the steely heart and the fragrant soul of botanic gardens. The public gardens I love and respect most: the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx in America, no end of gardens in Britain (Edinburgh, Kew, Wisley) and Europe in general (Gothenburg, Vienna, Munich)--in...Learn more
Alpine and xeric plant sale this Saturday at the Gardens!

Alpine and xeric plant sale this Saturday at the Gardens!

April 17, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Toros Veronica (Veronica bombycina var. bolgardaghensis) This veronica was purchased a few years ago at the sale: it is a perfect example of the little treasures you can find there, this one coming from the high Toros Mountains of southern Turkey: I can travel around the world right in my garden,...Learn more