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Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff.

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Adventures in BG-BASE

November 16, 2021 Horticulture Intern

This summer I had the opportunity to work in Denver Botanic Gardens’ database, (BG-Base) entering photos documenting the species in the Rock Alpine Garden. This project gave me a foundational

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Birdhouse Gourd, Lagenaria siceraria

November 1, 2021 Ebi Kondo

Since Japanese beetles came into to our garden life, it has been almost impossible to keep my grapevines presentable in Le Potager garden; the beetles skeletonize almost all the leaves over summer. It

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San Luis Acequias: Where Water Is Life

September 17, 2021 Anthony Meluso

In the San Luis Valley of Colorado and New Mexico, the word acequia has deep meanings. Simply put, it is an irrigation ditch. However, it is also a form of government and a way of life. Understanding

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Imagining Anthropocene Ecologies

August 16, 2021 Anthony Meluso

Every Friday morning this summer, I’ve had the pleasure of imagining future ecologies with several of the Gardens’ teen volunteers. Whether on purpose or by accident, people are involved in all the

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Cultural Body Adornment

May 21, 2021 Angela Naumov

Adorning the body with paints and dyes, both temporary and permanent, has been a wide practice around the globe and across centuries. The purpose for these decorations has ranged from culturally

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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child

April 9, 2021 Melissa Gula

Get ready: April 10-16 is the 50th anniversary of the Week of the Young Child! Sponsored by the National Association of the Education of Young Children, the Week of the Young Child celebrates young

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Creative Writing Through the Natural World

March 24, 2021 Featured Instructor

In this strained and tormenting year, a quiet, beautiful thing is happening in the forests of Colorado that were recently burned by wildfire. New shoots of trees are exploring the soil for the surface

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Furthering Diversity in Our Collections

March 19, 2021 Anna Kongs

When we look at our gardens, in our forests and at our landscapes, diversity is what creates the beauty and health of these ecosystems. When we at the Helen Fowler Library look at our collections, we

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The Victorian Meaning of Flowers

February 23, 2021 Bridget Blomquist

The Victorian Era was a time rich in technological advances, steeped in following proper social graces and following many rules in which to act. Courtship was regimented, long and had many watchful

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