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Literature of the Land: Spring 2014 Book Club

March 8, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Plant exploration influences our lives in many unexpected way. While there is still much to be discovered in the dark recesses of the forests, oceans, and mountains, what we’ve already found benefits us in unique and surprising ways. From shaved white truffles sprinkled over pizza to a beautiful...Learn more
Islamic Garden

Great Gardens Lecture Series: Islamic Gardens

February 21, 2014 | Featured Instructor
We live in such a dynamic and exciting world where everything seems to compete for our attention, gardening and horticulture are one of the activities that many people turn to for escape from the rat race. Long known to be quiet reflective gardens, Islamic gardens have offered throughout the...Learn more
Lafong Garden in Scotland

Europe at the height of Spring

February 16, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The Japanese have a word for it: " shibui " (渋い) the perfect blend of texture, mood--the balance between simplicity and complexity. It can be applied to a perfectly cast pot, or to a landscape that is both natural, but containing human elements in it. "Simple elegance" in English just doesn't...Learn more

To Gardens With Love

February 14, 2014 | John Murgel
Gardens are wonderful. Understatement! Gardens (and the plants that inhabit them) provide so much to humanity, a Valentine ode seems appropriate. O, Gardens, I love thee because: 1. You keep people healthy. Gardening can be a very physical activity. Plants and green places provide a filter for air...Learn more
Rose Morden Sunrise

Roses for Every Garden

February 9, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Receiving a rose bouquet as a gift is very special. Could it be that roses represent so many emotions and are positively linked to specific occasions like birthdays, Valentine's Day, graduations and anniversaries? Or are they special because their blooms are fragrant, beautifully colored and have...Learn more
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Folk Remedies and Kitchen Cures

January 31, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Growing up in Kansas with a stern Baptist grandmother I had a lot of early experience with home remedies. Returning from a grandma visit to jeering siblings I often had garlic breath and sported flaky baking soda poultices. I found Grandmother fascinating and diligently followed her around her...Learn more

Before Valentine’s Day, Stories on Stage enacts Love in the Gardens

January 27, 2014 | Matt Cole
As we’ve gained more storytelling mediums in my lifetime (video games, music videos, webcomics and more), I certainly feel like the short story has taken a hit in prevalence and influence. So into the gap comes Denver-based Stories on Stage ; they bring short stories from any era to life in...Learn more
Shrub

Fearless Shrub Pruning

January 24, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Late winter to early spring is the ideal time to prune deciduous shrubs before new growth begins. Although it’s easy to neglect these garden workhorses, view pruning as important to growing a healthy shrub that will set off the rest of your garden efforts. Start by assessing the condition of your...Learn more

The “Moth”er of Orchid-dom

January 23, 2014 | John Murgel
Between now and February 24, the Orangery at Denver Botanic Gardens is hosting the annual Orchid Showcase . In addition to the blossom show being put on behind the glass walls of the collections greenhouses, the transitional space of the Orangery itself is festooned with orchids, mostly hybrids of...Learn more
Herbs

Aromatherapy Basics and Beyond

January 10, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Everyone has a smell that can transport them back in time to a memory that brings a smile to the face. Different smells call to mind different emotions. If you knew that one in particular helped to alter your mood, relax you in body and soul wouldn’t you want to try that perhaps instead of taking a...Learn more

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