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

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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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Snowdrop Alert!

February 3, 2021 Panayoti Kelaidis

With this halcyon* spring-like weather, it would be a shame not to let you know that the first of this year’s outdoor floral spectacles is quietly taking place under our noses, so to speak! Not many

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February Walking Tour – Making One Last Stand

February 2, 2021 Dan Johnson

There’s something to be said for things that survived 2020, even in the world of plants. Wandering the Gardens in February and March, we still see the skeletal remains of the 2020 flower show, and it

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Getting Started With Orchids

January 18, 2021 Nick Snakenberg

Once considered a hobby for the elite, new propagation techniques and the mass production of orchids has made the joy of growing these amazing plants accessible to everyone. Not too long ago, the only

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A Virtual Orchid Showcase

January 16, 2021 Erin Bird

"The orchid is Mother Nature's masterpiece." – Robyn A lovely sentiment from an unexpected source – Robyn, a Swedish pop singer and DJ – but it demonstrates the universal appreciation of orchids. Due

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January Virtual Walking Tour – Tropicals

January 6, 2021 Nick Snakenberg

In a normal January, we usually offer a walking tour of some of the indoor tropical display areas. This year has been anything but normal. Since this tour must be virtual and walking around the

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July Walking Tour - Container Displays

July 2, 2020 Jennifer Miller

Now that it’s July and seedlings have had time to root in, container displays around the Gardens are taking off -- bulking up in size, spilling over edges and launching flower stalks. Come with me as

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