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How to garden for the Colorado region

Did you know Denver is characterized as a steppe climate? The term “steppe” is defined as a semi-arid climate with low precipitation (8-14 inches a year), high fluctuations in temperature and a … more

Lavender Festival to be fragrant fiesta

More than 2,000 lavender plants will perfume the air at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms on July 20, when they are especially celebrated with what is planned to be an annual event — the … more

The low-maintenance wonder of succulents

Succulents are more popular than ever right now — and with good reason. Beyond their bizarre and beautiful shapes, textures and forms is the succulent’s utilitarian value. Succulents are some of … more

‘One Fell Swoop’ invites a visit

Curving entries almost suck you in as you stand in front of Patrick Dougherty’s swirling, swooping new Stickwork sculpture, “One Fell Swoop” on the lawn behind the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor … more

Bulbs: not just for spring anymore

You may be familiar with the spring flowering bulbs such as tulips, crocus and daffodils. But what about bulbs that flower in the summer? These heat-loving bulbs are a great way to give your garden … more

Enchantment grows at Chatfield Farms

More than a century ago, in 1866, pioneer Frank Hildebrand purchased 160 acres of farmland along Deer Creek for $500 — in what is now south Jefferson County. The property included a log house, … more

The simple violet marks springtime in gardens

During springtime in Colorado, gardens are suddenly filled with an explosion of flowers and blossoms that bring us excitement after the long winter. Among all this cheerfulness, the violet — with … more

Basic principles help guide good garden design

Landscape design is an art unlike any other, as it is an ever-changing canvas that is both a functional space and an expression of artistic design. We must consider the ecology and environment as … more

How to start your own vegetables

It’s time to look through seed catalogs and your favorite nurseries’ seed racks. When choosing varieties, stick with three criteria: 1. Don’t over plant; a crowded garden is an under performing … more
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