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Emerald Ash Borer Infestation

December 19, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' (White Ash) "Disaster in slow motion" is a phrase that has been applied to many phenomena including global warming, the collapse of biodiversity, chronic drought...and most recently it's been appled to the Emerald Ash Borer ( Agrilus planipennis : henceforward...Learn more
Giant weeping elm at Regis University Arboretum

Out-Regis fall color!

October 28, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Weeping American elm Colorado is given to extremes: remember last spring we were due for drought? Instead we ended up with 100 year floods. This April we experienced the worst late frost in my long life as a gardener--but this fall is turning out to be one of the longest and loveliest ever. So some...Learn more
Scott Skogerboe and a special maple...

A tale of two gorgeous maples...sad but true!

October 22, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Scott Skogerboe and mystery maple... Everyone should have a hero. Scott Skogerboe has always been one of mine: Head of propagation at Fort Collins Nursery Wholesale , he and his boss, Gary Epstein have been the force behind most of the woody plant introductions of Plant Select . Here he is standing...Learn more
Eriogonum corymbosum 'San Rafael'

Passing the buck......wheat!

August 25, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Eriogonum corymbosum 'San Rafael' Anyone who drives through the Colorado Plateau this time of year is apt to be struck by the ubiquitous and astonishing mounds of mounding buckwheat everywhere you look. Millions have passed by this buckwheat--but few stop, and fewer indeed have grown this plant. 25...Learn more
Angelic faeries at the dedication....

Birth of a Garden in Santa Fe

July 22, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Orchard garden at Santa Fe Botanical Garden When I was a "Mid-Century Modern" child growing up in Boulder, there were virtually no botanic gardens between the Mississippi River and California (if one can conveniently disregard Texas)...One of the delightful phenomena that has accompanied my...Learn more

Denver Botanic Gardens Loves Pollinators!

June 21, 2013 | Ann Montague
This week we’ve taken a few minutes from our busy schedules to consider pollinators and all they do for us and our environment. An earlier post advocated creating a pollinator-friendly habitat around your home or acreage. Here at the Gardens we’ve taken on that challenge as well. The basics for...Learn more
Growing Berries on the Front Range

Growing Berries on the Front Range

April 24, 2013 | Featured Instructor
There is nothing like a fresh raspberry right from your very own yard. Feeling intimidated, though, about your likelihood of success with the berries? Come to the Gardens and learn from the pros and you can be picking your first raspberry before you know it. The easiest path to raspberry growing...Learn more
Which Hazel?  Woody Plants for an Early Spring

Which Hazel? Woody Plants for an Early Spring

March 2, 2013 | John Murgel
It’s early March, and though we’ll probably (hopefully) get another snowstorm or two before the growing season proper, the momentum of springtime is undeniable. Early bulbs like crocus, snowdrops, and adonis are flowering, and leaves of their later counterparts are peeking through the soil...Learn more

Open Book Test for our Members

February 20, 2013 | Membership Department
How do I get started xeriscaping my yard? Is it too early to start aerating my lawn? When should I start my vegetables from seed? Are there any good murder-mystery novels that involve my interest in horticulture? If you’ve asked yourself any or all of those questions, and you are a member of Denver...Learn more
Membership: Rewarding on So Many Levels

Membership: Rewarding on So Many Levels

January 25, 2013 | Membership Department
When you decide to become a member of Denver Botanic Gardens, you might be thinking about the many visits you will enjoy with friends and family: enjoying the Orchid Showcase and the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory on a cold blustery day in the winter, the warm evening strolls in the...Learn more