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Rare Plant Monitors Wanted

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Have you ever wondered about all the exciting research that goes on at the Gardens? Now’s your chance to delve in and learn all the ins and outs of research while simultaneously helping Denver Botanic Gardens.

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Danish botanical art extravaganza

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<em>Iris sari </em>(Gottorfer Codex)

Knowing that Denver Botanic Gardens has a world-renowned Botanical Art & Illustration Program, when I noticed that the Danish State Art Museum (henceforward referred to as SMK) was situated across the street from the botanic garden in Copenhagen, of

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Successful Composting

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Compost (photo by normanack  - Flickr)

As most Colorado gardeners know, the first step to growing strong and healthy vegetables is to have good soil; and the first step to having healthy soil is to add organic matter by way of compost. While there are many sources for purchasing finished compost, creating your own compost is often a more rewarding alternative that will allow you to divert plant material from the waste stream (compostable materials comprise a staggering one-fifth of all waste in landfills in the United States) and will improve your overall soil quality.

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Rock Gardening in the Rockies

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Rock Gardening in the Rockies

Rock gardening and xeriscaping can offer solutions to the bland stereotypes associated with water savvy landscaping. And with Colorado’s natural drought cycles, we should all be considering ways to encourage water conservation. Rock gardens are more than the name implies. Instead of being a garden of solely stone, they are in fact a tool for bringing a vignette of nature’s beauty and diversity to the home garden.  Few garden styles...

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A tale of two gardens....

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A tale of two gardens....

Christmas roses still blooming in May in the Old Garden at Gothenburg The Botanic Garden (Botaniska Tradgarden) has such allure that we almost didn't visit what must have been the original botanic garden in the heart of the old city: that would have been a mistake! This graceful old garden is a masterpiece of horticulture: lavish beds on all sides... Seasonal planter with bulbs and pansies I suspect the giant containers...

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"The blue hepatica blooms now...."

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"The blue hepatica blooms now...."

Masses of Hepatica nobilis for acres--mostly bright lavender blue Of course, we were looking for the brightest blue one, and bright pink ones as well--the variation in flower color was refreshing. What a wonderful way to spend a spring day? This was all a short hike from the country home of Henrik Zetterlund, long time horticulturist at Gothenburg botanic garden. Iris winogradowii in Henrik's garden I doubt you could find two...

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