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

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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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Winter Watering

December 6, 2021 Horticulture Department

If you are familiar with our climate in Denver, you know that we normally experience low precipitation, dry air and a fluctuating range of temperatures during our fall and winter months. As of Monday

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Sustainable Fall Garden Clean-up

November 5, 2021 Michael Guidi

Autumn is in the air! Fall marks a transition period in our gardens when most perennials, trees and shrubs enter dormancy for the winter, with flower shows giving way to textural and skeletal plant

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7 Ways to Prep for a Greener Garden

September 27, 2021 Mario Bertelmann

As the growing season begins winding down, it is time to look ahead to next year and how we can continue improving our gardens and landscapes while becoming more sustainable. Here are 7 easy ways to

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Seed Collecting for the Home Gardener

July 27, 2021 Brooke Palmer

The boom of colors and blooms that reign down at Denver Botanic Gardens this time of year is astounding. From the first gardens you see as you walk through the front gate – such as Roads Water-Smart

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Success with Succulents

June 10, 2021 Scott Preusser

Succulent plants have fascinated gardeners for many decades, and this trend shows no sign of slowing. There are many attributes that make them a great choice for Denver, and although delving into

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Winter Watering in Colorado

February 17, 2021 Mario Bertelmann

Why water your garden in the winter? Colorado winters can vary dramatically when it comes to snowfall and precipitation totals. In the Mile High City and its surrounding suburban communities, any snow

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Tropical Houseplant Care 101

November 23, 2020 Scott Preusser

At the Gardens we have a large collection of tropical plants that live in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory and in our plant collections greenhouses. Much of this collection could suitably

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Shade Gardening in Colorado

May 20, 2020 Mario Bertelmann
Shade is an essential resource for all life, providing refuge from the heat as the days grow longer. Denver Botanic Gardens has several shaded gardens where visitors can seek shelter from the intense

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