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

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The return of Lil' Stinker

June 17, 2022 Nick Snakenberg

The first corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) to bloom in cultivation was grown at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and blossomed in 1889. Even though more than 130 years have passed, it wasn’t

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May Walking Tour – Cool Season Vegetables

May 3, 2022 Ebi Kondo

Mid-April is the time we start planting spring vegetables in Le Potager. All the vegetables have been propagated from seeds during the cold winter days in our greenhouse by our talented propagation

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April Walking Tour – Architectural Plants

April 4, 2022 Annie Barrow

Architectural plants provide a visual structure and framework as well as a year-round presence in the garden. Plants don’t have to be woody to lend structure to the garden; perennials, grasses

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March Walking Tour – Woodland Mosaic

March 1, 2022 Mario Bertelmann

Believe it or not, March is here, and spring is upon us. And come spring, the most exciting place in Colorado to be is Denver Botanic Gardens! As the days grow longer again and the weather warms

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Storing Tender Summer Bulbs 

October 5, 2021 Jennifer Miller

Summer bulbs excite me the way that plastic eggs from a giant rabbit vending machine did when I was a child. I get a thrill from anticipating what’s inside— no matter how many times I’ve seen it

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Incorporating Penstemon Into Your Landscape

August 12, 2021 Jen Toews

“You can never have too many penstemons in your yard!” my coworker recently exclaimed. I would agree. Species of this genus display showy spikes of brightly colored, bilateral flowers high above basal

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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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The Iris Garden Is in Technicolor Bloom!

June 3, 2021 Tiffany Coleman

This iris collection at Chatfield Farms is in full, stunning bloom! More than 300 varieties in a myriad of colors and combinations are on display. Many rare historical varieties are featured that

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Paintbrush: Colorado’s Vampire Plants

April 26, 2021 Michael Guidi

The colorful displays of Paintbrush that enliven natural landscapes from our grassy steppe to the alpine tundra make them one of Colorado’s most recognizable wildflowers. The genus Castilleja, to

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March Walking Tour – What's in Bloom

March 1, 2021 Annie Barrow

You may be surprised to learn that many species of plants produce flowers in March, from bulbs to the lesser-known variety of perennials, shrubs and ornamental trees that offer fragrance and color in

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