Eating Locally--The Year Begins in March!

Eating Locally--The Year Begins in March!

March 22, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
It's March, and my gardening year has begun! I've planted seeds for lettuces, spinach, and scallions, and put in my baby onions to get fat. Some people have luck with peas, but they've never worked for me, between our instant summer weather that is just too much for them, and the birds who love the...Learn more
Spring is here

Spring is here

March 20, 2009 | Doris Boardman
Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Gardens!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Gardens!

March 17, 2009 | Doris Boardman
Euphorbia polychroma 'Candy' - Cushion spurgeLearn more
Spring blooms here, there and everywhere

Spring blooms here, there and everywhere

March 3, 2009 | Cindy Newlander
World-Building with James Gurney

World-Building with James Gurney

February 27, 2009 | Matt Cole
People love to use their imagination to create new worlds. It doesn't matter if its a child creating a fairy garden or a grown-up gardener contemplating a new design for the spring: world-building is a favorite activity of almost everyone. And the right blend of imagination and realistic techniques...Learn more
Nepenthes spp . . . Tropical Pitcher Plants

Nepenthes spp . . . Tropical Pitcher Plants

February 18, 2009 | Joe Tomocik
There are seventy species of tropical pitcher plants, first described in Madagascar in the 17th century. Insects and animal life are captured and digested when falling into sweet smelling nectar at the base of the modified leaf extensions…pitchers. Fantasy-stories speak of man-eating pitcher plants...Learn more
Plant Evolution Garden at the Colorado Garden & Home Show

Plant Evolution Garden at the Colorado Garden & Home Show

February 8, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
February 12th marks the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. This year also marks the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s renowned work, “The Origin of Species.” Commemorating Darwin and the Gardens upcoming signature exhibition ( Jurassic Gardens: Evolution & Extinction) , Denver Botanic Gardens is...Learn more
Eating Locally: the View from February

Eating Locally: the View from February

February 3, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
Dinner last night was homemade pizza, featuring homegrown basil pesto, tomatoes from my garden, and red peppers, picked from the garden and roasted till the skins fell off. Dessert was a cobbler of farmer's market Colorado peaches, and blackberries from my incredibly prolific vines. No, you're not...Learn more
January Interns Find a Warm Welcome

January Interns Find a Warm Welcome

January 27, 2009 | Ellen Hertzman
The Gardens welcomed two interns from Oberlin College during the month of January. The young women, who between them are majoring in Plant Biology, History, Creative Writing, and Environmental Studies, lent their energy to numerous projects. They spent time measuring champion trees, finding and...Learn more
A surprising 65 degrees today, in January!

A surprising 65 degrees today, in January!

January 22, 2009 | Doris Boardman
It was a record-breaking 71 degrees and sunny yesterday, too. Just enough warm weather lately to coax out some early bloomers. The hellebores (Helleborus spp.) and witch hazel (Hamamelis species) are already starting to bloom in the garden just south and southeast of the Waring House at 909 York...Learn more
Research at the Gardens?

Research at the Gardens?

January 5, 2009 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
What is it? Who does it? Why? Obviously we study new species to add to your gardens. We have trial gardens, develop germination protocols, even breed new species. We also head out into Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region to study plants where they grow ( in-situ ) and sometimes collect seed to...Learn more
Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

December 27, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
John Temple’s column in the Rocky Mountain News today, ‘Simple moments, rich rewards’ was very inspiring. Not just because I work at Denver Botanic Gardens, but also because the article hits it in the nail regarding the little things in life that really matter. Every morning I look out my kitchen...Learn more

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