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

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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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Incorporating Penstemon Into Your Landscape

August 12, 2021 Jen Toews

“You can never have too many penstemons in your yard!” my coworker recently exclaimed. I would agree. Species of this genus display showy spikes of brightly colored, bilateral flowers high above basal

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Seed Collecting for the Home Gardener

July 27, 2021 Brooke Palmer

The boom of colors and blooms that reign down at Denver Botanic Gardens this time of year is astounding. From the first gardens you see as you walk through the front gate – such as Roads Water-Smart

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Food Donation, Now More Than Ever

May 19, 2021 Brien Darby
At Denver Botanic Gardens, we love all things food. Whether working in our community supporting agriculture (CSA) fields, urban farm projects, community garden plots or Le Potager kitchen garden, our
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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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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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Spring Cleaning for Your Garden

March 26, 2021 Cassie Doolittle

This feels like a long winter. Not because there have been blizzards every other week, but because COVID-19 has been keeping me cooped up inside binge watching episodes of Magnum P.I., just so I could

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Perennial Planting in the Fall

October 7, 2020 Brooke Palmer

There is something about breathing in the cool, crisp air of late September mornings, wearing light sweaters, sipping on warm, seasonal drinks and enjoying the gentle, warm colors of reds, yellows and

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Teen Volunteers Explore Plants and Poetry

July 21, 2020 Trystan Popish

Nature and creativity have long been intertwined. Meticulously cultivated gardens or wild, untamed flora have inspired many writers and poets throughout the ages. In a recent virtual program, plants

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Shade Gardening in Colorado

May 20, 2020 Mario Bertelmann
Shade is an essential resource for all life, providing refuge from the heat as the days grow longer. Denver Botanic Gardens has several shaded gardens where visitors can seek shelter from the intense

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