Exquisite lotus main attraction in Monet Pool

July 25, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Nelumbo ‘Perry’s Giant Sunburst’ with charming creamy-yellow flowers is the main attraction in the Monet Garden pool. It is near the north entrance to the Japanese Garden amongst a mix of classical hardy waterlilies. ‘Perry’s Giant Sunburst’ was hybridized by lotus king Perry D. Slocum.Read more
Aloe Envy

Aloe Envy

July 24, 2008 | Matt Cole
I have aloe envy. I recently saw the diversity of plants that thrive in the Souther California climate. The aloes they have there are incredible. More than any other plant (and there are lot of plants), I wish I could walk among the aloes on a regular basis. Just look at them! The large one...Read more

Noticing What's Around Us

July 21, 2008 | Lisa Eldred
The Gardens' summer exhibit, "Urban Nature," not only brings in references to the City through street murals and horticultural practices, it also challenges us to notice the little things around us. Humans, nature, and urban living collide regularly - it's up to us to take notice. Early this spring...Read more

The Dog Days of Summer

July 18, 2008 | Sarah Spearman
Here is another guest blog post from our friend and colleague, Elizabeth Bublitz, at Paw-Friendly Landscapes. If you are enjoying her posts, don't forget to check out her Pet-Friendly Landscapes class this coming September, where you can get all your questions answered in a fun, practical evening...Read more
Community Youth Add to Urban Nature Exhibit

Community Youth Add to Urban Nature Exhibit

July 15, 2008 | Lisa Eldred
Last month eight youth organizations created responses to the concept of "Urban Nature." Each group of kids painted 8x8' murals to present their view on how the city and the natural world meet. These brightly colored paintings are visible at a distance and can be found along the El Pomar waterway...Read more
She knew exactly what I was looking for

She knew exactly what I was looking for

July 15, 2008 | Bonnie Weimer
Where are the good stories about plants? A good story would help me remember their name and give me something fun to share when I’m out in the Gardens giving a tour. Online searches were frustrating me, so I pulled my eyes away from the computer and stumbled into the Helen Fowler Library at Denver...Read more

Pitcher Plant

July 10, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Plant diversity is wonderfully expressed by the many exciting pitcher plant cultivars (Sarracenia cvs.). S. ‘Judith Hindel’ grows up to 24 inches and, liking a touch of sun, is displayed nicely at the Gardens Information Desk and Fly Trap Feast. Bright and showy, this popular pitcher plant captures...Read more
Amazing Transformation

Amazing Transformation

July 5, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
Early this spring around mid-March, the native Plains Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens underwent a simulated version of a vital ecological process of the shortgrass prairie -- FIRE. Fire is important in maintaining the structure and diversity of the shortgrass prairie ecosystem. Since human...Read more

Missing Parking Spaces

July 1, 2008 | Bonnie Weimer
Attention! Two car parking spaces have gone missing in Denver Botanic Gardens' parking lot, between York and Josephine Streets. Apparently those two spaces were replaced by ribbons of sturdy black metal bars called “bike racks.” They say that these racks can accommodate up to 28 bicycles. However,...Read more
Gatehouse Dogs and Visitors

Gatehouse Dogs and Visitors

June 27, 2008 | Doris Boardman
People who live near the Gardens often walk their dogs along York Street. Years ago, someone in guest services started giving the dogs a dog biscuit if they visited the Gatehouse with their owners. Denver Botanic Gardens cannot admit dogs into the Gardens except service dogs, however we enjoy our...Read more

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