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

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Visit Mount Goliath

June 27, 2018 Karina Nabors
Have you heard of the old man of the mountain? Well, if you go up to Mount Goliath, you will encounter an alpine plant with that name (Hymenoxys grandiflora, Old-Man-of-the-Mountain) that might remind

Fascinating Fasciation: A Plant Mutation

June 22, 2018 Emily Stine
While on one of my scouting tours through the Gardens, Mike Bone, curator of steppe collections and one of the horticulturists that manages the Steppe Garden, informed me that the red hot poker plant

Eighties Pop in the Annuals Garden and Pavilion

June 15, 2018 Bridget Blomquist
I was born in the mid-1970s and have such fond memories of growing up in the 1980s. For me, the 80s proved a dynamic and exciting time to be a kid where music and pop culture were just a flick of the

Plant Health Highlights Introduction

June 11, 2018 Emily Stine
I'm the Doctor of Plant Health Horticulture Intern at Denver Botanic Gardens this summer. My internship is focused on plant health, with diagnostic projects ranging across topics including nutritional

Namaste, Amigos

June 8, 2018 Anonymous
La semana pasada conocí a una señora en el estudio local de yoga al que voy. Se estaba inscribiendo en una capacitación para ser instructora de yoga. No quiere dar clases en un estudio, si no en casa

Steppe Garden Awakening

May 24, 2018 Mike Bone
There are many conversations that can come from a visit to the Steppe Garden—conversations about plants, soils, pollinators, design, ecology, hydrology, distribution and connections. This unique space

Smile, You’re on (Trap) Camera

May 23, 2018 Research & Conservation
When coming to the Gardens to enjoy springtime blooms, you may be surprised to learn that we also incorporate wildlife observations into some of our research projects. One such research project uses a

Tracking Cactus Populations

May 16, 2018 Research & Conservation
Sneaky Spines and Careful Measurements Sweeping western slope views, slightly menacing rain clouds and beautiful, tough plants surrounded us. I listened for my field partner to shout out cactus

Thinking inside the box...of water!

May 14, 2018 Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
When it comes to the Gardens’ commitment to water stewardship, thinking 'Inside the Box' can make a difference. Today we will stop selling bottled water at our two restaurants – the Hive and Offshoots

Musical Inspirations and a Great Playlist

May 12, 2018 Erin Bird
We asked artist Mike Whiting to share some songs that inspire him or that he likes to listen to while in the studio. He accepted the challenge and exceeded our expectations by creating a playlist that

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