Forcing Hyacinth Bulbs in Vases

January 26, 2015 | Ebi Kondo
Hyacinths are classic spring-blooming bulbs that have been popular for centuries, in large part because of their bright colors and fragrant flowers. The plant grows from large bulbs, typically planted in the garden in the fall. The upright cluster of flowers will come up in spring with beautiful...Learn more

Garden Myths and Secrets

January 21, 2015 | Featured Instructor
The use of passed down pearls of wisdom and urban garden myths to improve plants and landscapes is as common as homemade cold and flu recipes. Has someone in your garden circle suggested some fool-proof miracle cure, product or technique to fix what’s ailing your plant or make it grow better? We’ve...Learn more
Protea dracomontana

Protea fun in South Africa

January 19, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Dwarf Protea at Drakensberg Gardens Resort Eighteen of us who are on Denver Botanic Gardens' trip to the Drakensberg are about half way through our adventure, and today was a stellar day. We encountered numerous plants of dwarf, alpine Protea dracomontana on a LOOOOOONG hike around the hotel where...Learn more
Drakensberg at sunrise

Plant safari in South Africa

January 13, 2015 | Scott Dressel-Martin
As a professional photographer you dream about the day when someone calls you and asks if your passport is up to date. The answer, of course, should always be YES! As the contract photographer for Denver Botanic Gardens for nearly fifteen years, I’ve been lucky enough to get that call twice. In...Learn more

Beekeeping Basics

January 7, 2015 | Featured Instructor
In winter, there isn't much a beekeeper can do to help the bees other than watch your hive entrances, keep them clear of snow, inspect the bottom board for activity in the hive and be sure the hives are protected from the wind! If you have a window in a top bar hive, you can sometimes catch a...Learn more
New sculpture on display

Art and Nature--which is which?

January 5, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Colorado by Dale Chihuly It's hard to believe that this was a parking lot a year ago for staff, hidden behind giant conifers. Few visitors even knew the Waring House existed. Thanks to the recently installed Colorado by Dale Chihuly, this has become a destination and another focal point of interest...Learn more
dahlia

Playing with Flowers

January 2, 2015 | Featured Instructor
In the depths of winter I love to amuse myself with flower crafts. Winter weather allows you the time indoors to pull out the craft box and let that inner artist dance around. A snowy weekend afternoon is perfect for this - after the prerequisite smoked salmon benedict brunch and nap under the...Learn more
spices

Flavors of Morocco

December 10, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Moroccan cuisine is steeped in a deep and diverse culinary history dating back to medieval times. The food is vibrant, warming and welcoming. Morocco is most well-known for significant use of spices, herbs and aromatics. Traditional and modern culinary styles were influenced by the Berbers of North...Learn more
preserves

Healthy Cooking at Home: How to Stock Your Pantry

December 3, 2014 | Featured Instructor
Is it likely that you will be making a New Year’s resolution to start eating better and cooking at home more? If you find it challenging to come up with a constant array of new recipes, this class is perfect for you, whether cooking for yourself or your family. The best cooks don’t base their meals...Learn more
Delosperma from Alan Tower

Drifts of gold, not drifts of snow!

December 2, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Alan Tower DENVER Botanic Gardens implies we're a local institution, which is true. But what greater proof of the regional--nay!--national and international reach that we have than when nurserymen from 1,000 miles away maintain a close relationship with us and our collections. I photographed Alan a...Learn more
Red tailed hawk

Serendipity

November 5, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Juvenile red tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Serendipity is an operative principle of gardens. You accidentally find the perfect spot in your garden where a certain plant flourishes and then find out all your friends have failed with it! You visit Windsor Great Park at the golden hour of afternoon...Learn more
Crocus goulimyi

"Until they think warm days will never cease"

October 30, 2014 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Salvia greggii 'Wild Thing' Every autumn there are days that remind me of Keats' great Ode to Autumn , but I can never remember such a warm, interminable fall. The weathermen are predicting hard frost next week--so the next few days may be your last time this year to see Denver Botanic Gardens in...Learn more

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