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

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Paintbrush: Colorado’s Vampire Plants

April 26, 2021 Michael Guidi

The colorful displays of Paintbrush that enliven natural landscapes from our grassy steppe to the alpine tundra make them one of Colorado’s most recognizable wildflowers. The genus Castilleja, to

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Specimens as Source Information

April 21, 2021 Research & Conservation

In 1995 I published a book titled "Illustrated Keys to the Grasses of Colorado." This little book was well received and is still used today to identify Colorado grasses. Three years ago, I decided to

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Shop Spring Plant Sale - Online!

April 16, 2021 Special Events

Spring Plant Sale goes online again for 2021 to offer a broad selection of plants for gardeners of every skill level. We know shopping online for plants is very different from shopping in person, but

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Anxiously Awaiting Spring

April 14, 2021 Michelle DePrenger-Levin

Spring is the season where I switch from working in the office on a quest to discover patterns in our data that predict the behavior of rare plant populations to venturing out to the field to view

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Dry Shade Solutions

April 12, 2021 Annie Barrow

For many gardeners, dry shade is a difficult area to cultivate. The real trouble with dry shade is that few gardeners are aware of the many groundcovers, perennials and shrubs that excel in these

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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child

April 9, 2021 Melissa Gula

Get ready: April 10-16 is the 50th anniversary of the Week of the Young Child! Sponsored by the National Association of the Education of Young Children, the Week of the Young Child celebrates young

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Take the Workday Outside With a Company Picnic

April 5, 2021 Special Events

Whether your team is working from home or back in the office, now is the perfect time to plan a day together outside at the Gardens. Enjoy all the sights and sounds of spring, from the vibrant blooms

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April Walking Tour – Shady Lane

April 2, 2021 Mario Bertelmann

It is a beautiful spring morning and you have just arrived at Denver Botanic Gardens for a relaxing stroll. The birds are singing, and the spring bulbs are blooming. The trees and shrubs are budding

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The Intersection of Art & Science

March 31, 2021 Brian Vogt

The depth of art programming at the Gardens received a dramatic and obvious boost when galleries in the Freyer – Newman Center opened. At last, we have perfect spaces to display works, with climate

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