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The Golden Mountains... to the East!

March 30, 2010 | Matt Cole
Colorado's own mining towns have stories of boom and bust, gold rushes, fortunes made and lost. But tomorrow night I'm looking East, not West. Mike Bone is preparing to tell the stories of his travel to the Golden Mountains of Central Asia as a plant explorer. And it will be a fascinating...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 25th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 25th

March 25, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman

Why Cut A Tree In Half?

March 25, 2010 | Nick Daniel
Over the last few months, visitors to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory may have noticed some funny looking trees that look like they were cut in half…well, they have been. Growing plants in the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory presents many challenges such as monitoring light levels from...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 20th

The Weekly Bloom: Week of March 20th

March 19, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Clearing: Last season’s grasses and stalks are being removed to make way for the fresh green shoots and leaves already poking up. Volunteers are a key piece of the action around here, and this time of year they are swarming the grounds like an industrious army of ants, leaving neat, tidy beds in...Learn more
Natural Egg Dyeing Class

Natural Egg Dyeing Class

March 17, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
When I was a kid, the greatest thing in spring was when my mom picked up the Paas Easter Egg Kit at the grocery store. Those fizzy tablets allowed us to dye our eggs bright cartoon colors, and my brother and I were each allowed one dozen eggs to do with as we pleased. To this day, I can't smell...Learn more
What's happening in the Rock Alpine Garden this week? A few new treasures are in bloom

What's happening in the Rock Alpine Garden this week? A few new treasures are in bloom

March 16, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
Saturday's warm weather drew out more bulbs and other early bloomers, and finally its beginning to look like March should. March belongs to several genera in the rock garden, Crocus, Galanthus and Helleborus are just a few genera that shine in March. I hope to do a blog on both Galanthus and...Learn more
The new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden

The new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden

March 16, 2010 | Sonya Anderson
I have always considered myself very fortunate to be part of the Gardens' horticulture team, but right now, as part of the team creating the new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden, I feel it even more so. This new garden, located on the former site of the Monet Garden, will showcase the many...Learn more
Is it Spring Yet? Early bulbs and other Harbingers of spring starting in Rock Alpine Garden

Is it Spring Yet? Early bulbs and other Harbingers of spring starting in Rock Alpine Garden

March 12, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
While the official solar start of spring is still eight days away on March 20th, I think it is safe to say that spring has sprung in the Rock Alpine Garden. True, there may be many more snow storms and still plenty of mornings to scrape ice off of windshields, but the true harbingers of spring are...Learn more
Beautiful Blooms in The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Beautiful Blooms in The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

March 11, 2010 | Nick Daniel
Now, to introduce some of our fauna. Every once in a while as we deem necessary, my team releases Anolis carolinensis, or the green anole lizard into the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory. We like to have them around as they help with insect control as well as add yet another important tropical...Learn more
Blooming at the Gardens, Week of March 13th

Blooming at the Gardens, Week of March 13th

March 11, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Wrap your tongue around the lovely Pseuderanthemum reticulatum—well, not the plant itself, but that name! It means “netted false eranthemum”— the netting being the veined pattern on the golden and green leaves. Just now it sports delicate blossoms, white with a sprinkling of purple. See it on the...Learn more

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