Denver Foxtail Lily Gardens....

Denver Foxtail Lily Gardens....

June 21, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Each year that passes Denver Botanic Gardens seems to boast more and more Eremurus. Visitors are riveted with the display. It feels as though there are foxtail lilies everywhere, around every corner. I can recall when I obtained E. himalaicus in the 1980s...it was the first foxtail lily we planted...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: June 17th

This Week at the Gardens: June 17th

June 17, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
…smells stinky! They are designed to smell and look like rotting meat, to attract their pollinators, which are flies. I think they are beautiful! See ours on the southeast end of the Perennial Walk, as well as in the Rock Alpine Garden. Penstemon-a-thon There are seemingly endless varieties of...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: June 10th

This Week at the Gardens: June 10th

June 10, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Stretches of brilliant iceplant (Delosperma) are impossible to miss. Find them in the Water-Smart Garden and the Welcome Garden, and in their own special bed in South African Plaza. One of my favorite flowers is Plant Select’s Penstemon grandiflora, which shows off in pastels in the Cottonwood...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: May 27th

This Week at the Gardens: May 27th

May 27, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
For instance, take a peek at the brilliant azalea bushes (Rhododendron ‘Rosy Lights’) currently loaded with blooms in the Oak Grove! Azaleas and their sisters—rhododendrons—do not do well in Colorado. They prefer an acid soil and a more predictable weather pattern. But with a certain amount of...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: May 20th

This Week at the Gardens: May 20th

May 20, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
This Week at the Gardens: May 13th

This Week at the Gardens: May 13th

May 13, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Lunaria annua is a pretty little reseeding annual, also known as money plant, for its coin-shaped seed pods. Find its magenta flowers sprinkled throughout the Perennial Walk. Right next to this tree, you can see and smell a marvelous daphne (Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’. This Plant Select...Learn more
Secret treasures at the Gardens

Secret treasures at the Gardens

May 9, 2011 | Panayoti Kelaidis
This is peak season for the giant troughs in Wildflower Treasures. You can get a wonderful preview of the alpine summer this time of year in these gardens. I especially enjoy watching how plants growing in the troughs seem to practically climb out and have spread around the troughs on the ground...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: April 29th

This Week at the Gardens: April 29th

April 29, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
One of my favorite early perennials is the Prairie Smoke Geum, which doesn’t look a lot like its more familiar, later-blooming, Geum relatives. You can see a nice example in the Perennial Walk. Amidst all the crabs, plums, apples, and cherries that have been blooming over the past couple weeks,...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: April 22nd

This Week at the Gardens: April 22nd

April 22, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Speaking of peonies, the earliest are starting to open. In PlantAsia, the Paeonia tenuifolia is always a favorite, with bright red flowers on ferny leaves. Catch an eyeful of Euphorbia polychroma ‘Candy’ at the east end of the Water-Smart Garden. Or spend time admiring the bright green new leaves...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: April 15th

The Weekly Bloom: April 15th

April 15, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Blossoms, Galore Plum, cherry, crabapple, almond, lilac, Korean spice viburnum, redbud, quince just to name a few. Bulbs by the Bajillions Hyacinth, daffodil, tulip, checkerbloom, and the stunning Fritillaria persica. You’ll see bulbs everywhere you turn. Gardens Not to Miss: Pretty much all of...Learn more

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