Bulbs are blooming at Denver Botanic Gardens!

Bulbs are blooming at Denver Botanic Gardens!

March 6, 2013 | Maria Bumgarner
What I enjoy most about early blooming bulbs is the element of surprise. I am not sure why, but each year these early performers seem to bloom intensely and catch me off guard. The flower size seems so large for the small leaves of the plant, and the fact that they naturalize and produce colorful...Learn more
Which Hazel?  Woody Plants for an Early Spring

Which Hazel? Woody Plants for an Early Spring

March 2, 2013 | John Murgel
It’s early March, and though we’ll probably (hopefully) get another snowstorm or two before the growing season proper, the momentum of springtime is undeniable. Early bulbs like crocus, snowdrops, and adonis are flowering, and leaves of their later counterparts are peeking through the soil...Learn more
It's beginning to look a lot like...Springtime?

It's beginning to look a lot like...Springtime?

November 29, 2012 | John Murgel
You might think that Denver Botanic Gardens is hunkered down for the winter and the only sparkle to be had comes from our nighttime electrical endeavors. But you’d be wrong. Many plants are flowering at this time of year, and while they’ll never match the springtime display of floral abundance...Learn more

Frost and Photos: Gardens Good To Go for Family Portrait Day

October 7, 2012 | Matt Cole
[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Gardeners sometimes anticipate the changing of the seasons with glee; new weather means new tasks, a change of pace. But fall and its frosts are a little different. When a gardener is an artist, and the cultivation of plants is his or her...Learn more
The Aster Yellows Blues

The Aster Yellows Blues

September 4, 2012 | John Murgel
August and September bring the heyday of many plants of the aster family (Asteraceae). Asters, chrysanthemums, black- and brown-eyed susans, sunflowers, and others grace the landscape with late summer color. Along with them, though, comes a pernicious illness with a mysterious cause: Aster Yellows...Learn more
Mysteries of the Universe Explained

Mysteries of the Universe Explained

August 22, 2012 | John Murgel
Achievement in plant breeding. Symbol of success. Fodder for comedians. Cause of controversy. Seedless watermelons. It’s an old joke: What do you plant to grow seedless watermelons? The serious answer, “seeds,” is quick to deliver but takes some explaining. Seedless watermelons are hybrids between...Learn more
Springtime in the Oak Grove

Springtime in the Oak Grove

May 3, 2012 | Mike Holloway
Check It Out! It’s springtime in the Oak Grove. With the weather already warming up in Denver, the Oak Grove is a great place to go and cool down. Stroll through this natural setting and enjoy the shade that the canopy of oaks provides. There are forty-six oaks in this garden including species oaks...Learn more
Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

April 3, 2012 | John Murgel
Few things signify spring like trees covered in blossoms. Spring so far has been on the early side, thanks to our warmer than usual temperatures through March. Many species that would oftentimes only be beginning to bloom at this time of year are already finished flowering—they seem to think it’s...Learn more

Four Spring Gardens Last Week across Denver

March 24, 2012 | Matt Cole
I didn't realize until now that I visited four public gardens last week. Naturally, I saw something different at each, and more remarkably, I had my camera with me. I hadn't planned to compare the four, but why not? Four Gardens in different places between central Denver and the Chatfield area...Learn more
Fall Bulb Pre-Order Sale!

Fall Bulb Pre-Order Sale!

March 16, 2012 | Maria Bumgarner
I am excited to announce the first Fall Bulb Pre-Order Sale at Denver Botanic Gardens! The Fall Bulb Pre-Order Sale is a collection of spring flowering bulbs that Denver Botanic Gardens horticulturists felt are the best--the bulbs that we thought should be given a gold star. With the Fall Bulb Pre-...Learn more

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