Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff. Learn about gardening, horticulture, research, conservation, special events, art, tours and much more. 


What a difference a month makes!

November 23, 2010 Panayoti Kelaidis
These pictures were all taken exactly one month ago: most years we have a dusting of snow by early October, and light frosts, but this amazing year the autumn wore on and on. But by Thanksgiving

Botanic gardens professionals gather in Denver!

October 16, 2010 Sarada Krishnan
This week Denver Botanic Gardens hosted around 110 botanic gardens professionals from around the country as well as from England and Canada. Hosting the American Public Gardens Association’s (APGA)

Autumnal fire

October 10, 2010 Panayoti Kelaidis
What an amazing autumn! We almost always have had a dusting of snow by now, or light frost. But this fiery summer blazes on, especially in the many spectacular scarlet, crimson and fiery flowers

Kazakhstan remembered

October 5, 2010 Panayoti Kelaidis
I realize it's a tad hard to convince our colleagues that we were hard at work when they see a picture of Mike Bone on a trusty steed, but believe me, riding that horse on the Djabagly Nature Reserve

Plant Select and hummingbirds

September 23, 2010 Panayoti Kelaidis
Who isn't entranced by hummingbirds? This picture was taken and e-mailed to me recently by a visiting nurseryman, Erbin Baumgardner, last month in our new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden. You can

Orostachys: living jade for the garden

July 31, 2010 Panayoti Kelaidis
Orostachys iwarenge This time of year there is no end of vibrant, glorious color at Denver Botanic Gardens. May I remind you that green is also a color? Few plants exemplify the paradox that gardens

Sensory Garden Groundbreaking

July 24, 2010 Sarada Krishnan
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Denver Botanic Gardens broke ground for the new Sensory Garden today, a garden created specifically for

Specimens at Denver Botanic Gardens Document Climate Change

July 12, 2010 Research & Conservation
Denver Botanic Gardens and University of Denver (DU) are currently collaborating to conduct research that documents climate change effects on native flora in Colorado. We have been using preserved specimens from the Gardens Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium and other regional herbaria to determine if flowering time has changed over the last 100 years. A preserved plant with reliable label data is proof positive that it existed in a specific place at a specific time in the state it is shown.

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