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

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Plant Evolution in Our Backyards

January 11, 2022 Christina Alba

Plants are masterful problem-solvers because they must adjust to their environment in place. Unlike animals, they can’t simply move to a new location if they are hot, thirsty or under threat from

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A Fantastic Year for Floristic Adventures

October 25, 2021 Jennifer Ackerfield

People often think that when you’re a botanist, your favorite time of the year must be summer. Well, I do love summer, but fall is actually my favorite season. Why? Because I can finally relax! Summer

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Reading Forest History

October 22, 2021 Anthony Meluso

In the photo, Ling sniffs a ponderosa pine. The vanilla-like smell of this tree’s bark is not its only virtue. Ponderosas are also great storytellers. For our most recent EcoFlora hike with Outdoor

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As Above, So Below? The Seedbank of an Urban Canal

September 28, 2021 Research & Conservation

If you are a Denverite and like to walk, you might be familiar with the High Line Canal that runs through the city. The 71 miles of this old irrigation canal make it one of the longest urban trails in

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The Magical and Magnificent Mushrooms of 2021

September 20, 2021 Andrew Wilson

Sometimes nature throws you a bone. Too much of the information coming to us these days deals with the troubling reality of climate and struggling ecosystems. But then nature comes around and reminds

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Saving Tiny Plants Through Big Collaboration

August 26, 2021 Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.

As summer is starting to wind down and field season is largely wrapping up, work in the alpine continues. The alpine field season, being higher in elevation, is delayed compared to the flowering

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Field Season Frenzy 

August 20, 2021 Margo Yousse

Every summer and fall, when Colorado’s plants and mushrooms are in peak season, scientists at Denver Botanic Gardens rush outside to collect new specimens for the herbaria, as well as ecological data

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Build a Butterfly Garden in 5 Steps

June 24, 2021 Tiffany Coleman

It's National Pollinator Week, and what better way to show local pollinators some love than to create a special habitat just for them? Follow our five easy steps below to build your own butterfly

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450 Acres of Unexplored Botanical Treasures

June 14, 2021 Jennifer Ackerfield

Denver Botanic Gardens is excited to partner with the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation on a floristic study of the soon-to-be newest Denver mountain park – Axton Ranch – which was recently acquired by

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