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
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
Bold, Beautiful Brownea

Bold, Beautiful Brownea

February 4, 2010 | Nick Daniel
This time of year, while rather bleak and cold outside, really gets me excited for what's growing on in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. As I was watering this morning, I could not take my eyes off of the absolutely beautiful Brownea ariza . The big, bold, red flowers always seem to...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 30th

Don't Miss It! Week of January 30th

January 29, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
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
Don't Miss It! Week of January 23rd

Don't Miss It! Week of January 23rd

January 22, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• On your way to the Lollipop Plant, stop to admire Phaius tankervilliae, a stunning member of the orchid family also known as a Nun’s Cap Orchid or Swamp Lily. This winter-blooming native of the Asian tropics will retain its flowers for a long time. You will see it on your right as you head up the...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 16th

Don't Miss It! Week of January 16th

January 15, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• You can just feel the excitement (well, I can!) in the Lilac Garden, where fat buds cover the bare twigs of the Lilacs (mostly Syringa var). These flower buds have been developing since shortly after last year’s lilac bloom was finished (which is why you want to prune your lilac immediately after...Learn more

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