Top 100 Botany Blogs

August 24, 2009 | Doris Boardman
Thank you, Online College Blog, for including us in your Top 100 list of botany blogs. We are honored by this acknowledgment. Our blog started in February 2008--we've come a long way in such a short time! Enjoy exploring the list. "Students of botany and amateur plant enthusiasts alike can take...Learn more
Is Autumn a time for visiting gardens?

Is Autumn a time for visiting gardens?

August 24, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I think sometimes we Americans take cuccooning a bit too far! You have to call friends ahead of time before you visit nowadays (was I the only one whose family would "drop in" on friends growing up?) preferably we make arrangements weeks in advance, we are so important you know...The Europeans...Learn more
With a sigh and a song

With a sigh and a song

August 21, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Photo of Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Amphitheater by Scott Dressel-Martin Ambassador Jan here! Can I just tell you that the Chris Isaak concert last Sunday at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield was a LUMINOUS event?!! I arrived before the gates opened so I could prepare to help you find...Learn more
Darwin's Garden

Darwin's Garden

August 21, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
We think of gardens as a kind of craft or art, aesthetic objects designed for pleasure, contemplation or perhaps for the stimulation of the senses. It could also be argued that the garden is a laboratory where the gardener grapples with chemistry, ecology and the complex workings of biology. After...Learn more
Plant Carnivory: Role Reversal from Prey to Predator

Plant Carnivory: Role Reversal from Prey to Predator

August 20, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Typically plants fall at the bottom of the food chain, eaten by almost all other creatures. The exceptions to the rule are the carnivorous plants, displaying a role reversal from prey to predator. These plants have developed evolutionary mechanisms to trap insects and digest them in order to...Learn more
Flowering golf balls...YES!

Flowering golf balls...YES!

August 20, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Golf originated in Scotland, but Cactus are all-American: the family is essentially restricted to North and South America (one renegade Rhipsalis has snuck into the Eastern Hemisphere). Most cacti in North America are found in the hot and dry southwest where the genus Escobaria is especially richly...Learn more
A mention of gentians...

A mention of gentians...

August 18, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Gentiana paradoxa x septemfida Mention gentians, and die-hard wildflower lovers will sigh, or maybe even squeak with delight. No group of native wildflowers elicits such deep emotional devotion (except maybe columbines...but I digress). There are fantastic gentians growing across the world's high...Learn more

Tips For Your Trips

August 18, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! Summer is in full bloom and we look forward to seeing you at the Gardens soon. We want to help make your experience as magical and enjoyable as possible, so here are tips for planning and preparing for your next visit: Come early or come late to avoid crowds. Come the minute we...Learn more
August blues...

August blues...

August 14, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Featured Garden of the Week: All-America Selections (AAS) Garden

Featured Garden of the Week: All-America Selections (AAS) Garden

August 13, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Though seasonal displays can be seen throughout the Gardens, the only significant display of annuals at Denver Botanic Gardens is found in the AAS Garden. Featuring premier annuals from the All-America Selections program, this garden is in spectacular form at this time and was artistically designed...Learn more

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