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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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A week in the life of a peripatetic gardener (Toronto sojourn...)
Iris cf. narbutii I took the picture of the iris the day before I left for Toronto. Gotta love those Junos--this one from Beaver Creek nursery many years ago. Prunus subhirtella The Japanese cherries around town bloomed most of last week--good thing because...
Iris cf. narbutii I took the picture of the iris the day before I left for Toronto. Gotta love those Junos--this one from Beaver Creek nursery many years ago. Prunus subhirtella The Japanese cherries around town bloomed most ...
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The resonant velvety harmony of plant collections
Weeping Scholar's tree ( Styphnolobium japonicum 'Pendulum') in City Park, Denver My mentor, Paul Maslin (an eminent Biologist at the University of Colorado at Boulder) was born in 1909 and grew up in central China. He eventually came to the U.S. for his co...
Weeping Scholar's tree (Styphnolobium japonicum 'Pendulum') in City Park, Denver My mentor, Paul Maslin (an eminent Biologist at the University of Colorado at Boulder) was born in 1909 and grew up in central China. He eventua...
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My sweet Wyomin' home...featuring the blue phlox of Wyoming
Phlox pulvinata This picture happens to be in my garden, but I have a whole suite of shots of this lovely phlox I photographed on top of Medicine Bow Pass in the incomparable Snowy Mountains of Wyoming. Hard to believe one can depart Denver, skim past the F...
Phlox pulvinata This picture happens to be in my garden, but I have a whole suite of shots of this lovely phlox I photographed on top of Medicine Bow Pass in the incomparable Snowy Mountains of Wyoming. Hard to believe one ca...
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Palmengarten in Frankfurt: A snapshot in early May, 2013
"Open daily at 9:00AM" in case you were wondering (Jan Fahs photograph) Few things are more clich é (think Henry James) than pointing out how sophisticated Europeans are compared to us American rubes--but surely, what American botanic garden would show a fr...
"Open daily at 9:00AM" in case you were wondering (Jan Fahs photograph) Few things are more cliché (think Henry James) than pointing out how sophisticated Europeans are compared to us American rubes--but surely, what Ameri...
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Sunscaper! (dare I write about a best friend?)
Bill Adams in his element!  I was recently quoted in an article about another friend in our local paper, and I have to confess I was chagrined to say the least (fortunately that friend and I are close enough that she forgave me for having accused her of kil...
Bill Adams in his element!  I was recently quoted in an article about another friend in our local paper, and I have to confess I was chagrined to say the least (fortunately that friend and I are close enough that she forgave ...
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Has Spring truly sprung? (an April Alphabetarium)
Bulbocodium vernum  We almost wondered if Spring would ever arrive: now suddenly magnolias are in bloom all over town, the early plums and apricots are out, and even all the pear trees. Crocuses and snowdrops are mostly over, and the early spring rabble is ...
Bulbocodium vernum  We almost wondered if Spring would ever arrive: now suddenly magnolias are in bloom all over town, the early plums and apricots are out, and even all the pear trees. Crocuses and snowdrops are mostly over,...
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The hardy Palm Trees of Colorado.
Washingtonia sideroclada ssp. argentea  Palm trees are generally thought of as Tropical plants, restricted to humid, warm winter regions. Obviously, most people are not aware that there are many iron-clad species, such as this small colony that once grew al...
Washingtonia sideroclada ssp. argentea  Palm trees are generally thought of as Tropical plants, restricted to humid, warm winter regions. Obviously, most people are not aware that there are many iron-clad species, such as thi...
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The other state cactus...
Pediocactus simpsonii 'Snowball' Recently, a bill in the Colorado Legislature was introduced and subsequently passed nominating Echinocereus triglochidiatus as Colorado's state cactus. Now, I have to say that no one is more fond of claret cups than I am: I ...
Pediocactus simpsonii 'Snowball' Recently, a bill in the Colorado Legislature was introduced and subsequently passed nominating Echinocereus triglochidiatus as Colorado's state cactus. Now, I have to say that no one is more f...
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Bug boudoirs: symbolic or practical?
Insectarium at Hamburg Botanic Garden  One of the many things that struck me on this past Spring's visit to Scandinavian and German botanic gardens was the ubiquity of these "bug hotels": designed to attract the widest spectrum of insects possible. Carpente...
Insectarium at Hamburg Botanic Garden  One of the many things that struck me on this past Spring's visit to Scandinavian and German botanic gardens was the ubiquity of these "bug hotels": designed to attract the widest spectr...
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Starved for color! a look back at 2013
 Angelonia and Gomphrena Tony Avent was not amused when he visited last summer: "Friends don't let friends buyAnnuals" he boasted on one of his catalog covers some time ago ( and his tee-shirt is still on sale ). Those who follow my blog assume that I grow...
 Angelonia and Gomphrena Tony Avent was not amused when he visited last summer: "Friends don't let friends buyAnnuals" he boasted on one of his catalog covers some time ago (and his tee-shirt is still on sale). Those who fol...
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Senior Curator
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  • Denver Botanic Gardens
    Senior Curator, present
  • Colorado State University
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Currently
Denver, Colorado
Previously
Boulder, Colorado - Ithaca, New York - Middlebury, Vermont - Chania, Crete, Greece
Story
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Born in Oak Creek. Reared in Boulder. 32 years a Denverite. In my imagination I wander Constantinople
Introduction
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.
Education
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    1972
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