Joellyn Duesberry's New Show

Joellyn Duesberry's New Show

January 21, 2010 | Kim Manajek
I’ve just finished hanging an extraordinary show— Joellyn Duesberry’s Southwest: Sharpening the Edge . I knew it was going to be a good show, but seeing it on the grand walls of the Gates Court Gallery, I realize it's exceptional. Joly’s work has an affiliation with the early Modernists who were...Learn more
A New Addition to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

A New Addition to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

January 21, 2010 | Nick Daniel
Recently, we planted a new addition in the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory, Brugmansia sanguinea , or the ‘red angel’s trumpet.’ This crimson-flowered tree will surely be a treat when in bloom. Brugmansia is a genus of trees and shrubs consisting of only seven species. These pendulous-flowered...Learn more
Big Sale at The Shop at the Gardens

Big Sale at The Shop at the Gardens

January 21, 2010 | Doris Boardman
We had a busy morning yesterday meeting with David Coleman, Dave French and Tom Whittaker of Bridgeline (our amazing interactive Web agency). Robin Doerr and I talked with them about creating a refresh of our home page and we also saw some inspiring comps for the February redesign of our blog...Learn more
Botany is for Gardeners

Botany is for Gardeners

January 21, 2010 | Matt Cole
I think botany is neat—fun, surprising, and engaging. While parts of plant biology are counter-intuitive, it's a marvelous world of interactions. But some people aren't into botany that way... Rumor has it that some people just want their plants to grow!Actually, when I garden, that is what I want...Learn more
Contain yourself!

Contain yourself!

January 20, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Have you noticed how container plantings seem to be popping up everywhere, more wonderful and strange every year? Few people are contributing more to the phenomenon (and doing so more creatively) than Dan Heims, president of Terra Nova, unquestionably America's most dynamic new plant development...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 16th

Don't Miss It! Week of January 16th

January 15, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• You can just feel the excitement (well, I can!) in the Lilac Garden, where fat buds cover the bare twigs of the Lilacs (mostly Syringa var). These flower buds have been developing since shortly after last year’s lilac bloom was finished (which is why you want to prune your lilac immediately after...Learn more
Queen of the steppes

Queen of the steppes

January 13, 2010 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Kazakhstan was as cool and rainy as we had been in Colorado last June: a different year we would likely have missed the last peonies, which we caught at their very peak. The picture above was taken in the Kalbinsky Hills, a low range (largely treeless) in the Altai mountains between Ust Kamenogorsk...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of January 9th

Don't Miss It! Week of January 9th

January 8, 2010 | Ellen Hertzman
• Easily one of the most interesting winter-time trees in our garden is the Corkscrew Hazel (Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’). Also known as Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick (after an old-time Scottish comedian whose trademark was his walking stick,) its branches twist and turn. Like other hazelnut trees,...Learn more
A Time for Reflection

A Time for Reflection

January 7, 2010 | Mike Kintgen
Winter is my least favorite season, no doubt about it. The coldest season does have a few perks, it is really the only time when gardeners can catch their breath and truly enjoy the garden for what it is. Every other season brings innumerable tasks, from planting to weeding, cutting back and...Learn more
Rare Opportunity.

Rare Opportunity.

December 30, 2009 | Kim Manajek
Most often, we at Denver Botanic Gardens focus on plants, but there is something else spectacular here. Since the dedication of the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory in 1966, we have also been known for our architecture. Recent additions to the DBG campus by Tryba Architects have gracefully...Learn more
Christmas Rose (Lo, How a Rose E'er blooming)

Christmas Rose (Lo, How a Rose E'er blooming)

December 23, 2009 | Mike Kintgen
Christmas rose, or Helleborus niger , was hidden at the bottom of my last blog and didn't get just attention. Christmas rose is often cited as the actual "rose" that inspired the German Christmas carol 'Es ist ein Ros entsprungen' or translated into the English Christmas song ' Lo How a Rose E'er...Learn more
Escapism!

Escapism!

December 22, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis

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