Don't Miss It! Week of October 17th

Don't Miss It! Week of October 17th

October 16, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
• But to enjoy the season at its best, now is the time to step back from individual plants and admire sweeps of color and texture. Enjoy the reds and golds, browns and greens. Plenty of beautiful leaves remain: Korean Spice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) and Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) in the Birds and...Learn more
Forest on Fire!!!

Forest on Fire!!!

October 16, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Here is a picture of Judy Sellers in one of her typical wild habitats! In addition to being a long time volunteer and supporter of DBG, Judy is a landscape designer and active environmental steward, prominent in the Nature Conservancy and Garden Club of America, among many other organizations. She...Learn more
Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi Dedication

Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi Dedication

October 15, 2009 | Anna Sher
Dr. Duane H. "Sam" Mitchel (1917-1993) was a medical doctor by training. He turned a love of wild fungi into a second profession in 1965 when he established a collection of preserved fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. He donated his time, equipment and supplies to create the foundation of our...Learn more

Beautiful, Sunny, and Temperatures in the 70's!

October 14, 2009 | Volunteer Services
That's the prediction for this weekend's Pumpkin Festival. It looks like we will have perfect weather, but we can't do it without you! We really need your help this weekend. We especially need Entrance Cashiers from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or noon - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. If you have some prior...Learn more
Another Great Water Conservation gem

Another Great Water Conservation gem

October 14, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
But there is much much more to savor: another large quadrangle featuring most of the Plant Select palette combined with many other perennials, grasses and annuals. The annuals had been largely crisped by recent frosts when I visited: I was intrigued that the Octagonal xeriscape beds, however,...Learn more
Water conservation gardens are GORGEOUS!

Water conservation gardens are GORGEOUS!

October 12, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Xeriscape sometimes suggests harsh, crispy, scary landscapes where a few perennials struggle in a sea of mulch. WRONG! Plant Select and the new wave of cutting edge gardening has nurtured a wealth of really beautiful, really exciting gardens. One of my favorites is the Pueblo Nature Center, a few...Learn more
Volunteer for the Pumpkin Festival!

Volunteer for the Pumpkin Festival!

October 9, 2009 | Volunteer Services
Are you looking for something different to do next weekend? We’ve got the answer… Get outdoors and support the Gardens at the Pumpkin Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 17th and 18th. It is at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, just south of C-470 and Wadsworth in Littleton. There are many...Learn more
Why do leaves change color in the Fall?

Why do leaves change color in the Fall?

October 7, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
So, what causes the change in leaf color? In leaves, both the green chlorophyll and the yellow-orange carotenoid pigments occur within the chloroplasts. Since there are more chlorophyll pigments than the carotenoid pigments, the leaves appear green. In the fall, the chlorophyll pigments decompose...Learn more
Autumn gold

Autumn gold

October 6, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Golden rain tree seedpodsLearn more
Are you a butterfly or a bee?

Are you a butterfly or a bee?

October 2, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! What do you think of when you think of the things that make up Denver Botanic Gardens? I think of the many wonderful Gardens – each with its own personality and its own way of inspiring us. I also think of the plant accessions themselves, the water features, the herbarium...Learn more

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