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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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Cactus on the Move

May 25, 2023 Michelle DePrenger-Levin

Little is known about how Sclerocactus species spread their seed. This is a question we would like to answer because Sclerocactus glaucus has been recommended for delisting from the Endangered Species

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Conserving Sclerocactus glaucus After Delisting

May 23, 2023 Michelle DePrenger-Levin

In 2008, Denver Botanic Gardens initiated demographic monitoring of Sclerocactus glaucus, a small ball cactus found only in western Colorado. The cactus had been listed as threated on the Endangered

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The Art of the Viewing Stones

May 19, 2023 Larry Jackel

The art of viewings stones, previously associated with bonsai in the United States, is gaining in popularity with a small but enthusiastic group of practitioners. Viewing stones are valued based on

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The Beautiful and Diverse Penstemon

May 12, 2023 Horticulture Department

Penstemons, also called beardtongues, are an incredibly gorgeous and diverse genus of flowering plants. They are only native to North America, making them a wide-reaching yet still unique treasure

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Call for Artists: Art on the Prairie Show

May 10, 2023 Education Department

Denver Botanic Gardens hosts the first annual Art on the Prairie Show at the Plains Conservation Center. The show celebrates the diverse and vibrant culture of the state of Colorado through art

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York Street Turf Replacement Project

May 9, 2023 Mario Bertelmann

Denver Botanic Gardens strives to be ever more sustainable and conserve our precious water resources in the state of Colorado. With the recent passing and approval of House Bill 22-1151, the Turf

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May Walking Tour – Iris Collection

May 5, 2023 Shea Elstein

As you enter Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms you will first walk into the Lavender Garden. In early May, tufts of thick green fans will greet you along the fence borders. There are only a few

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New Orangery Display

April 26, 2023 Julia Pearson

The Orangery at Denver Botanic Gardens was designed with a nod to the Orangerie at Versailles in Paris, with wooden planter boxes and rows of cypress and citrus trees. Orangeries originally existed as

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