York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 27 to prepare for Glow at the Gardens.
Glow at the Gardens is sold out (no tickets available at the door).
The pumpkin patch at Chatfield Farms is closed for the season.
Succulents inspire smiles! Theresa Mercado, past president of the Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society (CCSS), is smiling with some wonderful new spiny acquisitions. And if you come to the Gardens at 9 a.m. Saturday or Sunday, March 29-30, 2014, I guarantee you that you too will smile at the...Read more
Another growing season begins. Green sprouts begin their ascent towards the sun. Seeds are sown. Earth is tilled and moved. The spring season is symbolic of renewal, growth and vitality. The plant life awakens around Denver Botanic Gardens, and an urban oasis is formed. For decades, the Denver...Read more
Adenium obesum If you haven't figured it out yet, now's the time: Succulents are HOT! On Saturday morning, March 29, a fantastic assemblage of HUNDREDS of spectacular succulent plants will be gathered together in Gates Hall at Denver Botanic Gardens. The largest show of its kind in the region, this...Read more
Do you ever feel like you have a brown thumb because you can’t get that one persnickety vegetable to grow? Well, the good news is you're probably not alone. There are several vegetables that are more difficult to grow than others, especially here on the Front Range. This can be because of numerous...Read more
Plant exploration influences our lives in many unexpected way. While there is still much to be discovered in the dark recesses of the forests, oceans, and mountains, what we’ve already found benefits us in unique and surprising ways. From shaved white truffles sprinkled over pizza to a beautiful...Read more
We live in such a dynamic and exciting world where everything seems to compete for our attention, gardening and horticulture are one of the activities that many people turn to for escape from the rat race. Long known to be quiet reflective gardens, Islamic gardens have offered throughout the...Read more
The Japanese have a word for it: " shibui " (渋い) the perfect blend of texture, mood--the balance between simplicity and complexity. It can be applied to a perfectly cast pot, or to a landscape that is both natural, but containing human elements in it. "Simple elegance" in English just doesn't...Read more
Gardens are wonderful. Understatement! Gardens (and the plants that inhabit them) provide so much to humanity, a Valentine ode seems appropriate. O, Gardens, I love thee because: 1. You keep people healthy. Gardening can be a very physical activity. Plants and green places provide a filter for air...Read more
Receiving a rose bouquet as a gift is very special. Could it be that roses represent so many emotions and are positively linked to specific occasions like birthdays, Valentine's Day, graduations and anniversaries? Or are they special because their blooms are fragrant, beautifully colored and have...Read more
Growing up in Kansas with a stern Baptist grandmother I had a lot of early experience with home remedies. Returning from a grandma visit to jeering siblings I often had garlic breath and sported flaky baking soda poultices. I found Grandmother fascinating and diligently followed her around her...Read more