Enjoy "Digging Into the Gardens" blog, written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff. Learn about gardening, horticulture, research, conservation, special events, art, tours and much more. 

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All About Alliums!

September 28, 2023 Maddy Torraca-Jones

It’s time to celebrate plants in the allium family! This spicy plant family includes garlic, onions, chives, leeks and more. Edible alliums bring fragrance and depth to almost any savory dish and are

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Catch Autumn Color at Chatfield Farms

September 18, 2023 Grace Johnson

As the days grow shorter and temperatures fall, the prairie gardens at Chatfield Farms also go through a transformation. Plants are at their maximum height after fighting their way toward the sunlight

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Native Plant Treasure Hunt

September 15, 2023 Research & Conservation

Ahoy there, me hearties! Gather 'round as we set sail on a swashbucklin' adventure like no other at Denver Botanic Gardens. On the 19th of September, we be celebratin' Talk Like a Pirate Day in style

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Rock Alpine Curation and Mapping Internship

September 12, 2023 Horticulture Department

I am incredibly grateful to have been selected for the Rock Alpine Garden curation and mapping internship position at Denver Botanic Gardens. I looked forward to coming to work every day and getting

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Restoring Our Urban Spaces

September 7, 2023 Rebecca Hufft, Ph.D.

Last year we started working with the Colorado Golf Association at CommonGround Golf Course to help improve wildlife habitat on the course. After conducting a floristic inventory in 2022, we decided

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2022 Science: Year in Review

August 28, 2023 Research & Conservation

Our 2022 Science Year in Review is complete. This beautiful report showcases the breadth of our work last year. After a couple of years navigating a “post-pandemic” world, our team traveled to

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The Benefits of Deep Mulching

August 23, 2023 Royce Hale

There are many ways to increase soil health in your garden. One of those is using deep mulch to cover beds. Often used in combination with other sustainable farming practices like crop rotation and

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