Green Roof for the West Symposium this Thursday, June 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Green Roof for the West Symposium this Thursday, June 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

June 14, 2010 | Matt Cole
This is the week for the Green Roof for the West Symposium! On Thursday, June 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens opens its doors to a regional conference with international speakers. The Gardens and its co-hosts (the U.S. Green Building Council - Colorado Chapter, Colorado State...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 12

The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 12

June 11, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Xeric Bounty: Now is a great time to stop by Dryland Mesa. The prickly pears (Opuntia aurea) whose pads were such a lovely red in the winter are now sporting eye-catching magenta flowers. Other cactus and desert plants are in bloom, and what looks to be this season’s sole agave flower is pushing...Learn more

The Payoff for Gardeners

May 25, 2010 | Matt Cole
I'm eating lunch right now. (That's part of the reason there is no picture: you don't need to see me chewing.) And this sandwich is my payoff for being attentive to my gardening. It might seem to be just a leftover from dinner last night, but I know it includes the first harvest of homegrown...Learn more
David Salman visits Denver Botanic Gardens to celebrate Rocky Mountain Gardens

David Salman visits Denver Botanic Gardens to celebrate Rocky Mountain Gardens

May 17, 2010 | Matt Cole
David Salman has plenty to keep him busy. There are plants to tend, businesses to run, articles and blogs to write (and if you read his blog, there's a rescued puppy named Jarrah who's always ready to play), and certainly an appreciative audience anywhere there are gardeners in the west. We are so...Learn more
Gardening Season Arrives for Rocky Mountain Gardeners!

Gardening Season Arrives for Rocky Mountain Gardeners!

May 8, 2010 | Matt Cole
I can tell gardening season is here, not just by the brilliant sunshine, the gardeners eager to get started, the students jumping into classes that they'll use next week, the plant sale and the shoppers, or the colleague rashly vowing to start his peppers outdoors this weekend in spite of frost...Learn more
Wonders never cease!

Wonders never cease!

April 23, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Of course, this being Colorado, no one wants to say it yet. But I am bold! So let me say thisLearn more

Lights, Camera, Blossom at Spring Plant Sale

April 20, 2010 | Allison Kiehl
Strut your stuff and come to the red carpet event that opens this year's gardening season: Denver Botanic Gardens' Spring Plant Sale. All you wonderful VIP’s will enter through the new fabulous group entrance and be greeted by one of our 500 dedicated volunteers. Don’t forget to strike a pose in...Learn more
Of Course! Corydalis

Of Course! Corydalis

April 20, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Everybody knows bleeding hearts (Dicentra) but their cousins, Corydalis, are rarely found in Colorado Gardens. Denver Botanic Gardens is helping change all that. The largely drought tolerant genus Corydalis contains hundreds of species (compared with just a dozen or so of the moisture loving...Learn more

The Golden Mountains... to the East!

March 30, 2010 | Matt Cole
Colorado's own mining towns have stories of boom and bust, gold rushes, fortunes made and lost. But tomorrow night I'm looking East, not West. Mike Bone is preparing to tell the stories of his travel to the Golden Mountains of Central Asia as a plant explorer. And it will be a fascinating...Learn more
What's happening in the Rock Alpine Garden this week? A few new treasures are in bloom

What's happening in the Rock Alpine Garden this week? A few new treasures are in bloom

March 16, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
Saturday's warm weather drew out more bulbs and other early bloomers, and finally its beginning to look like March should. March belongs to several genera in the rock garden, Crocus, Galanthus and Helleborus are just a few genera that shine in March. I hope to do a blog on both Galanthus and...Learn more

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