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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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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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Creating a Climate-friendly Summer Garden

August 16, 2023 Horticulture Department

Summers in Colorado are typically filled with extremes: extreme heat and extreme drought. This has been the year of extreme moisture; an unusual but welcome addition to the tolerant Colorado garden

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Colorado Natives in the Home Landscape

June 15, 2023 Horticulture Department

As a gardener in the urban Front Range, each season brings new challenges, or the same challenges just in a different order. Rabbits, salt, cold and hot temperatures, drought, foot traffic – sometimes

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Taking Action Against Climate Change

March 13, 2023 Tiffany Coleman

Growing up in Vermont, I was immersed in a culture of environmentalism before I understood what that even meant. At age 5, I was part of a “kids against pollution” club where a group of friends and I

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Winter Planning for Your Vegetable Garden

March 6, 2023 Katie Meyer

There’s no better way to beat the winter blues than by dreaming of this season’s garden! Before choosing your plants consider garden size, location, soil and amount of daylight it receives. If your

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Looking Forward to Earth Day 2023

February 17, 2023 Annet Willigenburg

At Denver Botanic Gardens, we are already making plans for Earth Day on April 22. This is also an SCFD Free Day at the Gardens and we're going to have lots of things going on that day for you at both

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3 Tips to Get Your Garden Ready for Late Fall

October 28, 2022 Maddy Torraca-Jones

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) team has had a great growing season at Chatfield Farms. As the season winds down, our focus shifts from planting and harvesting vegetables and flowers to

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Earth Day 2022 at Denver Botanic Gardens

April 18, 2022 Mario Bertelmann

Earth Day is almost here. This is a great day to celebrate our planet and show our appreciation for all it provides us with by implementing more sustainable practices to our daily lives and routines

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Tips for a Greener Lifestyle  

February 3, 2022 Annet Willigenburg

At the Gardens, we constantly try to increase our sustainability efforts. The full scope of sustainable living is immense and making the right decisions can sometimes get overwhelming. Think of

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