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Horticulture in Winter: Seed Cleaning Techniques

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Horticulture in Winter:  Seed Cleaning Techniques

This time of year, our greenhouse staff, with help from volunteers and other members of the horticulture department, embarks on the task of cleaning the seed that was collected throughout the warmer seasons from the grounds and surrounding areas.  In 2011, we collected approximately 600 different species, so we definitely have a lot of work going into these colder months! Seed is collected either ‘dry’ or ‘wet’.  The ‘wet’ seed (think...

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How to make a simple hypertufa trough

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How to make a simple hypertufa trough

From time to time, the greenhouse team at Denver Botanic Gardens will build hypertufa troughs. These troughs are a great addition to a garden, especially for showcasing some of the rock garden plants, native wildflowers, and cacti that might otherwise be lost in a larger landscape. We sell our planted troughs at the Spring and Fall Plant Sales and occasionally throughout the season at the Shop at the Gardens. However, if...

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