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

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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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Snowdrop Alert!

February 3, 2021 Panayoti Kelaidis

With this halcyon* spring-like weather, it would be a shame not to let you know that the first of this year’s outdoor floral spectacles is quietly taking place under our noses, so to speak! Not many

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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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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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