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

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Brazil’s Estrada Real

July 2, 2021 Nick Snakenberg

In October 2021, in conjunction with Reefs to Rockies Travel, I will be hosting a group of travelers on a tour of Brazil’s Estrada Real, or Royal Road, from Oct. 3-11. In the 17th and 18th centuries

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Getting Started With Orchids

January 18, 2021 Nick Snakenberg

Once considered a hobby for the elite, new propagation techniques and the mass production of orchids has made the joy of growing these amazing plants accessible to everyone. Not too long ago, the only

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A Virtual Orchid Showcase

January 16, 2021 Erin Bird

"The orchid is Mother Nature's masterpiece." – Robyn A lovely sentiment from an unexpected source – Robyn, a Swedish pop singer and DJ – but it demonstrates the universal appreciation of orchids. Due

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World’s Largest Orchid Plant in Bloom

July 20, 2018 Nick Snakenberg
If you’ve ever wanted to see the world’s largest orchid plant in bloom, now is your chance. While there are taller orchid plants and larger orchid flowers, the overall mass of Grammatophyllum
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Anguloa, the Tulip Orchid, in the Greenhouse

November 20, 2017 Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that
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Lycaste Orchids in the Greenhouse

September 22, 2017 Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that
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Masdevallia Orchids in the Greenhouse

June 26, 2017 Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that
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Guarianthe Orchids in the Greenhouse

June 7, 2017 Nick Snakenberg
Denver Botanic Gardens’ orchid collection consists of nearly 1,000 species from over 280 genera. Many of these plants are rotated onto public display but there are specimens in our collections that
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Plant Romance

January 26, 2017 Erin Bird
Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And so are you. This simple, well known love poem may bring a smile or cringe to your face. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and for better or
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The iceman cometh!

November 6, 2011 Panayoti Kelaidis
I start off with high summer: if I showed the "after" picture you would not be impressed...late winter can be very bleak, and the picture below seems to reinforce all our prejudices. But wait! Winter

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