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

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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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The Thrills of Finding and Growing Cacti

January 27, 2021 Brooke Palmer

It is on the brisk days of winter such as these that I long for the summer days I used to spend out in the field collecting data on Colorado rare plants. In my opinion, very few things beat the thrill

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Drew and the Snapdragon of Folly

January 14, 2021 Drew Habig

I didn't expect to have a plant named after me at this point in my life. Not that I didn’t hope that it would happen, eventually. I’ve had maybe just one fantasy of running from fans like I’m in a

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The Dark Side of Propagating Maples

March 21, 2018 Drew Habig
Visitors walking in the Gates Montane Garden may notice something strange through late spring: black velvet bags on the tips of one tree near the Cheesman Park gate. It is not trash or a new art
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Teaching Old Seed New Tricks

October 16, 2017 Horticulture Intern
I am a horticulture student from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln entering my junior year. My hometown is the very small, rural town of Ulysses, Nebraska, home to maybe one hundred people. I was

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