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

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Operation Pollination

February 25, 2021 Sonya Anderson

Would you like to help save pollinators? In this new monthly series, I will show you some of the pollinators in our region, the plants that nurture them and what you can do to support them. Why am I

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The Victorian Meaning of Flowers

February 23, 2021 Bridget Blomquist

The Victorian Era was a time rich in technological advances, steeped in following proper social graces and following many rules in which to act. Courtship was regimented, long and had many watchful

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A Botanical Librarian’s Story

February 18, 2021 Allaina Wallace

This Representation blog series began on Juneteenth last year. The contributions of Black, Indigenous and People of Color have been historically underrepresented, if shared at all, a fact that most

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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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It’s Hooting Season!

February 15, 2021 Featured Instructor

Great horned owls have been spotted at the Plains Conservation Center! As days begin to lengthen, Colorado’s earliest nesters start to court each other. Most birds wouldn't think of breeding just as

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11, 2021 Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.

Denver Botanic Gardens is more than just a place for peace, respite and beauty; it is a scientific institution. Between our Horticulture and Research & Conservation departments, we are home to more

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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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The Legendary Flower Sellers

January 29, 2021 Kathryn Downing

It won’t be January for long, and my thoughts are already on warmer weather and the arrival of spring! Typically, the arrival of spring is heralded by a number of traditions: the vernal equinox, the

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The Thrills of Finding and Growing Cacti

January 27, 2021 Brooke Palmer

It is on the brisk days of winter such as these that I long for the summer days I used to spend out in the field collecting data on Colorado rare plants. In my opinion, very few things beat the thrill

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The Importance of Herbarium Volunteers

January 25, 2021 Margo Yousse

Volunteers have always been integral to Denver Botanic Gardens’ success. In fact, our natural history collections are the result of hard work by devoted volunteers. Kathryn Kalmbach and several other

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