Seen-Again Trees

Seen-Again Trees

May 24, 2008 | Matt Cole
It's true landscape architects speak about a concept called "borrowed views." You don't own the bucolic pasture, the fabulous waterfront, or the mountain range to your west, but you can see it from your window. You're "borrowing" that view to add to your own space. But when I say "seen-again" plant...Learn more
Jade Vine Still Blooming

Jade Vine Still Blooming

May 5, 2008 | Matt Cole
Just an update: I thought it was finishing (first photo above), this green-blossomed liana of a legume shows that it has the long haul in mind. I've discovered that there are several more inflorescences on the jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) and that you might be able to see it bloom either...Learn more
Do you smell what I smell?

Do you smell what I smell?

May 2, 2008 | Cindy Newlander
This past couple of weeks while wandering the Gardens and around Denver it seems that there is another fantastic scent greeting my nose around every corner. The cool spring seems to have slowed down the early blooming shrubs and now we have a profusion of flowers that are lasting longer than usual...Learn more
It's snow lovely

It's snow lovely

April 18, 2008 | Matt Cole
Wednesday's sudden snow may have been inconvenient for an evening commute, but it sure was lovely. Members who turned out for their night got a real treat, as long as they enjoyed the snow. I popped out and grabbed a few shots before the flakes melted into my clothes. Wednesday night was also the...Learn more
New Look at Home

New Look at Home

April 15, 2008 | Matt Cole
I can't imagine most people who find this page won't have already discovered our home page has a new look. But it does, and so I want to say congratulations to everyone who brought it together! One of my favorite features is the what's blooming link which features a few, special chosen plants. As...Learn more
Jewel of a Jade Vine

Jewel of a Jade Vine

April 13, 2008 | Matt Cole
The jade vine is in full bloom! There are two long, hanging columns of flowers right now, with a few more to go. Green flowers have the reputation of being subtle, but this is really wild! I was up on the mezzanine, and a cluster of garden visitors was exclaiming over it. We agreed that describing...Learn more
Jade Vine anticipation

Jade Vine anticipation

April 4, 2008 | Matt Cole
It's a wonderful, bulbous life

It's a wonderful, bulbous life

March 21, 2008 | Matt Cole
When I wrote that bulbs have a tough life, I was looking at only one side of the story. They have a wonderful life! Just look at the exuberant Iris and Crocus and how they add color and exuberance to the early spring landscape. They were under the snow earlier this week, but they really shook it...Learn more
Orchid Show Today

Orchid Show Today

March 8, 2008 | Matt Cole
The Spring Orchid Show is up today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9). I snapped this shot (above) of a Phragmipedium and feel lucky to have seen it. It reminds of the ladyslipper orchids I used to see growing up in the Eastern woods. But it was so red and striking! I was quite taken...Learn more
It's a tough, bulbous life.

It's a tough, bulbous life.

March 3, 2008 | Matt Cole
The life of a bulb is a tough one. For the bulk of the year, the plant lives underground and dormant, enduring until it's time to shine. These Iris just get themselves up and going and Sunday's snow put the brakes on. Nonetheless, winter will end and more and more bulbs and flowers will take...Learn more

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