‘William Mclane’ dazzles in Romantic Pool

August 11, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Rocky Mountain Legacy Collection (RMLC) tropical waterlily ‘William Mclane’ . . . The purple Nymphaea 'William McLane' (hybridizer: Florida Aquatic Nurseries) is one of eight unique outstanding waterlilies flourishing in the Romantic Pool. Bring your camera--you will want to remember this forever!Learn more
Sapphire spheroids attack garden

Sapphire spheroids attack garden

August 8, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Strange things end up on my desk...

Strange things end up on my desk...

August 8, 2008 | Rachel Murray
I guess it's not a plant that is easy to love, but I can't help but admire something that has adapted so incredibly over time to the point of losing a fundamental facet of its "plantiness": it's not even green!Learn more
A Year of Eating Locally???

A Year of Eating Locally???

July 29, 2008 | Ellen Hertzman
My garden has begun to provide my dinner nightly, and soon I will be going crazy trying to bottle, freeze, dry or eat everything it gives me. Eating locally is easy this time of year! If your own garden is not providing, then a dozen Farmer’s Markets are available with Colorado-grown vegetables,...Learn more

RMLC ‘Stan Skinger’, a very special waterlily

July 28, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
With a multitude of exquisite apricot-colored flowers, Nymphaea ‘Stan Skinger’ (hybridizer: Florida Aquatic Nurseries) is a super Rocky Mountain Legacy Collection (RMLC) tropical waterlily, displayed dramatically in the Romantic Gardens pool. The gorgeous, egg-shaped mottled leaves darken in Denver...Learn more

Exquisite lotus main attraction in Monet Pool

July 25, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Nelumbo ‘Perry’s Giant Sunburst’ with charming creamy-yellow flowers is the main attraction in the Monet Garden pool. It is near the north entrance to the Japanese Garden amongst a mix of classical hardy waterlilies. ‘Perry’s Giant Sunburst’ was hybridized by lotus king Perry D. Slocum.Learn more
Aloe Envy

Aloe Envy

July 24, 2008 | Matt Cole
I have aloe envy. I recently saw the diversity of plants that thrive in the Souther California climate. The aloes they have there are incredible. More than any other plant (and there are lot of plants), I wish I could walk among the aloes on a regular basis. Just look at them! The large one...Learn more

Noticing What's Around Us

July 21, 2008 | Lisa Eldred
The Gardens' summer exhibit, "Urban Nature," not only brings in references to the City through street murals and horticultural practices, it also challenges us to notice the little things around us. Humans, nature, and urban living collide regularly - it's up to us to take notice. Early this spring...Learn more

The Dog Days of Summer

July 18, 2008 | Sarah Spearman
Here is another guest blog post from our friend and colleague, Elizabeth Bublitz, at Paw-Friendly Landscapes. If you are enjoying her posts, don't forget to check out her Pet-Friendly Landscapes class this coming September, where you can get all your questions answered in a fun, practical evening...Learn more
Community Youth Add to Urban Nature Exhibit

Community Youth Add to Urban Nature Exhibit

July 15, 2008 | Lisa Eldred
Last month eight youth organizations created responses to the concept of "Urban Nature." Each group of kids painted 8x8' murals to present their view on how the city and the natural world meet. These brightly colored paintings are visible at a distance and can be found along the El Pomar waterway...Learn more
She knew exactly what I was looking for

She knew exactly what I was looking for

July 15, 2008 | Bonnie Weimer
Where are the good stories about plants? A good story would help me remember their name and give me something fun to share when I’m out in the Gardens giving a tour. Online searches were frustrating me, so I pulled my eyes away from the computer and stumbled into the Helen Fowler Library at Denver...Learn more

Pitcher Plant

July 10, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Plant diversity is wonderfully expressed by the many exciting pitcher plant cultivars (Sarracenia cvs.). S. ‘Judith Hindel’ grows up to 24 inches and, liking a touch of sun, is displayed nicely at the Gardens Information Desk and Fly Trap Feast. Bright and showy, this popular pitcher plant captures...Learn more