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Panayoti Kelaidis
Works at Denver Botanic Gardens
Attended University of Colorado at Boulder
Lives in Denver, Colorado
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Zimbabwe artist Ellard Alfred spent last Autumn in Western Colorado forging fantastic art from scrap iron: click on this link to see some of his work--a few of which are still available to purchase! We had a lovely visit in Denver, and I created this website for him: great smile don't you think?
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Three quarters of the way around the Great South Drakensberg range. A bittersweet day.
Cyperus obtusiflorus v. flavissimus This may be my all time favorite sedge: quite common all over the foothills of the Drakensberg (the "Little Berg" it was one of the highlights of a thwarted attempt to get up Sani Pass (sig...
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Video of ice plants in the wild--from a few weeks ago.

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Wonderful pictures of a Southern Great Plains prairie garden in winter. I love this blog!
Since last weekend was nice and warm, I decided it was time to give the garden a shave and haircut. This annual ritual of trimming back all of last year's plant growth usually begins sometime in mid-February to early March...
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A spectacular private garden in South Africa: and you thought YOU were busy!
 In the prairie between Johannesburg and Heidelberg (Gauteng, South Africa--not the one in Germany or West Cape for that matter) there is a garden I was lucky enough to visit a few weeks ago. The large sign on the road gave n...
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Senior Curator
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  • Denver Botanic Gardens
    Senior Curator, present
  • Colorado State University
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Denver, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado - Ithaca, New York - Middlebury, Vermont - Chania, Crete, Greece - Palo Alto, California
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Born in Oak Creek. Reared in Boulder. 32 years a Denverite. In my imagination I wander the sokaks of Constantinople
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When I was a child I was in love with the Iliad and Odyssey and wanted to grow up to be an ancient Greek. Alas, my wish is coming true. Be careful what you wish for.
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I have trod the steppes and heights of five continents, and redacted them in my garden, so to speak.
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  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    1972
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I wonder what on earth happened to those two other reviewers who inflicted the one star: I (along with 17 others who accompanied me) was utterly charmed by the excellence of the lodgings: they're up to date, impeccably clean and very stylish. The country club like atmosphere of the main buildings (dining rooms, bar, living areas) was airy and very comfortable. The endless expanses of beautifully kept lawns and gardens in full bloom were breathtaking: and the views of the dramatic mountain ridge (you could practically reach out and touch it) were gorgeous. We arrived in pea soup fog, but the next day was crystalline: I wish we could have stayed a week! In fact, I'm planning on going back as soon as I can manage...from the USA, it's not too easy, alas.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
This unbelievably scenic setting has been lovingly re-built in recent years: most of the Roundavels are quite luxurious and very comfortable. The price is ridiculously reasonable at current exchange rates (for Americans at least). The setting is to die for, and the hosts helpful and friendly. The food is more than acceptable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone! Only caveat: the only road from Witsieshoek to Sentinel parking lot is only for four wheel drive vehicles: the walk is pleasant but a bit long if you want to make it to the chain ladder in a day and back (let alone Mount-aux-Sources. There is a toll for coming to Witsieshoek assessed a few miles away by local "authorities" and they charge you at the parking lot as well (both are not too expensive). It looks as though they are trying to "pave" the road to Sentinel (with bricks--incredible) so this may change in a few years time. This is one of the finest wildflower locations on planet earth.
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Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lots of exotic Mediterranean foods (best source for most ingredients for Greek Cooking like REAL Oregano or a wide variety of pasta noodles). The meats in the new deli are good quality, and the prices for veggies and fruit are on the low side. The always warm Ciabatta (how do they do that?) is addictive--don't get hooked. Pete, his sons and his staff are always warm and friendly. I drop by a couple times a week (although I confess it's right on my commute from work to home--very convenient!).
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago