Rattlesnakes at Chatfield

June 10, 2010 | Larry Vickerman
We received a large amount of publicity over the past weekend about a rattlesnake biting a young man on the heel last Friday. I wanted to assure our visitors that this is a very rare event at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. We have been open to the public for more than 20 years, and this is...Learn more
Darwinian Flytrap Team Sparkles at the Denver Zoo on International Conservation Day

Darwinian Flytrap Team Sparkles at the Denver Zoo on International Conservation Day

June 10, 2010 | Joe Tomocik
Visitors can see carnivorous plants on display at the lobby court information booth and can purchase Venus flytraps at The Shop at the Gardens in the Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center. A special thanks to Champion team members Ben Coleman, John Bayard, Mario Bertelman, Bill Powell and Ken Berkert.Learn more
Schools Out! Is your child coming to Garden Camp?

Schools Out! Is your child coming to Garden Camp?

June 4, 2010 | Lisa Davis
Throughout the last week or so, shouts of joy have come from thousands of children across the city as they celebrate the end of school. Now that summer is starting to sink in, some parents may begin to wonder “what am I going to do with them all summer!” Denver Botanic Gardens has your answer – our...Learn more
Tiny Lesquerella in the Piceance Basin

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. obcordata, both federally listed as Threatened under the National Endangered Species Act, are found...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 5

The Weekly Bloom: Week of June 5

June 4, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Those Tall Spiky Things: This is the season for Eremurus, also known as Foxtail Lily or Desert Candle. Native to the steppe climate of Central Asia and northern India, these bulbs put up spikes in whites, yellows, and coppery oranges. Find Eremurus all over the Gardens. • More Beautiful Beans:...Learn more
Let us now praise peonies..

Let us now praise peonies..

May 29, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Species peonies to be precise. Who does not admire the sumptuous exuberance, the voluptuous colors and textures that suggest the same sorts of things marketed by Victoria's Secret. And I don't mean lingerie...peonies are frankly the sexpots of the garden. The hybrids are Zsa Zsa Gabors and Sophia...Learn more
Botanical Illustration in Gateway Canyons

Botanical Illustration in Gateway Canyons

May 28, 2010 | Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski
OPEN FOR EVERYBODY - both for the DEDICATED ILLUSTRATOR and for the DEVOTED AMATEUR South of Grand Junction, west of Aspen, north of Telluride and east of Moab where West Creek and the Dolores River meet is Palisade and Gateway Canyons Resort. This treasure is only a few miles from Utah border,...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 29

The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 29

May 27, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Peonies and Tree Peonies (Paeonia): June's PlantAsia is the place to look for both types, as peonies are native to Asia. Tree peonies retain their woody growth throughout the winter. Their leaves tend to be more blue-green than herbaceous peonies, and their flowers are often larger. You’ll find...Learn more
Yeeeehaw! BLAZING SADDLES!

Yeeeehaw! BLAZING SADDLES!

May 26, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albispinus Sorry: you'll miss this one. It only blooms like that ONE DAY a year, and that day was this past Monday. But it has cousins around the garden that will wait for your visit...provided you come quickly! Echinocereus polyacanthus (back), Escobaria orcuttii (...Learn more

The Payoff for Gardeners

May 25, 2010 | Matt Cole
I'm eating lunch right now. (That's part of the reason there is no picture: you don't need to see me chewing.) And this sandwich is my payoff for being attentive to my gardening. It might seem to be just a leftover from dinner last night, but I know it includes the first harvest of homegrown...Learn more
Royal pageantry in the garden

Royal pageantry in the garden

May 25, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Tall bearded iris are always grand. This year is shaping up to be a fantastic year for them (again) just as it has been the miracle year for flowering trees and shrubs. And the magnificent clumps of tall bearded iris will be in full, glorious bloom this weekend in time for the American Iris Society...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 21

The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 21

May 21, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Black: Dark purple-black foliage gives a garden a cool, sophisticated look. Take a look at the black Queen Anne’s Lace (Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’) with its tiny white flowers. Or you might prefer the maroon Barberry (Berberis var.), at the moment absolutely covered in small yellow...Learn more

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