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Help Protect Your Urban Canopy

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The Emerald Ash Borer has been in the news a lot recently, but it is only one of a swarm of exotic threats that menace the natural environment of the United States. Denver Botanic Gardens is a partner in the Sentinel Plant Network, a joint effort of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) and the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) that is funded by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.  

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The Joy of Shopping for Plants

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By Colleen Smith, Guest BloggerColleen Smith writes and gardens in Denver. She’s the author of Glass Halo and Laid-Back Skier.

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Plant Sale Preview Party tickets still available!

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Plant Sale Preview Party May 8

The Plant Sale Preview Party is Thursday, May 8 from 4 - 8 p. m. In addition to shopping early for the best selection of plants for your garden, Preview Party guests will enjoy a fabulous array of appetizers, wine and beer. Admission is $45 per person (Note: This event has sold out for the last several years. Reserve your spot now--there are still a few tickets left!). Purchase TIckets

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Bungalow Gardens

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Bungalow gardens, cottage garden

The Arts and Crafts movement brought about the clean lines and unfussy patterns of the bungalow style house.  Bungalows were first built in England and then migrated to America in the early 1900's along with a changing garden style.  With the bungalow came the cottage style garden and some specific hardscape to enhance the lines of the house.  The formal gardens and ornate excesses of the Victorian era were now passe. 

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Fresh and Healthy Salads

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Fresh and Healthy Salads

Let’s face it – you know you’re supposed to eat more salad, mainly because it’s super-healthy, mostly raw and (usually) packed with vegetables, but you’re bored. You’re disenchanted. You’re ready to break up with salad. It just isn’t thrilling you the way it used to. The spark is gone. 

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Yoga at the Gardens

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Yoga

Another growing season begins. Green sprouts begin their ascent towards the sun. Seeds are sown. Earth is tilled and moved. The spring season is symbolic of renewal, growth and vitality. The plant life awakens around Denver Botanic Gardens, and an urban oasis is formed. For decades, the Denver Botanic Gardens has provided us with a wonderful sanctuary of color and life. It has become a place to reflect and a place to reconnect. 

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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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