Keyword: Denver Botanic Gardens
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Rethinking the front lawn

Traditional lawns are everywhere, parks, golf courses, right of ways, ball fields — maybe even your front yard is a host to these seas of verdant green. We are conditioned at an early age that here … more

National Thrift Store Day — save the date (and money)

Thrift stores are one of those great resources that many people don’t take advantage of. Not only do they provide an option to donate the many items cluttering up our homes to people who could … more

Denver students draw like Monet (Photos)

Denver-area schools and day cares came to the Denver Art Museum to celebrate an upcoming exhibit which will feature around 120 paintings by Claude Monet. Following a speech by Christoph Heinrich, … more

Diving into water gardening

Are you looking for a way to dip your toes into the world of water gardening before jumping in head first? A container water garden is the perfect solution. These miniature ponds can provide all of … more

Preparing for a fall and winter on the stage

Summer winding down means a lot of things, including the starting of schools for children and faint glints of autumn starting to spring up. And for stages all over the metro area, it means it’s … more

Urban foraging: the wild chew yonder

Most people would look at a backyard filled with weeds and see a problem. Kate Armstrong sees a feast. Armstrong is an urban forager — someone versed in wild edible and medicinal plants of the … more

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
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