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
Hortus paradisi

Hortus paradisi

April 30, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Anemone nemorosa coming into full bloom in woods all over Sweden: floral symbol of Gothenburg botanic garden...(sublime!) Before I do that I thought I should show you the wood anemone that is blooming by the million everywhere in Sweden right now: these were taken at Gothenburg: this is the floral...Learn more
Peter Korn's garden

Peter Korn's garden

April 28, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Bellevalia sp. in the bulb house Dozens of bulbous irises, fritillaries, narcissi and many more bulbs were blooming: I was enchanted with this Bellevalia--a genus allied to grape hyacinths. View of Peter Korn's rock garden Pathways and benches are provided throughout to make it accessible to the...Learn more
Nine Tips for Shopping the Spring Plant Sale

Nine Tips for Shopping the Spring Plant Sale

April 25, 2013 | David Rubin
The following was written by Mary Elliman, a member of this year’s Plant Preview Party committee. Planning to attend the Spring Plant Sale on May 10 and 11? Make the most of your trip by following these nine tips from a Spring Plant Sale pro.Learn more
Growing Berries on the Front Range

Growing Berries on the Front Range

April 24, 2013 | Featured Instructor
There is nothing like a fresh raspberry right from your very own yard. Feeling intimidated, though, about your likelihood of success with the berries? Come to the Gardens and learn from the pros and you can be picking your first raspberry before you know it. The easiest path to raspberry growing...Learn more
Lemonade gardening...

Lemonade gardening...

April 20, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Yuccarama (Yucca faxoniana and Y. thompsoniana) I doubt there are many visitors to Denver Botanic Gardens (and literally millions of people have walked by these) who haven't noticed the sculptural forms of Yuccas outside our maine Education building. When Dan Johnson first had these delivered over...Learn more
Alpine plant sale at the Gardens this Saturday!

Alpine plant sale at the Gardens this Saturday!

April 15, 2013 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Purple saxifrage (Telesonix jamesii)--endemic to Colorado--here growing happily in a trough at my houseLearn more

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