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

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Colorado’s Native Orchids

January 20, 2021 Nick Snakenberg

Mention the name “orchid” and most people imagine brightly colored exotic flowers growing in hot, humid rainforests of the tropics. Many Coloradans are surprised to learn that a number of these

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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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Drew and the Snapdragon of Folly

January 14, 2021 Drew Habig

I didn't expect to have a plant named after me at this point in my life. Not that I didn’t hope that it would happen, eventually. I’ve had maybe just one fantasy of running from fans like I’m in a

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Get Ready for Camp!

January 12, 2021 Tiffany Coleman

Does winter have your kiddo dreaming for warmer weather? Get them excited by planning for spring break and summer camps with the Gardens! The Gardens has kids-only camps that are full of garden

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Scientific Engagement in 2021

January 8, 2021 Brian Vogt

There is no doubt that 2020 will go down as one of the roughest, most turbulent years in our history. It is a relief then that we take stock at the end of December and warmly look forward to better

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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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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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A Look Into the Lab

December 29, 2020 Research & Conservation

The Freyer – Newman Center is the home of two new labs—a genetics and tissue culture lab and one facilitating ecological research, such as seed germination studies. For the Research and Conservation

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Aspens: Resilience and Community

December 23, 2020 Sarada Krishnan

No other tree epitomizes Colorado more than the quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides). As we drive into the Rocky Mountains, these slender trees are hard to miss with their heart-shaped leaves

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Plants of the Winter Solstice

December 21, 2020 Tiffany Coleman

The first day of winter is known as the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and the longest night. In some very far north countries, daylight lasts only a few hours. In ancient cultures, it

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