This Week at the Gardens: February 4th

This Week at the Gardens: February 4th

February 4, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Think back…way, way back to when the sun shone, the weather was balmy, and flowers were in bloom. That’s right, I’m talking about last weekend. witch hazel (Hamamelis), Never fear, the blooms will peek out once again as soon as the snow melts, but in the meantime, a peaceful walk through the...Learn more
Who are you??? The search for a plant's true identity

Who are you??? The search for a plant's true identity

January 25, 2011 | Cindy Newlander
Sometimes we have plants growing in our garden collections that aren't quite who we thought they were. Usually when we receive a new accession into the living collections, we have information of what the name of the plant is, where it came from (nursery or collection site in nature) and if it is a...Learn more
This Week at the Gardens: January 21st

This Week at the Gardens: January 21st

January 21, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
This week, Nick has been busy creating a new display called "Succulents under the Sea." This slightly tongue-in-cheek title refers to the look of the display, located in the entrance to Marnie’s Pavilion, which will combine unusual non-hardy succulents with lava rock to create a distinctly...Learn more
My Week: January 14th

My Week: January 14th

January 14, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
Alan’s weeks don’t vary much with the seasons. He says, “Every morning the [Boettcher Tropical] conservatory gets hand-watered for approximately two hours. This time is not only a great time to water, but it also gives me an opportunity to focus on individual plants while watering. I probably split...Learn more
My Week: January 7th

My Week: January 7th

January 7, 2011 | Ellen Hertzman
For Jackie, the first week of the year means making a pruning plan for tackling some of the trees in her gardens. Winter is a great time to prune, since trees are dormant and their structure is not hidden behind leaves. She is also doing some deep watering, as the weather permits, since we have had...Learn more
Winter Gardens: Week of December 10th

Winter Gardens: Week of December 10th

December 10, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Medinilla speciosa is a stunner with magenta stems and purple-black berries, set against fat green leaves. Then there is Crinum, with explosive lavender blooms surrounded by strappy leaves. Moving into Marnie’s Pavilion, you’ll find color everywhere, from numerous orchids in bloom, to bromeliads...Learn more
Winter Interest - What Is It? Part One.

Winter Interest - What Is It? Part One.

November 19, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Much like gardening in the challenging Colorado climate, finding winter interest in our gardens is about broadening our minds to expand our idea of what is beautiful. I chuckle when I think of the Gardens visitor who demanded a refund after spending a January afternoon here. “Everything’s dead!” he...Learn more
Winter Gardens: Week of November 12th

Winter Gardens: Week of November 12th

November 12, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Often on my walks I see no one else, and as I pause to listen to the chittering of a squirrel or perhaps catch a glimpse of our resident fox, I reflect that in the middle of a city of more than a million people, I am virtually alone in nature—a wondrous thing! Even a light dusting of snow...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: November 4th

The Weekly Bloom: November 4th

November 4, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Waves of color can be seen everywhere: golden grasses next to fiery barberries (Berberis) in front of orange or yellow trees, beside deep green pines--there is a picture around every corner!Learn more
Autumn crocuses: the real thing

Autumn crocuses: the real thing

October 17, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Crocus pulchellus in Rock Alpine GardenCrocus speciosus This is the wonderful patch of Crocus pulchellus (with one Crocus speciosus interloper!) across from the Succulent House in the Rock Alpine Garden.Learn more

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