Community Supporting Agriculture at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Community Supporting Agriculture at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

May 21, 2010 | Doris Boardman
Denver Botanic Gardens and Kaiser Permanente have created a first-of-its-kind community supporting agriculture (CSA) program. The community farm will provide fresh local produce to Colorado families. Made possible through a three-year, $500,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente, the CSA will operate as...Learn more
Himalayan may apple

Himalayan may apple

May 19, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
closeup of Podophyllum emodi Anyone who grew up in the Midwest knows the modest, nodding May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum) ubiquitous in the woods there. I suspect that not one in twenty visitors to Denver Botanic Gardens ever notice its modest cousin that blooms for a week or two in mid May every...Learn more
David Salman visits Denver Botanic Gardens to celebrate Rocky Mountain Gardens

David Salman visits Denver Botanic Gardens to celebrate Rocky Mountain Gardens

May 17, 2010 | Matt Cole
David Salman has plenty to keep him busy. There are plants to tend, businesses to run, articles and blogs to write (and if you read his blog, there's a rescued puppy named Jarrah who's always ready to play), and certainly an appreciative audience anywhere there are gardeners in the west. We are so...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 15

The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 15

May 14, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Colors: Everywhere I look, I’ve been seeing fabulous color combinations, some produced by nature and others facilitated by our horticulture staff. After a grey and brown winter, the colors of the tulips and other standouts will knock your socks off. • Dryland Mesa: The ultra-xeric plants of...Learn more
Why tour gardens?

Why tour gardens?

May 10, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I am leading a very special overnight tour to some of the finest gardens I have ever visited: they happen to be in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. I can guarantee you that you will come back amazed at what some clever gardeners can do there with native plants, with insectivorous plants, with their...Learn more
Gardening Season Arrives for Rocky Mountain Gardeners!

Gardening Season Arrives for Rocky Mountain Gardeners!

May 8, 2010 | Matt Cole
I can tell gardening season is here, not just by the brilliant sunshine, the gardeners eager to get started, the students jumping into classes that they'll use next week, the plant sale and the shoppers, or the colleague rashly vowing to start his peppers outdoors this weekend in spite of frost...Learn more

The Weekly Bloom: Week of May 8

May 7, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
Yes, by all means, come to the Plant Sale today and tomorrow, for a huge and amazing selection of irresistable goodies to pop into your garden. But if you want a treat of a completely different stripe, head out to Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. The stream is flowing, and overflowing, and the...Learn more

Tropical Plants at Plant Sale

May 7, 2010 | Nick Daniel
Please be sure to swing by the Grown At The Gardens Division at our Plant Sale today and tomorrow and check out all of the cool tropical plants that we grew here at the Gardens for your enjoyment. There is a great selection of Begonias as well as some more uncommon plants, such as Westringis...Learn more
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Bird Walk

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Bird Walk

April 30, 2010 | Sarah Spearman
Notable Basin landmarks include Chatfield State Park, Roxborough State Park, Audubon Center at Chatfield, South Platte Park, and Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, the location for this morning’s spring bird walk. April marks an exciting time of year for most birders (short for “birdwatcher”)...Learn more
The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 30

The Weekly Bloom: Week of April 30

April 29, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Blossoms: Cherries and crabapples are glowing in shades of pink everywhere you look. Don’t miss the delicate Prunus subhirtella (Winter-flowering Cherry) located beyond the moon gate in June's PlantAsia. Also, weeping cherries and crabapples form delightful bowers of color throughout the Gardens...Learn more

Blooming in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

April 29, 2010 | Nick Daniel
One of my favorite aspects of working in horticulture is seeing flower buds beginning to grow and swell on newly acquired plants and on plants that rarely bloom or take forever to bloom. Well, right now is one of those exciting times for me. We have two of these special plants beginning to bloom...Learn more
Gardens of Portland: A trip not to be missed

Gardens of Portland: A trip not to be missed

April 25, 2010 | Sarada Krishnan
Also included as part of this trip is a tour of the amazing Cistus Nursery owned by Sean Hogan, who was the chief consultant for the very informative Gardener’s Encyclopedia ‘Flora’. Other highlights of this trip include an afternoon at wineries in Willamette Valley, visit to the spectacular...Learn more

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