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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

Denver Botanic Gardens, Zoo announce grants

Denver Botanic Gardens aims to make non-living collection more accessible Last month, the Denver Botanic Gardens announced it had received nearly $250,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library … more

Find the orchid to match your skills

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 … more
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