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Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff. Learn about gardening, horticulture, research, conservation, special events, art, tours and much more. 

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Celebrate Earth Day with Us Sunday, April 21

April 15, 2024 Exhibits Department

Since its inception, Earth Day has been a day to celebrate our wonderful world and advocate for the environment that all life depends upon. The first Earth Day in 1970 saw more than 20 million people

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An All-Hands-On-Deck Attitude

January 18, 2024 Brian Vogt

The transition from one year to the next is often filled with celebrations and time for reflection. At the Gardens, we are all filled with gratitude and a keen determination to do everything we can to

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Winter Compost

December 27, 2023 Rutger Myers

Compost seems to be a hot topic these days. We all love the thick white steam cloud emitted from a healthy compost pile in the cool mornings of the fall, but what happens to a compost pile during the

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Creating Winter Containers

December 7, 2023 Cassie Doolittle

At Chatfield Farms, we have just finished our installation of winter containers. Whether they are glittery or natural, DIY winter containers don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to make. Here are a

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You Are What Your Food Eats

October 19, 2023 Royce Hale

You are what you eat. You've probably heard this saying and understand how the food you consume plays a pivotal role in shaping your overall health. But have you ever pondered what your food eats? It

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The Beauty of Decay

October 11, 2023 Horticulture Department

Have you ever thought of how beautiful decay can be? If not, an autumn garden is the perfect time and place to consider this perspective. Gardens may be less vibrant and loud than in their spring and

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All About Alliums!

September 28, 2023 Maddy Torraca-Jones

It’s time to celebrate plants in the allium family! This spicy plant family includes garlic, onions, chives, leeks and more. Edible alliums bring fragrance and depth to almost any savory dish and are

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Catch Autumn Color at Chatfield Farms

September 18, 2023 Grace Johnson

As the days grow shorter and temperatures fall, the prairie gardens at Chatfield Farms also go through a transformation. Plants are at their maximum height after fighting their way toward the sunlight

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The Benefits of Deep Mulching

August 23, 2023 Royce Hale

There are many ways to increase soil health in your garden. One of those is using deep mulch to cover beds. Often used in combination with other sustainable farming practices like crop rotation and

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