Researchers surveying a transect along the High Line Canal

Ecology Along the High Line Canal

September 12, 2018 | Research & Conservation
This summer we began a new research project surveying the High Line Canal to understand the botanical and ecological resources along this corridor through the Denver Metro Area. The High Line Canal spans 71 miles across Colorado from Waterton Canyon in Littleton to Green Valley Ranch east of Denver...Learn more
Bonsai

Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show & Sale

September 10, 2018 | Larry Jackel
The 2018 Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society’s 49th annual show promises to be a very special event. Saturday, Sept. 15 , 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 , 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Included with admission both days. View majestic trees on a miniature scale at the show that features about 80 of the society's...Learn more
Steppe landscape

Second Annual Rocky Mountain Steppe Summit

September 7, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Located in the very heart of Denver Botanic Gardens, the Steppe Garden generates much curiosity and interest. The garden, along with the monumental volume “Steppes: The Plants and Ecology of the World’s Semiarid Region” written by Gardens staff members, has elevated awareness of the importance of...Learn more
Sphaeralcea coccinea (scarlet globemallow), Malvaceae (mallow family)

Favorite Botanical Finds Along the High Line Canal

September 5, 2018 | Research & Conservation
The verdict is in: Here are our research team’s favorite botanical finds along the High Line Canal! If you’ve ever spent time on the High Line Canal Trail, you may be familiar with some of the common trees and shrubs. Maybe you’ve walked beneath the snowy arms of the cottonwood trees ( Populus sp...Learn more
Typical harvest for the Home Harvest Garden

A New Kind of Amendment

September 3, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
Using Biochar to Create Healthy Soil: Growing up as a small town girl in rural upstate New York has definitely helped prepare me for my life as a horticulturist and a farmer. Where I’m from, it’s very common to see acre upon acre of corn lining the sides of the road wherever you drive. It always...Learn more
Rosa 'Julia Child'

September Walking Tour - A Wonderful Time to Enjoy Roses

September 1, 2018 | Ebi Kondo
We often think about the rose as a focal point of gardens in spring and summer, however sometimes we forget that late summer and early fall are some of the best times to enjoy their great displays of flowers, even though they are not blooming as prolifically as they do in the spring. Under our...Learn more
Planning for the weather at your event

High Winds & Downpours & Heatwaves, Oh My!

August 31, 2018 | Special Events
While Colorado is known for its seemingly endless sunshine, cool nights, and dry, breezy air, those of us who live here know that the weather can vary greatly from morning to evening, or even hour to hour, on any day of the year. Since many of our clients book their weddings in our beautiful...Learn more
Conservation data collection

The Gardens Awarded Conservation Practitioner Accreditation

August 29, 2018 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Denver Botanic Gardens has long been a leader in biodiversity conservation. Our efforts have been recognized by Botanic Gardens Conservation International through the awarding of the newly launched Conservation Practitioner Accreditation. The accreditation program recognizes conservation-minded...Learn more
Large variety of contemporary, vintage & Native American jewelry

Keepsakes and Collectibles Wanted

August 24, 2018 | Johanna Kelly
Denver Botanic Gardens Guild is again collecting keepsakes to sell at Winter Gift Market this November. They are especially interested in silver, china, linens, jewelry or any other collectibles. You will have the satisfaction of knowing your keepsakes will bring pleasure to someone else and...Learn more
Annuals Garden and Pavilion

A Showcase of All-America Selections Winners

August 20, 2018 | Bridget Blomquist
Late last year the All-America Selections Garden was officially re-named the Annuals Garden and Pavilion, however it continues to feature winning All-America Selections (AAS) annuals. The ever-changing displays provide beautiful seasonal interest that showcase new annuals that Colorado gardeners...Learn more
Symptoms of fire blight below an uninfected branch on crabapple.   Image courtesy of William Jacobi, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org. 

Fire Blight: A Cantankerous Disease

August 20, 2018 | Emily Stine
Every now and then, I come across a pear or apple tree that has small branches that look like they have been blasted by a torch. Fire blight, as this disease is known, is rampant, and can cause a lot of damage to many loved flowering trees. Fire blight is a disease caused by Erwynia amylovora – a...Learn more
Horticulture interns at Loveland Pass

One of the best experiences of my life!

August 17, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
My name is Dan Auerbach and I’m from Philadelphia, PA. I have one year left at Temple University to earn my bachelor’s degree in horticulture. I was fortunate enough to receive the Propagation, Production and Seed Herbarium Maintenance Internship at Denver Botanic Gardens for the summer. I have...Learn more

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