Steppe landscape

Second Annual Rocky Mountain Steppe Summit

September 7, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Located in the very heart of Denver Botanic Gardens, the Steppe Garden generates much curiosity and interest. The garden, along with the monumental volume “Steppes: The Plants and Ecology of the World’s Semiarid Region” written by Gardens staff members, has elevated awareness of the importance of...Learn more
Typical harvest for the Home Harvest Garden

A New Kind of Amendment

September 3, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
Using Biochar to Create Healthy Soil: Growing up as a small town girl in rural upstate New York has definitely helped prepare me for my life as a horticulturist and a farmer. Where I’m from, it’s very common to see acre upon acre of corn lining the sides of the road wherever you drive. It always...Learn more
Rosa 'Julia Child'

September Walking Tour - A Wonderful Time to Enjoy Roses

September 1, 2018 | Ebi Kondo
We often think about the rose as a focal point of gardens in spring and summer, however sometimes we forget that late summer and early fall are some of the best times to enjoy their great displays of flowers, even though they are not blooming as prolifically as they do in the spring. Under our...Learn more
Planning for the weather at your event

High Winds & Downpours & Heatwaves, Oh My!

August 31, 2018 | Special Events
While Colorado is known for its seemingly endless sunshine, cool nights, and dry, breezy air, those of us who live here know that the weather can vary greatly from morning to evening, or even hour to hour, on any day of the year. Since many of our clients book their weddings in our beautiful...Learn more
Large variety of contemporary, vintage & Native American jewelry

Keepsakes and Collectibles Wanted

August 24, 2018 | Johanna Kelly
Denver Botanic Gardens Guild is again collecting keepsakes to sell at Winter Gift Market this November. They are especially interested in silver, china, linens, jewelry or any other collectibles. You will have the satisfaction of knowing your keepsakes will bring pleasure to someone else and...Learn more
Annuals Garden and Pavilion

A Showcase of All-America Selections Winners

August 20, 2018 | Bridget Blomquist
Late last year the All-America Selections Garden was officially re-named the Annuals Garden and Pavilion, however it continues to feature winning All-America Selections (AAS) annuals. The ever-changing displays provide beautiful seasonal interest that showcase new annuals that Colorado gardeners...Learn more
Symptoms of fire blight below an uninfected branch on crabapple.   Image courtesy of William Jacobi, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org. 

Fire Blight: A Cantankerous Disease

August 20, 2018 | Emily Stine
Every now and then, I come across a pear or apple tree that has small branches that look like they have been blasted by a torch. Fire blight, as this disease is known, is rampant, and can cause a lot of damage to many loved flowering trees. Fire blight is a disease caused by Erwynia amylovora – a...Learn more
An example of a mushroom that is commonly found in turf spaces. Image courtesy of Norman D. Davis, Bugwood.org.

Mushrooms in the Turf – Fun Guys, or Not?

August 13, 2018 | Emily Stine
After a rain, it’s not uncommon for me to see small white-capped mushrooms popping up in the turf. Many people start worrying – does it mean the grass is unhealthy? Does it mean they’re doing something wrong? Well, in reality, they’re not really bad or good. Mushrooms feed on decaying plant matter...Learn more
Elecampane (Inula helenium)

Top 10 Medicinal Plants

August 10, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
Many medicinal plants are easy to grow in Colorado and have incredible healing properties. Horticulturist Blake Burger and horticulture intern Kenna Castleberry pick their top 10 to grow at home.Learn more
Mimosa

August Walking Tour – Bizarre and Exceptional Annual Flowers

August 1, 2018 | Bridget Blomquist
Annual Flowers Curiosities of the Gardens August, during the "dog days" of summer, is the perfect time to view all the fantastic annuals at Denver Botanic Gardens. During this time, annual flowers are at their peak, revealing their mature height and showy blossoms. This walking tour highlights some...Learn more

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