A Fire Renews: See the Results for Earth Day

A Fire Renews: See the Results for Earth Day

April 21, 2008 | Matt Cole
Remember that photographic puzzler I posted? Well, yes, the answer seems to have been widely known: the Laura Smith Porter Plains Garden was undergoing its every-few-years renewal burning. The other, exciting picture above captures a bit of the day, and the other shows blackened swaths. The sedate...Learn more
Sustainability Fair comes with a Green Discount

Sustainability Fair comes with a Green Discount

April 19, 2008 | Matt Cole
Today the Gardens were just lovely! I took advantage the great weather and strolled past blossoming trees and bulbs, bursting buds and leafing limbs, everything downright wonderful. What a contrast from Wednesday night! I guess when the weather is so beautiful, the wisdom of carpe diem becomes...Learn more
It's snow lovely

It's snow lovely

April 18, 2008 | Matt Cole
Wednesday's sudden snow may have been inconvenient for an evening commute, but it sure was lovely. Members who turned out for their night got a real treat, as long as they enjoyed the snow. I popped out and grabbed a few shots before the flakes melted into my clothes. Wednesday night was also the...Learn more
New Look at Home

New Look at Home

April 15, 2008 | Matt Cole
I can't imagine most people who find this page won't have already discovered our home page has a new look. But it does, and so I want to say congratulations to everyone who brought it together! One of my favorite features is the what's blooming link which features a few, special chosen plants. As...Learn more
Jewel of a Jade Vine

Jewel of a Jade Vine

April 13, 2008 | Matt Cole
The jade vine is in full bloom! There are two long, hanging columns of flowers right now, with a few more to go. Green flowers have the reputation of being subtle, but this is really wild! I was up on the mezzanine, and a cluster of garden visitors was exclaiming over it. We agreed that describing...Learn more
For the birds

For the birds

April 7, 2008 | Matt Cole
One quiet afternoon recently, I took a walk in the garden and discovered how popular it was with the local birds. Many rested in high branches but others accepted my presence at roughly eye level. It doesn't mean they posed for the camera. I certainly needed the practice try to catch moving targets...Learn more
Jade Vine anticipation

Jade Vine anticipation

April 4, 2008 | Matt Cole
It's a wonderful, bulbous life

It's a wonderful, bulbous life

March 21, 2008 | Matt Cole
When I wrote that bulbs have a tough life, I was looking at only one side of the story. They have a wonderful life! Just look at the exuberant Iris and Crocus and how they add color and exuberance to the early spring landscape. They were under the snow earlier this week, but they really shook it...Learn more
Urban Nature is on its Way

Urban Nature is on its Way

March 11, 2008 | Matt Cole
I saw works by a few of the artists contributing this summer's Urban Nature exhibit here at Denver Botanic Gardens on York Street just recently. Their work is so striking! Unfortunately, the official announcement of the material is still under wraps so all I can say is "It's gonna be great! Stay...Learn more
Orchid Show Today

Orchid Show Today

March 8, 2008 | Matt Cole
The Spring Orchid Show is up today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9). I snapped this shot (above) of a Phragmipedium and feel lucky to have seen it. It reminds of the ladyslipper orchids I used to see growing up in the Eastern woods. But it was so red and striking! I was quite taken...Learn more

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