Outdoor painting

Pleine Air Painting in the Gardens

July 5, 2013 | Featured Instructor
New or seasoned to the art of painting, join us at the Gardens for some inspiration for your next painting! Painting outdoors is attributed to the Impressionists. It was the magic of photography that allowed them to see what affect time of day and sunlight had on their surroundings. Before the...Learn more
Yucca rostrata

Yuccalicious! Succulent delights at Denver Botanic Gardens' Yuccarama

July 2, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Yucca rostrata in Yuccarama There are certain floral spectacles through the gardening year at Denver Botanic Gardens that are not to be missed: when the foxtail lilies ( Eremurus ) are all in bloom early in June, for instance, or the Iris beds much of May and June... Well, right now we have the...Learn more

Denver Botanic Gardens Loves Pollinators!

June 21, 2013 | Ann Montague
This week we’ve taken a few minutes from our busy schedules to consider pollinators and all they do for us and our environment. An earlier post advocated creating a pollinator-friendly habitat around your home or acreage. Here at the Gardens we’ve taken on that challenge as well. The basics for...Learn more
Bumblebee on hymenoxys hoopesii

Pesticides, Pollinators and IPM

June 19, 2013 | Katy Wilcox Wieczorek
In honor of National Pollinator Week (June 17-23), a discussion of pollinators, pests, and how we deal with them seems in order. As gardeners, we are aware of the insect life that surrounds our favorite plants and flowers. We anticipate the fruits of our labor a when we plant our first seedlings...Learn more

Fiber Arts at the Gardens

June 14, 2013 | Featured Instructor
Knitting and crocheting are not just about baby booties and cozying up to the fire in the dead of winter (although, don't get me wrong, those things are very pleasant), it's also about creating something beautiful and unpredictable with textiles that might match the current season. Yarns are now...Learn more
Tony Bennett

Enjoy the first concerts of the season!

June 13, 2013 | Doris Boardman
The first concerts of the 2013 season are quickly approaching. Gardens’ member Rick Hum will again be providing us with some interesting background facts about each of the concert artists. Rick became a member of the Gardens in 2002 and has been to most of the Gardens concerts in past years. Rick...Learn more
Compost (photo by normanack  - Flickr)

Successful Composting

May 17, 2013 | Featured Instructor
As most Colorado gardeners know, the first step to growing strong and healthy vegetables is to have good soil; and the first step to having healthy soil is to add organic matter by way of compost. While there are many sources for purchasing finished compost, creating your own compost is often a...Learn more
Rock Gardening in the Rockies

Rock Gardening in the Rockies

May 10, 2013 | Featured Instructor
Rock gardening and xeriscaping can offer solutions to the bland stereotypes associated with water savvy landscaping. And with Colorado’s natural drought cycles, we should all be considering ways to encourage water conservation. Rock gardens are more than the name implies. Instead of being a garden...Learn more
A tale of two gardens....

A tale of two gardens....

May 3, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Christmas roses still blooming in May in the Old Garden at Gothenburg The Botanic Garden (Botaniska Tradgarden) has such allure that we almost didn't visit what must have been the original botanic garden in the heart of the old city: that would have been a mistake! This graceful old garden is a...Learn more
"The blue hepatica blooms now...."

"The blue hepatica blooms now...."

May 1, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Masses of Hepatica nobilis for acres--mostly bright lavender blue Of course, we were looking for the brightest blue one, and bright pink ones as well--the variation in flower color was refreshing. What a wonderful way to spend a spring day? This was all a short hike from the country home of Henrik...Learn more