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The Outliers: 11 Difficult Vegetables to Grow on the Front Range

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Jennifers Garden

Do you ever feel like you have a brown thumb because you can’t get that one persnickety vegetable to grow? Well, the good news is you're probably not alone. There are several vegetables that are more difficult to grow than others, especially here on the Front Range. This can be because of numerous factors including soils, extreme temperatures and our short growing season.  

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Great Gardens Lecture Series: Islamic Gardens

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Islamic Garden

We live in such a dynamic and exciting world where everything seems to compete for our attention, gardening and horticulture are one of the activities that many people turn to for escape from the rat race.   Long known to be quiet reflective gardens, Islamic gardens have offered throughout the centuries places of refuge and quiet for their users.

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Roses for Every Garden

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Rose Morden Sunrise

Receiving a rose bouquet as a gift is very special. Could it be that roses represent so many emotions and are positively linked to specific occasions like birthdays, Valentine's Day, graduations and anniversaries? Or are they special because their blooms are fragrant, beautifully colored and have such a distinct presence when wonderfully displayed in a floral arrangement?

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Before Valentine’s Day, Stories on Stage enacts Love in the Gardens

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As we’ve gained more storytelling mediums in my lifetime (video games, music videos, webcomics and more), I certainly feel like the short story has taken a hit in prevalence and influence. So into the gap comes Denver-based Stories on Stage; they bring short stories from any era to life in compelling readings.

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Fearless Shrub Pruning

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Shrub

Late winter to early spring is the ideal time to prune deciduous shrubs before new growth begins.  Although it’s easy to neglect these garden workhorses, view pruning as important to growing a healthy shrub that will set off the rest of your garden efforts.

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One of the greatest botanic gardens in the world

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Wurzburg

Vignette at Würzburg Among the top rank of botanic gardens are gardens whose name ends with "burgh" or suchlike: Edinburgh, Gothenburg, Nymphenberg. The botanic garden at the University of Würzburg is the epitome of all I love and admire in the profession I've been so lucky to pursue. My visit there was half agony, but mostly ecstasy...Why do you ask?

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Ikebana

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The word “Ikebana” is derived from two words: “ike” which means to live or make alive and “bana(=hana)” which means flowers or plants.   “Ikebana” literally means “to make (cut) flowers alive.”  While love toward floral beauty has long inspired people in the East and West to decorate their indoor surroundings with cut flowers, leaves and branches, it is a unique characteristic of “Ikebana” to arrange these in a way that expresses the life of the plant materials.  Ikebana reflects

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Tibetan Singing Bowls Concerts

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Tibetan singing bowls

Wondering what a Tibetan Singing Bowls "Sound Healing Concert" is all about?  It is an opportunity to lay down (if you wish) and receive some seriously good vibrations....literally!!!   Sound healers Jason and Chris Anne Coviello will begin the concert with Jason playing his Hang Drum which is a very rare steel drum that is made by only two people in the world.  Some say it sounds like a stringed instrument.  Jason's Hang Drum is tuned to the note that vibrationally corresponds to the heart chakra and when he plays the drum, he takes you on a heart-opening journey.

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