Juniperus scopulorum (Rocky Mountain juniper)

February Walking Tour - Evergreens

February 1, 2019 | Mike Bone
For most, the word “evergreen” evokes the thought of a pine, spruce or fir tree. These are the trees that give year-round structure to our gardens and provide points to hold our attention and direct our focus. They are the forests that we cut for timber, paper and fuel. Without the dominance of the...Learn more
Character pines

December in the Japanese Garden

December 7, 2016 | Ebi Kondo
The name of the Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens, 松風園 Sho-Fu-En, means ‘The garden of pine and wind’ and was inspired by the Rocky Mountain wilderness. During our growing season, we often think of evergreens as a background to colorful flowers and leaves. Winter precedes the vivid colors...Learn more