Trees MATTER!

February 26, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Juniperus excelsa Photo: taken mid-September, 2001 above treeline in the Pakistan Himalaya. Notice this rugged, treeline behemoth was cut for firewood. It is sadly emblematic of how we humans have taken an enormous toll on forests worldwide, not just in nature, but in our cities where tree...Learn more

Love is in the air

February 4, 2015 | Special Events
Whether you were engaged over the holidays or you are hoping for something special on Valentine’s Day, there is no doubt that this time of year, love is in the air. And now you need somewhere to get married! Denver Botanic Gardens is a top-rated, award-winning botanic garden located in the heart of...Learn more

Book Review: "Annihilation"

February 3, 2015 | Rory O'Connor-Walston
A biologist, an anthropologist, a psy chologist, and a surveyor walk into a forest.… This group of four women, known only by their occupational titles, is the twelfth expedition into remote Area X, a pristine, Edenic, yet unusual forest that rarely allows survivors. Annihilation , the first book in...Learn more
Fragrant Roses: picture of Abraham Darby rose

Fragrant Roses

January 28, 2015 | Featured Instructor
While it’s quite wonderful to receive a dozen long-stemmed red roses on Valentine’s Day, what better time to daydream about and plan your very own lusciously fragrant rose garden? You can then create your garden of long-lasting, disease-resistant roses in the colors and fragrances (fruits, flowers...Learn more

The Spiral Aloe perplex

January 27, 2015 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Aloe polyphylla at Semonkong Lodge Few plants better epitomize the quandaries of plant conservation than this iconic aloe, endemic to the heights of south-central Lesotho, South Africa. Once relatively abundant (Alan Beverly estimated at least 10,000 a half century ago), this magnificent national...Learn more

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

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