Rosa 'Julia Child'

September Walking Tour - A Wonderful Time to Enjoy Roses

September 1, 2018 | Ebi Kondo
We often think about the rose as a focal point of gardens in spring and summer, however sometimes we forget that late summer and early fall are some of the best times to enjoy their great displays of flowers, even though they are not blooming as prolifically as they do in the spring. Under our...Learn more
Planning for the weather at your event

High Winds & Downpours & Heatwaves, Oh My!

August 31, 2018 | Special Events
While Colorado is known for its seemingly endless sunshine, cool nights, and dry, breezy air, those of us who live here know that the weather can vary greatly from morning to evening, or even hour to hour, on any day of the year. Since many of our clients book their weddings in our beautiful...Learn more
Conservation data collection

The Gardens Awarded Conservation Practitioner Accreditation

August 29, 2018 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Denver Botanic Gardens has long been a leader in biodiversity conservation. Our efforts have been recognized by Botanic Gardens Conservation International through the awarding of the newly launched Conservation Practitioner Accreditation. The accreditation program recognizes conservation-minded...Learn more
Large variety of contemporary, vintage & Native American jewelry

Keepsakes and Collectibles Wanted

August 24, 2018 | Johanna Kelly
Denver Botanic Gardens Guild is again collecting keepsakes to sell at Winter Gift Market this November. They are especially interested in silver, china, linens, jewelry or any other collectibles. You will have the satisfaction of knowing your keepsakes will bring pleasure to someone else and...Learn more
Annuals Garden and Pavilion

A Showcase of All-America Selections Winners

August 20, 2018 | Bridget Blomquist
Late last year the All-America Selections Garden was officially re-named the Annuals Garden and Pavilion, however it continues to feature winning All-America Selections (AAS) annuals. The ever-changing displays provide beautiful seasonal interest that showcase new annuals that Colorado gardeners...Learn more
Symptoms of fire blight below an uninfected branch on crabapple.   Image courtesy of William Jacobi, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org. 

Fire Blight: A Cantankerous Disease

August 20, 2018 | Emily Stine
Every now and then, I come across a pear or apple tree that has small branches that look like they have been blasted by a torch. Fire blight, as this disease is known, is rampant, and can cause a lot of damage to many loved flowering trees. Fire blight is a disease caused by Erwynia amylovora – a...Learn more
Horticulture interns at Loveland Pass

One of the best experiences of my life!

August 17, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
My name is Dan Auerbach and I’m from Philadelphia, PA. I have one year left at Temple University to earn my bachelor’s degree in horticulture. I was fortunate enough to receive the Propagation, Production and Seed Herbarium Maintenance Internship at Denver Botanic Gardens for the summer. I have...Learn more
Lililum lophophorum, Yunnan, Hongshan

Horticultural Trip to China, Part 2

August 15, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The Chinese side of the mighty Himalayas, especially in Yunnan province, is considered a global hot spot for the world’s flora. Yunnan comprises 152,124 square miles compared to Colorado’s 104,185 square miles. The flora of Yunnan is reputed to have more than 18,000 species of plants, while...Learn more
An example of a mushroom that is commonly found in turf spaces. Image courtesy of Norman D. Davis, Bugwood.org.

Mushrooms in the Turf – Fun Guys, or Not?

August 13, 2018 | Emily Stine
After a rain, it’s not uncommon for me to see small white-capped mushrooms popping up in the turf. Many people start worrying – does it mean the grass is unhealthy? Does it mean they’re doing something wrong? Well, in reality, they’re not really bad or good. Mushrooms feed on decaying plant matter...Learn more
Elecampane (Inula helenium)

Top 10 Medicinal Plants

August 10, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
Many medicinal plants are easy to grow in Colorado and have incredible healing properties. Horticulturist Blake Burger and horticulture intern Kenna Castleberry pick their top 10 to grow at home.Learn more
Androsace delavayi on Beimashan Pass

Horticultural Trip to China, Part 1

August 8, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
In 1999 I attended an international horticultural expo in Kunming, China—Denver’s Sister City. The contrast between the China I found then and the country I visited last month could not be more striking. During my recent trip I passed through four Chinese airports—all of which appeared to be brand...Learn more
High Line Canal

An Action Packed Summer of Research

August 6, 2018 | Melissa Islam
Supported by the next generation of scientists! The Research & Conservation Department is hopping this summer with one of their most intense field seasons ever. Researchers are documenting plant and fungal diversity across the state, collecting and contributing to the global genome biodiversity...Learn more

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