Let's Talk Tropics

February 7, 2010 | Nick Daniel
What makes a tropical plant a tropical plant? This is a question I have been asked several times, and it may sound like it's an easy one to answer, and sometimes it is, but today, I'm going to dive a little deeper. It would be easy for me to just say, "A tropical plant is any plant found between...Learn more
Bold, Beautiful Brownea

Bold, Beautiful Brownea

February 4, 2010 | Nick Daniel
This time of year, while rather bleak and cold outside, really gets me excited for what's growing on in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. As I was watering this morning, I could not take my eyes off of the absolutely beautiful Brownea ariza . The big, bold, red flowers always seem to...Learn more
Hidden treasures

Hidden treasures

February 4, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Rohdea japonica in winter glory Some plants don't overwhelm at first. These obscure, strange little plants in the Lily Family are tucked here and there around Denver Botanic Gardens. As you can see below, the flowers are modest. From September to spring, the glowing red-orange berries they produce...Learn more
Moore Perspective

Moore Perspective

February 1, 2010 | Past Art Exhibits
Henry Moore is here. As a marketer and pr professional at the Gardens, my first thought was "Who Is Henry Moore?" when I first understood the exhibit would be arriving in 2010. I knew the name. I majored in art in college but have drifted away from some of my art history roots over the years. Once...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 30th

Don't Miss It! Week of January 30th

January 29, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Canyonlands calling!

Canyonlands calling!

January 28, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
You may be tearing along the highway and think there are paper tissues littered there: No! It's sheets of ghostly white evening primrose (Oenothera caespitosa): So are you ready to sign up? Find out more about this trip, click right here and sign up. Come join me in late April as we see these and...Learn more
An American Celebration!

An American Celebration!

January 28, 2010 | Nick Daniel
In July of this year, the Biennial of the Americas will be occurring here in Denver. It is a celebration of art, culture, and the Western Hemisphere in general. So this got me to thinking, what better way to celebrate the Biennial here at the Denver Botanic Gardens, than to celebrate the family...Learn more
Signs of a new season

Signs of a new season

January 27, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
Both are still rather close to the ground but with some warmer days their stems will lengthen and soon they will come into full flower. Despite their delicate demeanor both will easily tolerate temperatures into the single digits with no snow cover. A light covering of snow will bring them through...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 23rd

Don't Miss It! Week of January 23rd

January 22, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• On your way to the Lollipop Plant, stop to admire Phaius tankervilliae, a stunning member of the orchid family also known as a Nun’s Cap Orchid or Swamp Lily. This winter-blooming native of the Asian tropics will retain its flowers for a long time. You will see it on your right as you head up the...Learn more
Joellyn Duesberry's New Show

Joellyn Duesberry's New Show

January 21, 2010 | Kim Manajek
I’ve just finished hanging an extraordinary show— Joellyn Duesberry’s Southwest: Sharpening the Edge . I knew it was going to be a good show, but seeing it on the grand walls of the Gates Court Gallery, I realize it's exceptional. Joly’s work has an affiliation with the early Modernists who were...Learn more

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