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

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Birdhouse Gourd, Lagenaria siceraria

November 1, 2021 Ebi Kondo

Since Japanese beetles came into to our garden life, it has been almost impossible to keep my grapevines presentable in Le Potager garden; the beetles skeletonize almost all the leaves over summer. It

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A Fantastic Year for Floristic Adventures

October 25, 2021 Jennifer Ackerfield

People often think that when you’re a botanist, your favorite time of the year must be summer. Well, I do love summer, but fall is actually my favorite season. Why? Because I can finally relax! Summer

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Reading Forest History

October 22, 2021 Anthony Meluso

In the photo, Ling sniffs a ponderosa pine. The vanilla-like smell of this tree’s bark is not its only virtue. Ponderosas are also great storytellers. For our most recent EcoFlora hike with Outdoor

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Food Insecurity and Regenerative Agriculture

October 15, 2021 Jason De Pecol

In 2020, 38.3 million Americans lacked the resources necessary to acquire enough food to meet their needs. At the same time, upwards of 40 percent of all food produced – equivalent to nearly 160

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Folk Art Tradition at a Large Scale

October 11, 2021 Exhibits Department

This fall, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts four large-scale alebrijes (ah-leh-BREE-hehs) ‒ fantastical hybrid creatures from Mexican folklore, featuring the tail, wings, horns and claws from a variety of

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Ready for a Spook-tacular Fall?

October 7, 2021 Tiffany Coleman

Denver Botanic Gardens hosts tons of fall fun this season! Whether you want a colorful community festival, a Halloween-inspired family event or something spooky, we have it planned. Pumpkin Festival

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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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Get Engaged at Blossoms of Light

October 1, 2021 Special Events

Planning your engagement during the most wonderful time of the year? We can help! Start this unforgettable moment by walking down a beautiful pathway full of extravagant holiday lights while spending

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As Above, So Below? The Seedbank of an Urban Canal

September 28, 2021 Research & Conservation

If you are a Denverite and like to walk, you might be familiar with the High Line Canal that runs through the city. The 71 miles of this old irrigation canal make it one of the longest urban trails in

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