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Floriade 2012: An introduction

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Floriade 2012: An introduction

Floriade is the world horticultural expo that takes place in the Netherlands once every ten years. The Floriade 2012 exhibition is in Venlo, in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands, just west of the German border and about 180 km (112 miles) southeast of Amsterdam. The origin of Floriade dates back to 1818, when the first Dutch flower show was held. Since then the show has taken varying forms....

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Reviewed: "Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens"

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Reviewed: "Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens"

The following review comes to us from Maggie Lee, a New Mexico-based garden designer quite familiar with drought-tolerant plants. In their new book, "Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens," Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden offer a unique resource of 200 adaptive plants ranging from trees to cacti. Accompanying the introductory page to each section, the authors’ beautifully-photographed garden vignettes illustrate accomplished examples of textural tapestries and well-proportioned compositions; gardens rich in species and relationships. I...

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Home Harvest Garden

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Home Harvest Garden

Growing vegetables can be one of the most gratifying gardening experiences.  It is amazing to watch seeds, bulbs, and small plants grow to become a productive food harvest. For children, this can be the first exposure to horticulture and a very educational experience in nutrition, health and science. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to design a vegetable garden space for the Mordecai Children's Garden.  I have a degree in Landscape Architecture...

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Part Two: A Green Roof in the City

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Part Two: A Green Roof in the City

It is amazing to look back over the past year and see the amazing transformation that Mordecai Children's Garden Green Roof has gone through. Fall 2010: The garden began to establish, welcoming families to experience the alpine ecosystem.   Summer 2011:  The garden came to life with beautiful color.  In just over a year, 656 taxa, from 83 families have been planted.  This includes the the 10,000 bulbs added in 2010 and the...

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Holiday Spirit and Sustainability: The Shop at the Gardens

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Holiday Spirit and Sustainability: The Shop at the Gardens

With the opening of Blossoms of Light this week (Dec. 2-Jan. 1), we’re anticipating a bright and festive holiday season at the Shop at the Gardens. In addition to our eye-catching seasonal merchandise and displays, we’re proud to support the Gardens’ core values of transformation, relevance, diversity and sustainability with a year-round cache of distinctive items that all make wonderful gifts! Through Dec. 1, shop from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For your...

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The Green Team offers Garden Plastic Recycling on Free Day - July 19

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The Green Team offers Garden Plastic Recycling on Free Day - July 19

Your gardens are planted, the rain has your watering covered, but are the piles of plastic containers overflowing in your yard? You know that you want to recycle them, but how? The Green Team of Denver Botanic Gardens will be sponsoring a drop off-site for your garden plastics on July 19 at the cutout along York Street from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m on our July 19th Free Day.

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Celebrating the Earth Family Fun Night

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Celebrating the Earth Family Fun Night

Families are invited to join us on Earth Day, Friday April 22, to celebrate the many miracles of Mother Earth.  From 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Mordecai Children’s Garden, we’ll have many ways for you to explore, discover and celebrate nature.  You’ll learn how to make a difference with special activities such as seed planting, bird feeders and waste sorting.  Digger the Marmot will join us with interactive stories the whole...

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Green events are not just at Denver Botanic Gardens!

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Green events are not just at Denver Botanic Gardens!

Green events are popping up everywhere and not just in gardens.  Meeting and event  planners are digging deeper to have sustainable events. Here are a few tips to make your event greener: Choose edible centerpieces. Serve local foods. Text invitations to guests. Reuse name badges. Coordinate with food banks to donate left-overs. Have your event during the day -  use natural lighting.

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Be Green on St. Patrick's Day!

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Be Green on St. Patrick's Day!

Is donning a shamrock on St. Patrick's Day just not making you feel GREEN enough? Becoming a volunteer with Denver Botanic Garden's Green Team will do the trick!

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