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Water garden curator Joe Tomocik plants waterlilies with the interns

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Water garden curator Joe Tomocik plants waterlilies with the interns

It is no secret in horticulture and gardening that plants need water and who knows this better than  Joe Tomocik, curator of water gardens, whose waterlilies hardly spend a day out of it. Once the threat of frost subsided, the empty water beds throughout the garden beg for some flair, and Joe knows just the trick. Calling upon the intern staff to help him out early one morning, he layed in...

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Interns pair up with research team to ensure the future of Penstemon harringtonii

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To a Colorado non-native, the the gypsum dust blowing through Eagle County could easily obscure the beautiful wildflowers growing amongst the mountainous anthills and dry lakebeds. Penstemon harringtonii is a rare,  showy purple and blue flower limited to the sagebrush steppe in Colorado and limited in number as well. A changing habitat and the ever-so-ambitious human dweller threaten this endemic species. This year, the horticulture interns joined up with the Gardens research team on...

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