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Plant Evolution in Our Backyards

January 11, 2022 Christina Alba

Plants are masterful problem-solvers because they must adjust to their environment in place. Unlike animals, they can’t simply move to a new location if they are hot, thirsty or under threat from

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Beneficial Insects 

December 28, 2021 Royce Hale

When you see an insect in your garden, what is your response? Often people feel that “the only good bug is a dead one” and resort to using pesticides to control insects. Most people do not realize

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Gardens for All 

March 29, 2021 Surbhi Kamboj

Each month through Instagram, the Gardens shares Gardens for All, a series that celebrates Denver-area BIPOC making a difference in plant science, conservation, food sovereignty and wellness. In March

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Diagnostic Discovery: Part 2

July 9, 2020 Horticulture Department

HOW TO IDENTIFY FLEA BEETLES I identified the flea beetle in part one of this two-part series as the western black flea beetle (Phyllotreta pusilla), which is the most damaging flea beetle in Colorado

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Diagnostic Discovery: Part 1

July 7, 2020 Horticulture Department

As a graduate student intern at the Gardens this summer, I spend Monday mornings working with different horticulturists and their gardens. On June 9, I was in the Plant Select® garden with its

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