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
What is your favorite plant?

What is your favorite plant?

June 10, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
This is a question I get asked quite frequently. To me as a horticulturist and a plant lover, it is a very complex question to answer. It is like asking a mom to choose her favorite child. Each plant has its own unique individuality from its growth habit to flower color, some desirable and others...Read more
Jade Vine Winds Down after Extraordinary Performance

Jade Vine Winds Down after Extraordinary Performance

June 9, 2008 | Matt Cole
Did the jade vine's blooms reach June? Maybe... But I didn't see it. The end of May appears to have brought the the end of the blooming run. Still, that's almost twice the time I first expected. Nick Snakenberg, Curator of Orchids, is the man who originally sent out the word that this legume was...Read more

Spring Showers - A Mixed Blessing for your Dog?

May 31, 2008 | Sarah Spearman
Well, it seems that our recent guest blog by Elizabeth Bublitz on 'Paw-friendly gardening' was a popular topic, judging by the busy comment queue! Luckily for us, Elizabeth is turning out to be an enthusiastic blogger. In addition to taking the time to respond to comments (thank you!), she has...Read more
Seen-Again Trees

Seen-Again Trees

May 24, 2008 | Matt Cole
It's true landscape architects speak about a concept called "borrowed views." You don't own the bucolic pasture, the fabulous waterfront, or the mountain range to your west, but you can see it from your window. You're "borrowing" that view to add to your own space. But when I say "seen-again" plant...Read more

I have a confession to make.

May 13, 2008 | Rachel Murray
To protect the innocent, I must omit the name of the involved party, in this case, a plant. A beautiful temptress of a plant. I was compelled to pull it close to my face to take a deep sniff of a gorgeous bloom. Alas, like so many beauties, there was no scent. But getting that close allowed me to...Read more

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