In Bloom at the Gardens: Week of February 27

In Bloom at the Gardens: Week of February 27

February 27, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Although you’re all welcome to come crocus-spotting at my house, here at the Gardens, you’ll see plenty of signs of life this week. Find snowdrops in the Oak Grove and at the very western end of the Gardens, along the Cheesman fence. • Tiny blue Iris reticulata are making an appearance in the...Learn more

MacArthur 'Genius' David Montgomery Speaks: Real Dirt on Soil

February 25, 2010 | Matt Cole
[gallery orderby="title"] When gardeners dish the dirt, they may speak of soil, either their own or the soil they wished they had. It really is the bed in which you make your garden lie. So 2008 MacArthur 'Genius' award recipient David Montgomery, author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, is...Learn more
Finally, after four years: Helleborus vesicarius in bloom

Finally, after four years: Helleborus vesicarius in bloom

February 19, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
Good things come to those who wait we are told. Helleborus vesicarius seedlings were set out in spring of 2006 after a supplier donated a pot full of 20 seedlings with the warning that it was a very tricky species to grow. He was in Virginia, not exactly a similar climate to southern Turkey and...Learn more

Digging into the Gardens...join us!

February 16, 2010 | Doris Boardman
A new decade brings more exciting transformation--to the Gardens, to our Botanic Buzz e-newsletter (sign up here to receive your copy), and soon, to our Web site. How do you like our new blog design? We have so many authors from all parts of the Gardens (click on the "More Authors" link in the...Learn more
Cold Snap, Warm Snap

Cold Snap, Warm Snap

February 15, 2010 | Matt Cole
[gallery orderby="title"] Its when it gets cold that you appreciate warmth. Thick socks, long underwear, hats with ear flaps and home-knit scarfs become some of my favorite things. Standing over the heat vent while the furnace is running is not far behind. But here in Denver, we're fortunate to...Learn more
Coming into their own...

Coming into their own...

February 12, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Dan Heims Distilled: Crazy Good Containers

Dan Heims Distilled: Crazy Good Containers

February 8, 2010 | Matt Cole
Wednesday night at 7:00 PM -- Container Crazy I've been hearing about Terra Nova Nurseries ever since I brought a grown-up's interest to public gardens. In particular, I remember installing coral bells ( Heuchera ) and foam flower ( Tiarella ) in a naturalized orchard in the midwest. The project...Learn more
Signs of a new season

Signs of a new season

January 27, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
Both are still rather close to the ground but with some warmer days their stems will lengthen and soon they will come into full flower. Despite their delicate demeanor both will easily tolerate temperatures into the single digits with no snow cover. A light covering of snow will bring them through...Learn more
Botany is for Gardeners

Botany is for Gardeners

January 21, 2010 | Matt Cole
I think botany is neat—fun, surprising, and engaging. While parts of plant biology are counter-intuitive, it's a marvelous world of interactions. But some people aren't into botany that way... Rumor has it that some people just want their plants to grow!Actually, when I garden, that is what I want...Learn more
Winter Beauty  in the Rock Alpine Garden

Winter Beauty in the Rock Alpine Garden

December 21, 2009 | Mike Kintgen
Despite the balmy 54 degrees Fahrenheit it is as I write this, today is the official start of winter. The winter solstice not only marks the official start of winter but ironically the return to longer and eventually warmer days. Winter has already made several visits to Denver long before the...Learn more

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