Catch up time!

Catch up time!

December 16, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The idea of living in a tropical or subtropical region is appealing enough when the thermometer plunges and you have a hard time starting the car...but when would you ever have time to sort through your pictures, file away those stacks of papers or savor the summer just passed? This is when I...Learn more
Don’t Miss It! Week of December 12th

Don’t Miss It! Week of December 12th

December 12, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
• Hands Off: While you’re palm hunting, check out these scary ones. Verschaffeltia splendida (Stilt Palm) sports really serious looking spines along the stem, and sits up on stilt-like roots. And Zombia antillarum (Zombie Palm), a native of the Antilles, features a woven pattern of equally prickly...Learn more
Hardy in Denver?

Hardy in Denver?

December 9, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Ahem...but will it come back next year? Good question. The hundreds of South African plants that fill our gardens, not to mention all sorts of tender Mediterraneans and California shrubs that we have been playing with at Denver Botanic Gardens and beyond...how will they weather an interminable,...Learn more
Holy Cacao! Making Chocolate with Your Child

Holy Cacao! Making Chocolate with Your Child

December 7, 2009 | Josie Hart Genter
Kids will taste chocolate that has no cream or sugar added usually referred to as baking chocolate. This is the first time you will see your child spit out chocolate! From there, the experience will only get sweeter and kids will finally find out what it is they really love about chocolate: cream...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of December 5th

Don't Miss It! Week of December 5th

December 5, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
• And Purple…: A trio of purples cascade from the top of the elevator tree. Three vines covered in blossoms intertwine: Morning Glory (Ipomoea indica) is a familiar warm-season introduction here, but is native to the tropical areas of the New World. Another familiar introduction is a form of...Learn more
Is it spring yet?.....

Is it spring yet?.....

December 3, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
I realize that here in Ski country it's not always popular to complain when the thermometer plummets and your back is saying "enough white stuff already!"...we inveterate gardeners frankly can't wait for spring. How accommodating it is to have crocuses! I took this picture in the Rock Alpine Garden...Learn more
Spread Some Volunteer Holiday Cheer!

Spread Some Volunteer Holiday Cheer!

December 1, 2009 | Volunteer Services
With the beautiful foothills as a backdrop imagine more than one million twinkling lights, illuminating a snow covered pathway leading to a charming ranch house decorated for the Holidays. This is what you can experience as a Trail of Lights volunteer starting this weekend at Denver Botanic Gardens...Learn more
DBG adds a 12th official collection

Denver Botanic Gardens adds a 12th official collection

November 24, 2009 | Research & Conservation
Did you know that Denver Botanic Gardens is a museum accredited by the American Association of Museums? We are proud to announce the addition of an ethnobotanical herbarium to the list of official museum collections at the Gardens. The other collections are: The Library (botanical, including rare...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of November 21st

Don't Miss It! Week of November 21st

November 20, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
comes from the Greek: “encephalartos” literally means “bread in the head,” and lets you know that a starchy, bready food can be gathered from inside the round trunk. And of course “horridus” refers to its ferocious looking fronds. A Southern African native, this indoor plant loves dry heat and...Learn more
Don't Miss It! Week of November 14th

Don't Miss It! Week of November 14th

November 13, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
Even as the season changes, there are still plenty of plants worth seeking out in the Gardens. Here are a few examples: • …And More Berries: You have to go see this one: Euonymus europaeus (from the Greek “good” + “name” + “european”—not that helpful in this case!) has the wildest color scheme I’ve...Learn more
Natural Dye Making in Berry Bonanza: Seedlings Classes

Natural Dye Making in Berry Bonanza: Seedlings Classes

November 13, 2009 | Josie Hart Genter
Ever wonder how to dye your clothing in a natural way? Kids love getting stains on their clothes anyway, right? Next Tuesday in our Seedlings weekly classes for kids 3-5, we will be making tie-dyed socks with berries. We will define what fruits are actually considered berries and which ones aren’t...Learn more
How to be a Garden Insider

How to be a Garden Insider

November 13, 2009 | Gardens Ambassador Volunteer
Ambassador Jan here! It feels so good to be back with you after a hiatus in October to clean up my own gardens and to get snowed in, LOL. I was at the Gardens last Saturday on an immaculate, crisp blue Colorado day. We had a lot of visitors on that day – so nice to see you! What I notice most about...Learn more

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