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

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Cover Cropping on the Farm

September 13, 2021 Katie Meyer

In our quest to incorporate more regenerative practices on the farm we have been using cover crops for several reasons. It may seem counterintuitive, but even when we need to rest and regenerate an

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A Garden for the Senses

September 9, 2021 Angie Andrade

Our senses allow us to understand the world around us. By sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing we can intimately experience our surroundings every day. When we enter a garden, our senses come alive

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Maiden Grass, Miscanthus sinensis

September 7, 2021 Ebi Kondo

Native to East Asia, maiden grass Miscanthus sinensis produces silvery tussles in late August, which gives us a hint that the end of summer is coming, soon to be followed by the arrival of fall

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Saving Tiny Plants Through Big Collaboration

August 26, 2021 Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.

As summer is starting to wind down and field season is largely wrapping up, work in the alpine continues. The alpine field season, being higher in elevation, is delayed compared to the flowering

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Four Reasons Fall Is for Members

August 24, 2021 Tiffany Coleman

Autumn is right around the corner, and before you sigh because that means summer is ending, I want to show all the reasons why fall at the Gardens is a very, very good thing. 5 Special Events (with

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Field Season Frenzy 

August 20, 2021 Margo Yousse

Every summer and fall, when Colorado’s plants and mushrooms are in peak season, scientists at Denver Botanic Gardens rush outside to collect new specimens for the herbaria, as well as ecological data

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Compost Breakdown

August 18, 2021 Kurt Myers

What is compost? Just about everyone knows that compost is a beneficial soil amendment, but all compost is not created equal. The highest quality compost is a product of your garden’s environment

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Imagining Anthropocene Ecologies

August 16, 2021 Anthony Meluso

Every Friday morning this summer, I’ve had the pleasure of imagining future ecologies with several of the Gardens’ teen volunteers. Whether on purpose or by accident, people are involved in all the

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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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Touring the Gardens

August 10, 2021 Exhibits Department

Do you want to take a deeper dive into our gardens or galleries? We offer guided tours indoors or out on a range of topics, from container gardens to seasonal blooms to art. Sign up online for these

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