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Flowering Now in Denver, Colorado
« on: February 28, 2007, 03:07:26 PM »
Today, as occasionally happens, a cold dull day was cheered by the arrival of an email from Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado, USA. There was a jocular pictorial attachment to his email but he soon got back to botanical business, so to speak......
 "On a more SERIOUS note, I counted over 20 things in bloom on a walk
around Denver Botanic Gardens today: a few of these are posted at

                        http://www.botanicgardens.org/ourgardensnew/whatsblooming.cfm

"They couldn't fit the various Corylus, Viburnum x bodnatense starting
up again, several different Hellebores, including oodles of H. niger,
the first drabas, another dozen kinds of crocus, Erica carnea cvs. and
of course Acer sacharrinum, which is blooming all over town and making
people miserable with hay fever. It's apparent we're due for another
cold snap!"  Panayoti .

I would encourage you all to visit the site regularly to see what's flowering now in Denver.

The main url forthe Denver Botanics is:

http://www.botanicgardens.org/ourgardensnew/yorkstreet.cfm

Enjoy!

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Re: Flowering Now in Denver, Colorado
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2007, 05:53:50 AM »
Thanks for the link, Maggi.
DBG is one of my favourite spots to visit, though I haven't been there for eight years! When I lived in the US I visited about 4 times which was quite a good effort as I was living in Louisiana at the time! Of course, my favourite area was the Rock Garden and Alpine beds.
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Re: Flowering Now in Denver, Colorado
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2007, 10:39:31 AM »
Speaking of DBG and Panayoti, he made a very enthusiastic contribution on a Mesembryanthemum e-mail list I'm on, about a month ago.
He spoke about a remarkable new hybrid swarm of Aloinopsis x Titanopsis x Nanathus made by Bill Adams, proprietor of Sunscapes Nursery, CO. These plants are hardy in Denver and normally flowers in late winter. I'm very interested in hardy mesembs, (there are more than Delosperma), and tried e-mail Panayoti for more info, but of course he is a busy man. The nursery has a webpage with some pictures
http://www.sunscapes.net/Pages/Catalog.htm
go down for Aloinopsis and look at pictures.
Martin Tversted is a frienly guy running Northern Nursery in Denmark. He is currently checking the hardiness for a lot of mesembs in a climate perhaps more Scottish than that in Colorado ;)
Check his website
http://www.northern-nursery.dk/

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Per-ke Lfdahl Bulb Enthusiast
Stockholm-Sweden

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Re: Flowering Now in Denver, Colorado
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2007, 11:32:22 AM »
"enthusiastic" is certainly what Panayoti is, Per-ke ! A man who loves life and plants and always bounces through his hectic existance with a smile  :)  We are very excited that he is coming to speak at the SRGC Discussion Weekend in October 2007. ;D ;D

I will enjoy browsing the links you have given.
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Re: Flowering Now in Denver, Colorado
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007, 10:27:34 AM »
Denver Botanic Gardens are justifiably famous and we were delighted to welcome Panayoti Kelaidis to the SRGC Discussion Weekend at the beginning of the month.
Panayoti is Curator of Plant Collections at the Denver Botanic Gardens and was the designer of its Rock Alpine Garden, one of the best collections of alpine plants in North America. An internationally known plantsman and recipient of many awards including the 2003 Award of Excellence from National Garden Clubs, Inc., Panayoti travels extensively to study and collect plants, lectures worldwide on rock garden plants, and is the author of numerous books and articles.
See the Denver Botanic Garden site here, which also slows regular pix of what's in flower etc
http://www.botanicgardens.org/pageinpage/home.cfm

I have today received this message from Panayoti and must share it with you:

 "A fabulous photographer named Steve Zavodny has
featured Denver Botanic Gardens on his website: he
posted a number of spectacular shots recently I would
love to have you see. Aren't I a lucky devil to have
worked here almost 28 years?"

http://www.stevez.biz/blogs/october07/october07.html

This link will take you to a wonderful selection of 34 photos taken around the Denver Botanic Gardens on 23rd Septembe this year by Steve Zavodny. Photos are of a very high calibre, as befits this stunning garden. Autumn is delightful in denver, it seems!
Do have a look at these pix... they are really lovely. Truly sumptuous images.
Thanks to Panayoti for passing along the link.
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Re: Flowering Now in Denver, Colorado
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007, 10:51:16 AM »
Please don't stop there.....go to the HOME page of Steve's wonderful site and follow the BOTANNICA link and, as you reach the final images of Maggi's link, please be tempted to look at the preceding month's BLOGS by pressing the link at the top left of the page. Some magnificent iris and tulip images on the previous two pages. What a photographer!  Other blogs go back in time and the images remain at a consistently high quality (though not, it must be added, horticulturally based).

Many thanks Panayoti and Maggi....and, of course, Mr Zavodny!!
Cliff Booker
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Re: Flowering Now in Denver, Colorado
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007, 10:52:38 AM »
Yes, Cliff, good advice!


I am about to merge this page with a previous Denver page, for the sake of neatness .
« Last Edit: October 17, 2007, 10:56:31 AM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Flowering Now in Denver, Colorado
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007, 07:57:14 PM »
Please don't stop there.....go to the HOME page of Steve's wonderful site and follow the BOTANNICA link and, as you reach the final images of Maggi's link, please be tempted to look at the preceding month's BLOGS by pressing the link at the top left of the page. Some magnificent iris and tulip images on the previous two pages. What a photographer!  Other blogs go back in time and the images remain at a consistently high quality (though not, it must be added, horticulturally based).

Many thanks Panayoti and Maggi....and, of course, Mr Zavodny!!

What a photographer-marvellous.
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