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

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Specimens as Source Information

April 21, 2021 Research & Conservation

In 1995 I published a book titled "Illustrated Keys to the Grasses of Colorado." This little book was well received and is still used today to identify Colorado grasses. Three years ago, I decided to

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Anxiously Awaiting Spring

April 14, 2021 Michelle DePrenger-Levin

Spring is the season where I switch from working in the office on a quest to discover patterns in our data that predict the behavior of rare plant populations to venturing out to the field to view

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Operation Pollination

February 25, 2021 Sonya Anderson

Would you like to help save pollinators? In this new monthly series, I will show you some of the pollinators in our region, the plants that nurture them and what you can do to support them. Why am I

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The Thrills of Finding and Growing Cacti

January 27, 2021 Brooke Palmer

It is on the brisk days of winter such as these that I long for the summer days I used to spend out in the field collecting data on Colorado rare plants. In my opinion, very few things beat the thrill

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The Importance of Herbarium Volunteers

January 25, 2021 Margo Yousse

Volunteers have always been integral to Denver Botanic Gardens’ success. In fact, our natural history collections are the result of hard work by devoted volunteers. Kathryn Kalmbach and several other

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Colorado’s Native Orchids

January 20, 2021 Nick Snakenberg

Mention the name “orchid” and most people imagine brightly colored exotic flowers growing in hot, humid rainforests of the tropics. Many Coloradans are surprised to learn that a number of these

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Learning to Code for Science

December 14, 2020 Rick Levy

A Gardens scientist conducts a field survey that will be aided by a new web application developed in-house. In mid-March of 2020, just as the nation was locking down in an attempt to curb the initial

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