February 16, 2019 8:30 4:30 Auraria Campus Tivolo Turnhalle Hall. There are things to be learned and great places to be. I will be attending the Colorado Native Plants conference next Saturday. This all day event features keynote speaker from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. One of my favorite references for pictures of natives and their […]
Who wouldn’t want to see a huge stinking bloom? The Denver Botanic gardens tweeted on August 6 they had another corpse flower ready to bloom. Thinking we had time we waited until the next day to see it… But the bloom had already passed. Little stinker seen below had already begun to fold up shop. […]
It was great to spend time with my dearest friend Brenda at the Chatfield Farm at Denver Botanic Gardens. Showing off over 800 lavender plants of many varieties, the lavender festival catered to all visitors with garden tours, food, and many vendors selling products made from the plant. In my garden, ‘Provence’ has done well, […]
My three little lavenders won’t be nearly so lovely as the 800 planted at the Botanic Gardens. They are having a Lavender Festival at Chatfield on July 16th from 10 am to 6 pm. I had intended to make soap with the lavender, until I read about soap making. Its not a simple pick lavender, […]
This year my friend Brenda and I visited three of the five private Denver area gardens that were open to the public for the day. Each visit was $5 per person collected to support Garden Conservancy projects that have helped preserve over 90 American gardens. Each garden was a site to behold, the work and […]
Ten years ago I had grand plans to boost my gardening knowledge. So off the to the Denver Botanic gardens I went, signing up for a number of classes to become a MASTER! But life got in the way and some classes went unused, and then the years rolled into another. Today my wonderful husband […]
Another blog post about Aspens in Colorado? Sure! Most every visitor to Colorado knows that the aspens in fall can be a spectacular natural sight to behold. Natives like me tend to forget that aspen viewing is a great adventure in our backyards. This year we through South Park and the Collegiate Peaks and were […]
Can’t figure out what to do with all those plastic pots from spring planting? Recycle them at the Denver Botanic Gardens during our FREE day on July 19! Put it on your calendar today.