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

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April Walking Tour – Architectural Plants

April 4, 2022 Annie Barrow

Architectural plants provide a visual structure and framework as well as a year-round presence in the garden. Plants don’t have to be woody to lend structure to the garden; perennials, grasses

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The Start of Something Big

March 30, 2022 Brian Vogt

The next several months will be the start of something big; actually, several big somethings. The first comes in April when the beloved O’Fallon Perennial Walk is planted anew. Under the guidance of

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A Case for Defining Regenerative Agriculture

March 22, 2022 Jason De Pecol

It’s no secret that organic food is trendy. But why? Consumers believe that organic is better for the environment and better for their health. In some cases, this is true, in others, not so much

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Tips for Planning Your Event or Wedding Outside

March 17, 2022 Bridget Molloy

Sitting among the blooms, hearing the hum of bees and songs of 240 species of birds—welcome to Chatfield Farms, nestled between the foothills and Chatfield Reservoir, a nature lover’s oasis just south

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Why DNA? Inside the Genetics Laboratory

March 11, 2022 Andrew Wilson

The opening of the Freyer – Newman Center in 2020 provided Denver Botanic Gardens with numerous new spaces such as classrooms, art galleries and library. Another new space is the genetics laboratory

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The Dried Flower Revival

March 7, 2022 Jennifer Miller

If dried flowers make you think of withered Miss Havisham and her decaying wedding dress, then it’s time to raise your expectations. Today’s dried flowers are nothing like the faded flowers worn by

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March Walking Tour – Woodland Mosaic

March 1, 2022 Mario Bertelmann

Believe it or not, March is here, and spring is upon us. And come spring, the most exciting place in Colorado to be is Denver Botanic Gardens! As the days grow longer again and the weather warms

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Make the most of your veggie garden!

February 24, 2022 Maddy Torraca-Jones

There may be snow on the ground, but the CSA team at Chatfield Farms is gearing up as spring gets closer and closer. As I seeded kale for transplanting in the greenhouse on Monday, I realized with

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