The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 17

The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 17

June 22, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
but step into the Rose Garden and you know for sure. The roses had a hard winter this year, but they are coming back in force and now is the time to pay them a visit. • Non-Scents: A couple of favorites are blooming now: purple smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria) always stands out with its deep purple...Learn more
Bioblitz! A comprehensive biological survey

Bioblitz! A comprehensive biological survey

June 17, 2010 | Research & Conservation
Q: What do you get when you set loose over three dozen passionate biologists who study animals, plants, and fungi in a nearly pristine ranch in Southeast Colorado for a 24 hour period? A: A BIOBLITZ! Last week was the first ever comprehensive biological survey of JE Canyon Ranch, an area east of...Learn more
Lilac Garden's Stunning Display of Colorful Irises

Lilac Garden's Stunning Display of Colorful Irises

June 17, 2010 | Matt Cole
Like several other bloggers here, I have really enjoyed the irises in bloom in the Lilac Garden. They're stunning! While we all rhapsodize about how colorful the blooms are, and how marvelous the experience is, I keep going back and finding another gem in the display. (Of course, that is what we...Learn more
Wedding

Weddings at Denver Botanic Gardens

June 16, 2010 | Keisha Makonese
Just married, Stefanie Huff and Mathew Schultz on May 15, 2010. The wedding ceremony took place at the All-American Selections Garden and the reception took place in the historic Mitchell Hall. Wedding colors were sage green and fuchsia with white and pink lilies. This special event was catered by...Learn more
Foxtail lily botanic gardens

Foxtail lily botanic gardens

June 16, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
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 the Henry Moore sculptures (albeit they stand out!), I'm talking about foxtail lilies: Eremurus. These stand out (and stand up!) in a dozen...Learn more
Bluff Lake and Denver Botanic Gardens: a partnership to heal the earth

Bluff Lake and Denver Botanic Gardens: a partnership to heal the earth

June 15, 2010 | Research & Conservation
Denver Botanic Gardens has been involved in restoration of damaged ecosystems around the state of Colorado through its Research and Conservation programs for at least a decade, but none have been quite as satisfying as the one at Bluff Lake Nature Center. "Over the past four years Bluff Lake Nature...Learn more
Green Roof for the West Symposium this Thursday, June 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Green Roof for the West Symposium this Thursday, June 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

June 14, 2010 | Matt Cole
This is the week for the Green Roof for the West Symposium! On Thursday, June 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens opens its doors to a regional conference with international speakers. The Gardens and its co-hosts (the U.S. Green Building Council - Colorado Chapter, Colorado State...Learn more
Wildflowers Blooming at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Wildflowers Blooming at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

June 14, 2010 | Larry Vickerman
It's mid-June and the numerous wildflowers at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield are just coming into full bloom. The Gaillardia, several different Penstemon, and Spiderwort are in full bloom just east of the big red and white barn. The Paintbrush have been spectacular this year and are still...Learn more

Tickets still available to hear Chick Corea tonight

June 14, 2010 | Doris Boardman
Come join us for the first concert of the year at York Street! Chick Corea Freedom Band w/ Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride & Roy Haynes Monday, June 14 Tickets still available at our Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center Will Call starting at 4 p.m. Doors at 6, Concert at 7 $57 Members—$62 Non-...Learn more
Bryant Terry - "Redefining Soul Food"

Bryant Terry - "Redefining Soul Food"

June 14, 2010 | Sarah Spearman
how a love of food and the role it has played in his culture inspired this eco-chef to reposition soul food as healthy fare and good for one’s own soul. Part of Terry’s impetus to reposition soul food to a healthier cuisine is his concern with food justice. With the plethora of current media...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 12

The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 12

June 11, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Xeric Bounty: Now is a great time to stop by Dryland Mesa. The prickly pears (Opuntia aurea) whose pads were such a lovely red in the winter are now sporting eye-catching magenta flowers. Other cactus and desert plants are in bloom, and what looks to be this season’s sole agave flower is pushing...Learn more

Hummingbird perching in the Gardens

June 10, 2010 | Matt Cole
[gallery columns="2" orderby="title"] Check out this hummingbird, spotted almost directly overhead in the Lilac Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens. Normally, I'm more interested in the horticultural and botanic than I am in the animals I might happen to see in Denver. But this bird was twittering...Learn more

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