Monthly Archives: December 2013

What you think about winter solstice is wrong

You are wrong if you think that immediately, the day after winter solstice (Dec. 21st) the sun starts to set later and rise earlier. The truth is in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the sunset started setting later each day beginning around December 12th, after bottoming out at 4:30 pm it is already getting later each day. Conversely, the sunrise doesn’t start rising earlier until around January 8th, after hitting the latest sunrise of the winter at 7:24 am. Don’t believe us? Visit any number of sunrise/​sunset calculators.

While it is true that Dec. 21st is the shortest day of the year, it is an average and marks our furthest away position from the sun.

Windowsill Herbs

Culinary herbs are easy to grow given the right environment. First, select a location that receives close to 6 hours of sunlight. A typical winter home temperature of 68 degrees is perfect for growing most herbs. (more…)

Give the Gift of Membership!

Is there a special person in your life that enjoys gardening, greenhouses and learning about plants? If so, give them the gift of membership this Holiday Season! There are various levels of opportunities but every membership to the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens includes:

Membership is a gift that lasts all year long!
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