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

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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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Reboot, Refresh and De-stress in the New Year

December 31, 2020 Tiffany Coleman

The end of the year is a traditional time to plan ahead with resolutions, intentions or goal-setting. The Gardens offers a variety of classes and programs in an online format that can start your 2021

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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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Start a Backyard Compost Bin

April 24, 2020 Mario Bertelmann
April is Earth Month and a great time to start a compost bin in your own backyard! It is an easy and rewarding way of becoming more sustainable and reducing your carbon footprint. Not only will you
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Green-Proof Your Home

April 23, 2020 Lori Rowe
Although the coronavirus is on the forefront of everyone’s mind, now is not the time to forget about climate change--especially since we're seeing improvements with our carbon footprint due to the
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Spring Into Your Vegetable Garden

March 27, 2020 Brien Darby
If you’ve recently found yourself in possession of a lot of free time and the need to stay close to home, this is the perfect opportunity to start your vegetable garden off on the right foot. Here is

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