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R & O Of Denver
3921 West Colfax Avenue
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Feb 28, 2019
Make plans now to garden with habitat in mind - Englewood Herald
Resources for information are plentiful: public gardens (Hudson Gardens, Chatfield Farms, Denver Botanic Gardens) … public parks, nurseries, county extension services, garden clubs and more, depending on how one wishes to access information.
Of course, NO pesticide is a cardinal rule here, which may result in some chewed-on leaves and blossoms, but hungry birds will consume those insects if a garden invites them to hang around.
An added attraction is the host of migrating birds that pass by in summer and fall. I really believe they remember a spot that was welcoming. Keep binoculars and bird book handy near a window and teach kids to enjoy "let's look it up."
Start with a bit of research and perhaps a particular corner of your yard. How much sun is there? Is the soil reasonably workable? Perhaps soil should be tested if the property is new to you.
Check a local nursery, where employees know what is what - and where a proposed purchase will grow happily - and choose a few shrubs that will provide berries (Western sandcherry, elderberry, one of several currants, wild rose) - see lists on the CSU Extension site and that of the Native Plant Society.
If the property is new, a careful consideration of trees is in order and soil amendment will no doubt be necessary. If there are none, start one or two trees if possible-they are slow to mature.
The City of Littleton holds an annual sale. See website to order.) Of course, if there are already a bunch of trees, get acquainted with them and any particular needs they might have.
A selection of native perennials will mix well with some colorful annuals to attract pollinators and brighten a gardener's flower bed - or pots. Garden club members and other neighbors usually are happy to share plants once established and may want to suggest favorites that do well in your immediate vicinity.
Beware of what are considered "aggressive" plants - those that want to take over a garden (think mint - put a barrier around it!)
Learn when a particular variety blooms, color and size and plan placement. There's lots of help out there online and in print, as well as at your local nursery.
Pay particular attention to predicted future size and shape of trees and shrubs. We've all seen huge evergreens smashed up against a house! A native shrub that provides handsome leaves, nice flowers and, later, berries will be a good investment as you water, fertilize and talk to it.
Consider the native Oregon grape/holly with its evergreen leaves, yellow blooms and berries, for example, or chokecherry and know that birds will plant more of them where they wish, once the food source is established. (You may disagree on avian placement.)
If establishment of a Certified Wildlife Habitat appeals, see information on the NWF website. Application forms are available and there is a $20 registration fee. Which also provides a subscription to the nice NWF magazine.
For an additional $30, one can obtain an aluminum sign for your yard (or there's a pricier wall plaque - but I'd prefer to invest in plants.)
Low-water plants are the way to go, versus those that require daily watering.
Some communities regulate landscape appearance, so be familiar with rules in your neighborhood, if any.
... Sep 10, 2018
Rocky Mountain field guide is blessing for flower lovers
Denver Botanic Gardens botanists have worked for more than three years to produce a really comprehensive guide to the many spectacular flowers that bloom in the Rocky Mountains each year. They range from 50 kinds of blue penstemon to rare and retiring orchids - totaling 1,200 species from eight states and Canada.
Each is identified by a photograph and location map, a description, popular name, where found and when, and if native. Some are noted as highly toxic or used as native medicine - or in the case of Aquilegia coerulea, Colorado blue columbine, it's the state flower of Colorado. Four varieties are identified, and the reader learns that "all columbines hybridize freely."
After months of listing, photographing, sorting and organizing, the Botanic Gardens has issued a sturdy, handsome, flexible book to carry in your backpack to identify as you go - or used another way, it might suggest where and when you'd want to go to hunt for a particular species ...
The inside covers and endpape... Jul 26, 2018
Put a Flower on It: The Art of Crafting Cocktails With Edible Flowers
Try Making Tinctures
Lauren Kowalski, who works in product development at Mile High Spirits in Denver, relies on botanical tinctures for her bar's spring and summer flavors. There, she maintains a flavor library of over 50 single botanical infusions. "My bartenders and I use these to help inspire or decide what flavors we want to incorporate into a new drink," she explained.
Single botanical tinctures give bartenders a wealth of control over the strength and character of flavor, Kowalski said. A few drops of rose tincture can add just a whisper of florals to a Gimlet, or a few more can really pack a punch.
"Having tinctures available is nice because they’re so easy and cheap to make, and take up such little space," she explained. "It's an efficient way for me to introduce more seasonal flavors."
Have Fun Fermenting Them
Viljoen likes fermenting flowers, which allows wild yeast to transform and preserve scents for a funkier flavor. "I often start with what I call a cold extract syrup or cordial - something intense enough to require diluting, when serving," she explained. "And without heat, I find perfume is preserved better."
Fermenting florals doesn't require quite the same scientific approach as, say, making beer or wine. "I tend to ferment by the seat of my pants, topping flowers with sugar and tap water, waiting for an active fizzing, and then winging it for a few days, stirring daily," Viljoen explained. "When it tastes and smells fantastic, I will either strain and bottle (keeping it in the fridge), or strain and then go onto a vinegar-making stage."
Vinegars or shrubs can add a pungent dimension to cocktails or taste great on their own with a little soda water. "Vinegars are tremendously versatile and often add life to low- or no-alcohol cocktails, and I cook with them a lot," she explained.
Stir Your Garden Into a Simple Syrup
If you'd rather skip fermentation, make a simple syrup with your favorite blooms. Elderberry, rose, lavender, and chamomile are all common syrup flavors. You'll want a large handful or two of blooms for every cup of water. Just cover your blooms with one part water and one part sugar. Let sit overnight, then strain into a bottle. Store it in the refrigerator to prevent mold.
You can also steep your floral syrups like tea before bottling, if you just can't wait, but remember, heat can impact perfume.
Or Just Buy a Bottle
Amy Stewart, author of “The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks,” finds it easier just to head to the store. Because alcohol draws out whatever flavors it can get - both good or bad - she likes to leave infusing up to the experts. "Given the relative affordability of wonderful, high-end liqueurs, I’d rather leave it to the professionals and buy a bottle," she said.
A wealth of floral-forward liqueurs have been on the market for awhile - here's looking at you, St.-Germain - but relatively few base spirits make use of the blooms. At Lockhouse Distillery in Buffalo, N.Y., sakura gin uses local cherry blossoms for a uniquely floral Plymouth-style gin.
"As far as gins go, it's... Jul 6, 2018
Nothing but flowers? Debate rages as Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge prepares to open
The plant was plagued with problems, including fires that released radioactive plumes of smoke over the Denver metro area. After years of protests and activism - and an FBI raid - production at the plant ceased in 1992. It was later deemed a Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency and cleaned up for longer than a decade at a cost of more than $7 billion.
Congress established the area as a national wildlife refuge in 2007. It surrounds the area where the factory - it is now called the more innocuous-sounding Central Control Unit - once stood. The U.S. Department of Energy manages the site, but the surrounding area falls under the Fish and Wildlife Service's purview.
Nothing remains in the Central Control Unit to suggest it was ever a nuclear weapons facility, at least nothing visible from outside the unimpressive three-strand barbed wire fence that surrounds the area.
A marker commemorates the end of the cleanup and the people who worked at the plant, and accompanies a posted list of use restrictions (no permanent structures) and a sign that tells people to stay out. An 877 phone number is proffered for anyone with questions.
"They actually answer it," Lucas said. "We called it and a woman picked up and said, 'Departm... Jul 6, 2018
Be Patient, Flower Girl
Be patient, flower girl.Landscapes painted with flowersTake time to grow.
Katelin Gaeth works in the education department at the Denver Botanic Gardens. She's also a graduate student of biology with the Denver Zoo and Miami University, where one of her goals is to connect local communities with native plants in new and intriguing ways.
May 24, 2018
This local botanical garden was just voted one of the best in North America
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Brookgreen Gardens "Night's of a Thousand Candles" started Thursday, Dec.1, 2016. Patrons walked the paths of the sculpture gardens amid over 5,500 hand-lit candles and lighting decorations. The event also includes live music acts, and food available from local restaurants. -
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