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For tipsy gardeners everywhere!

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For tipsy gardeners everywhere!

I have observed over the years that horticulturists around the world seem to share certain characteristics. Most gardeners I know love food and are often great cooks. And we do seem to have a fondness for certain...shall we say....hmmmmmmm.....spirits? My brother-in-law, Earl Sampson, gave me a copy of Amy Stewart's latest book for my birthday, which finally explains the phenomenon to me. Of course, practically everything we imbibe consists of...

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Cactus and Succulents Galore!

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Cactus and Succulents Galore!

I can't guarantee that you will find this Aloe at our spectacular annual Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society sale, but I can guarantee you that there will be thousands of different succulents arrayed magnificently for your perusal (and purchase!) at the  Gardens this weekend. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. I sometimes think that spring will not arrive if you don't come and visit this wonderful sale...and...

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Zoologist endorses plants!

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Zoologist endorses plants!

There are not many people living today who have made as enormous a contribution to the well being of Planet Earth as Jane Goodall: E.O. Wilson, perhaps. And we botanic gardeners must pay our respects to Peter Raven. Jane has not only focused the awareness of Science on the plight of the creature most closely related to Human Beings, she has worked tirelessly to make the natural environment a priority for everyone. And she has made her work look effortless and joyful.

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