Image: Karen Kitchel, Larger Than Life #11 (detail), Oil on panel.

Steppe Grasslands

March 7, 2019 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Of the many remarkable changes I’ve witnessed since I first came to work at Denver Botanic Gardens in 1980, none have excited and pleased me more than to watch as our horticultural staff have shifted the focus of plant collections here away from the traditional annuals and perennials that were the...Learn more
The Importance of Being Ephemeral

The Importance of Being Ephemeral

March 6, 2012 | John Murgel
The first daffodils are peeking through the soil, and some of the earliest bulbs—crocus and galanthus—are finishing up their flowering cycle. As spring progresses we will watch the annual parade of our favorites: tulips, allium, eremurus, and others will flower and vanish before the worst of summer...Learn more
The first daisies...Townsendia

The first daisies...Townsendia

March 1, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
...even they have been known to coo over the first easter daisies (Townsendia); those tiny treasures that are often the first native wildflowers to bloom across the plains and intermountains West. The picture here was taken last year, but the townsendias in my garden should be open by week's end,...Learn more
Altai by camel caravan

Altai by camel caravan

July 16, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Primula nivalis on summit of pass in MongoliaLearn more
Living within Nature's Landscape Cont'd.

Living within Nature's Landscape Cont'd.

April 1, 2009 | Matt Cole
When I wrote that I was unsure how to live within a Western landscape in drought, it it immediately seemed that Nature took offence and sent snow and precipitation directly at us. We're still in a drought, but the winter storm that forced us to reschedule Susan Tweit and Jim Steinberg certainly...Learn more