MacArthur 'Genius' David Montgomery Speaks: Real Dirt on Soil

February 25, 2010 | Matt Cole
[gallery orderby="title"] When gardeners dish the dirt, they may speak of soil, either their own or the soil they wished they had. It really is the bed in which you make your garden lie. So 2008 MacArthur 'Genius' award recipient David Montgomery, author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, is...Learn more
More than just the plants are growing this winter at Denver Botanic Gardens

More than just the plants are growing this winter at Denver Botanic Gardens

February 25, 2010 | Past Art Exhibits
For our more fair weather visitors (you know who you are!), many have not stopped by the Gardens since those first snowflakes fell in October or have not ventured beyond the safe tropical confines of Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. You might be surprised to learn of the many changes...Learn more
Finally, after four years: Helleborus vesicarius in bloom

Finally, after four years: Helleborus vesicarius in bloom

February 19, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
Good things come to those who wait we are told. Helleborus vesicarius seedlings were set out in spring of 2006 after a supplier donated a pot full of 20 seedlings with the warning that it was a very tricky species to grow. He was in Virginia, not exactly a similar climate to southern Turkey and...Learn more
Southern magnolia! A tree grows in Lakewood...

Southern magnolia! A tree grows in Lakewood...

February 19, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The notion that the very symbol of the American South--the evergreen Southern magnolia ( Magnolia grandiflora )--might have hardy forms that would thrive on the windswept steppe of Colorado has tantalized generations of Coloradoans. I have seen small specimens here and there (a number on our York...Learn more
Can Plants Teach Us about Leadership?

Can Plants Teach Us about Leadership?

February 16, 2010 | Research & Conservation
Managing the environment versus managing people surely should be very different... or are they? Lately I have been challenged to make such an analogy and found it surprisingly compelling. Through the course of my 15 years studying invasive species biology and restoration ecology, as well as...Learn more

Digging into the Gardens...join us!

February 16, 2010 | Doris Boardman
A new decade brings more exciting transformation--to the Gardens, to our Botanic Buzz e-newsletter (sign up here to receive your copy), and soon, to our Web site. How do you like our new blog design? We have so many authors from all parts of the Gardens (click on the "More Authors" link in the...Learn more
Cold Snap, Warm Snap

Cold Snap, Warm Snap

February 15, 2010 | Matt Cole
[gallery orderby="title"] Its when it gets cold that you appreciate warmth. Thick socks, long underwear, hats with ear flaps and home-knit scarfs become some of my favorite things. Standing over the heat vent while the furnace is running is not far behind. But here in Denver, we're fortunate to...Learn more
Mexican Journal: Day 6 – Eduardo Ruiz National Park, Uruapan

Mexican Journal: Day 6 – Eduardo Ruiz National Park, Uruapan

February 14, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
After lunch we head back to Morelia from where we return home to Denver the next day. As I look back at this entire trip, I feel very fortunate to have had this culturally rich experience. Many folks contributed to the success of this trip. Thanks to Sheridan Samano of Reefs to Rockies for putting...Learn more
Coming into their own...

Coming into their own...

February 12, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Mexican Journal: Day 5 – Tzintzuntzan & Uruapan

Mexican Journal: Day 5 – Tzintzuntzan & Uruapan

February 12, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
About 20 minutes from Patzcuaro is the Tzintzuntzan Archeological Site, which was built by the native peoples of the region, the Purépechas around 1200 AD. The name Tzintzuntzan means ‘place of the hummingbirds’. The ruins consist of five ceremonial temples with circular, terraced platforms. The...Learn more
Mexican Journal: Day 4 – Patzcuaro

Mexican Journal: Day 4 – Patzcuaro

February 11, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
Our next stop is Jenitzio Island, with its monumental statue of José Maria Morelos, a leader of Mexican independence, at the top of the hill. The inclined streets are lined with handicraft stores and restaurants. We climb the steep hillside and at the top is the huge statue of Morelos made of stone...Learn more
Mexican Journal: Day 3 – Sierra Chincua Monarch Sanctuary

Mexican Journal: Day 3 – Sierra Chincua Monarch Sanctuary

February 10, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
After spending a couple of hours at the butterfly site, we head back, each of us having been touched by the wonder and spirituality of this experience. While we will always cherish this experience, our thoughts and prayers today were also with the local people of nearby villages who have been...Learn more

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