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Foxtail lily botanic gardens

June 16, 2010 Panayoti Kelaidis
Himalayan foxtail lilies in the Perennial Walk Foxtail lily hybrids in the Ornamental Grasses garden If you've been to Denver Botanic Gardens in the last month you can hardly have missed them: no, not

Tiny Lesquerella in the Piceance Basin

June 4, 2010 Michelle DePrenger-Levin
They may be tiny mustard plants but they have a huge impact in a region believed to contain one of the nation’s largest reservoirs of natural gas. Physaria congesta ( Lesquerella congesta) and P

Denver bike sharing at York Street this week!

April 20, 2010 Doris Boardman
Denver B-cycle rolls out this week, and the Mile High City will never be the same. The program launches on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. The York Street B-Station will be one of 45 to 50 stations

Of Course! Corydalis

April 20, 2010 Panayoti Kelaidis
Everybody knows bleeding hearts ( Dicentra) but their cousins, Corydalis, are rarely found in Colorado Gardens. Denver Botanic Gardens is helping change all that. The largely drought tolerant genus

Why Cut A Tree In Half?

March 25, 2010 Nick Daniel
Over the last few months, visitors to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory may have noticed some funny looking trees that look like they were cut in half…well, they have been. Growing plants

The new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden

March 16, 2010 Sonya Anderson
I have always considered myself very fortunate to be part of the Gardens' horticulture team, but right now, as part of the team creating the new Darlene Radichel Plant Select Garden, I feel it even

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