The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 29

The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 29

May 27, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Peonies and Tree Peonies (Paeonia): June's PlantAsia is the place to look for both types, as peonies are native to Asia. Tree peonies retain their woody growth throughout the winter. Their leaves tend to be more blue-green than herbaceous peonies, and their flowers are often larger. You’ll find...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 21

The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 21

May 21, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Black: Dark purple-black foliage gives a garden a cool, sophisticated look. Take a look at the black Queen Anne’s Lace (Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’) with its tiny white flowers. Or you might prefer the maroon Barberry (Berberis var.), at the moment absolutely covered in small yellow...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 15

The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 15

May 14, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Colors: Everywhere I look, I’ve been seeing fabulous color combinations, some produced by nature and others facilitated by our horticulture staff. After a grey and brown winter, the colors of the tulips and other standouts will knock your socks off. • Dryland Mesa: The ultra-xeric plants of...Learn more

The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 8

May 7, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Yes, by all means, come to the Plant Sale today and tomorrow, for a huge and amazing selection of irresistable goodies to pop into your garden. But if you want a treat of a completely different stripe, head out to Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. The stream is flowing, and overflowing, and the...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 30

The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 30

April 29, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Blossoms: Cherries and crabapples are glowing in shades of pink everywhere you look. Don’t miss the delicate Prunus subhirtella (Winter-flowering Cherry) located beyond the moon gate in June's PlantAsia. Also, weeping cherries and crabapples form delightful bowers of color throughout the Gardens...Learn more

Blooming in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

April 29, 2010 | Nick Daniel
One of my favorite aspects of working in horticulture is seeing flower buds beginning to grow and swell on newly acquired plants and on plants that rarely bloom or take forever to bloom. Well, right now is one of those exciting times for me. We have two of these special plants beginning to bloom...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 24

The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 24

April 23, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Blossoms: Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is blossoming throughout the Gardens, with gorgeous specimens in the Japanese Garden, Romantic Garden, and near the Rose Pergola. Redbud was thought to be impossible to grow here in Colorado just 40 years ago, but now we see them all over town. Unlike most...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
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 Weekly Bloom: Week of April 10

The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 10

April 9, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Blossoms: The earliest flowering fruit trees—the apricots (Prunus armeniaca)—are in full swing this week. Once every few years we are lucky enough in Denver to see weather that allows these trees to go from flower to fruit, without being frozen out. Will this be the year? See apricot trees in the...Learn more

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