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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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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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7 Ways to Prep for a Greener Garden

September 27, 2021 Mario Bertelmann

As the growing season begins winding down, it is time to look ahead to next year and how we can continue improving our gardens and landscapes while becoming more sustainable. Here are 7 easy ways to

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