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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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Plant Matchmakers

May 13, 2021 Michael Guidi

Here at the Gardens, our horticulturists are always searching for new and charismatic plants to grow and display. This ambition leads our staff around the globe on exploration trips from Patagonia to

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Paintbrush: Colorado’s Vampire Plants

April 26, 2021 Michael Guidi

The colorful displays of Paintbrush that enliven natural landscapes from our grassy steppe to the alpine tundra make them one of Colorado’s most recognizable wildflowers. The genus Castilleja, to

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February Walking Tour – Making One Last Stand

February 2, 2021 Dan Johnson

There’s something to be said for things that survived 2020, even in the world of plants. Wandering the Gardens in February and March, we still see the skeletal remains of the 2020 flower show, and it

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Colorado’s Native Orchids

January 20, 2021 Nick Snakenberg

Mention the name “orchid” and most people imagine brightly colored exotic flowers growing in hot, humid rainforests of the tropics. Many Coloradans are surprised to learn that a number of these

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Denver Botanic Gardens Loves Pollinators!

June 21, 2013 Ann Montague
This week we’ve taken a few minutes from our busy schedules to consider pollinators and all they do for us and our environment. An earlier post advocated creating a pollinator-friendly habitat around

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