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Irrigating Vegetables

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Despite appearances, winter is a fine time to begin to address what is arguably the most important aspect of growing any plants in your space: how you move water around your ground. Remember, SOIL NEVER FREEZES. Water freezes, the water in your soil freezes, the water in your plants freezes, but soil itself never does. Those old-timers with their root cellars and sod homes knew that soil is an unparalleled insulator. And during our upcoming times of snow and melt, you can use that period to observe how water changes state by walking your field or yard or garden.

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Veteran Reintegration Program at Chatfield

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The growing season is in full swing at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. Participants of the Veteran Reintegration Program helped plant and harvest vegetables on the five acre Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) farm.  

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What in blazes?

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Liatris ligulistylis I was born in Colorado, and have spent most of my life here--and lots of time poking around the plains and mountains--to the extent that I've seen and can identify most of the showier native wildflowers, and a good many of the less showy ones as well. A few have escaped me.

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Pulling for Colorado this Saturday – Help us battle noxious weeds

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Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

The health and diversity of native plant populations impact our food, water and wellbeing. Healthy ecosystems provide the fundamental basis for all life on earth; this includes forming soil and cycling nutrients. Plants are the critical base of food chains in most ecosystems and native plants most efficiently support other native plant and animal species.

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Veteran Reintegration Program Farm Tour

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Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Spring is in the air and it’s a great time to visit Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield! Chatfield offers many great programs, including a new Veteran Reintegration Program. Are you a post 9/11 military service member? Do you know a veteran who has recently returned to civilian life?

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Ghosts, Bats and Chatfield Are Autumn's Heralds

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Ghost Tours at Denver Botanic Gardens

In many places, the changing of the leaves hearalds the beginning of autumn.  From my windows, I can see many colors, some quite brilliant in the sun. But most of the trees on my street are still green--not giving in to fall at all!  I am like them. Sure, its a bit nippy before sunrise, but I have not admitted that fall is really here. Autumn requires more sweaters than I have on now...

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2013 Summer Concert Series Summary

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Time to celebrate fall: grasses are glowing in the late afternoon light and the leaves are still changing colors all over the Gardens. Come visit Denver Botanic Gardens soon! Every garden has something visual to offer. Or take a walk at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and enjoy nature and our working farm. Summer is over, and so is the 2013 Summer Concert Series at York Street and Chatfield. Did you make it to most of the concerts or just one?

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