This Week at the Gardens: October 28th

This Week at the Gardens: October 28th

October 28, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Among them, Brugmansia, also called Angel’s Trumpet, is seductively gorgeous. Its thick, sweet fragrance grows stronger as the flower matures. All parts of the plant are poisonous to humans and animals. Don’t Let it Escape! Safely contained in the pond in Marnie’s Pavilion, water hyacinth (...Learn more
The Gardens Presence at Cherry Creek Shopping Center

The Gardens Presence at Cherry Creek Shopping Center

October 21, 2011 | Doris Boardman
Did you know that Denver Botanic Gardens horticulturists have created and maintained the interior flora and fauna displays at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center (CCSC) year round since August 2005? These pictures show the Grand Court at the CCSC in September. "Every September, I like to add a bit of...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: October 21st

This Week at the Gardens: October 21st

October 21, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Fruit These prickly pear fruits, or “cactus apples” as I heard a child call them, are really showy at the moment. This picture was taken in the Water-Smart Garden. Leaves Plenty of fall color enriches the Gardens, from glowing yellow trees to more subtle browns and fiery reds and oranges. Tall...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: October 14th

This Week at the Gardens: October 14th

October 14, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Different Dinosaur kale is an eye-catching addition to the landscape that can also be eaten! See it in the border north side of Monet Pond and elsewhere. Also in the crazy veg department, these ornamental cucumbers are for show only, but definitely provoke conversation. Devilish Fiery Celosia is a...Learn more
Thar's GOLD in them thar hills!!!!

Thar's GOLD in them thar hills!!!!

October 5, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
For those who are just too lazy to drive up Squaw Pass or the Peak to Peak highway (or who have "been there, done that"), the York Street Gardens are bursting at the seams with color right now, and gold is very much in evidence. Witness this golden explosion of fireworks in the grand O'Fallon...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: September 30th

This Week at the Gardens: September 30th

September 30, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Summer Color The landscape is vibrant with color and busy with bees and butterflies stocking up for the winter months. This globe amaranth (Gomphrena) made the perfect landing pad for a butterfly, and can be found lining the planters between Shady Lane and the Orangery. In the Japanese Garden, the...Learn more
This Week in the Gardens: September 16th

This Week in the Gardens: September 16th

September 16, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
this Australian native called Eupomatia, Fall Beauties Some flowers just get going this time of year, or this tiny-flowered goldenrod (Solidago ‘Fireworks’), on view in the Welcome Garden, Perennial Walk, Water Garden Gazebo, and elsewhere. Take a look at the deep blue Anchusa in Shady Lane and...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: September 9th

This Week at the Gardens: September 9th

September 9, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
You Really Shouldn’t… …grow here, that is. Caesalpinia gilliesii (bird of paradise) and Chilopsis linearis (desert willow) are just two of numerous plants that, by most reckonings, should not be perennial in our climate, but seem to do just fine here in the right microclimate. Fun with Plants...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: August 26th

This Week at the Gardens: August 26th

August 27, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
A quick, (almost) foolproof guide to water blooms: if the leaves lie flat on the water and the flowers also rest on the water, you are looking at a hardy waterlily. These plants can survive a cold winter under the ice. And while you will find numerous blue tropicals, hardy waterlilies don’t produce...Learn more

Chagrin: Manroot envy (Ipomoea leptophylla)

August 21, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Manroot growing in my neighbor's wild corner There is the offending plant: it is immense. It is huge and utterly spiteful. It just sits there below my house looking at me. It is magnificent, covered with dozens of gigantic flowers. It grows with no care, no worry, no fuss and blooms for weeks this...Learn more

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