Andrews Arboretum

Boulder’s Andrews Arboretum, the brainchild of a high school botany teacher, features native evergreens and exotic imports, groundcover and flowers along winding paths and quiet seating areas.

June 15, 2013
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Denver Water Xeriscape Garden

Denver Water’s xeriscape garden demonstrates how green gardening can be achieved with minimal water. It includes more than 200 species of flowers, grasses, turf, shrubs and trees.

June 10, 2013
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Gardens at Kendrick Lake Park

Staff writer The xeriscape Gardens at Kendrick Lake Park colorfully demonstrate the diversity of plants that can thrive in Colorado’s arid climate. The gardens in Lakewood, south of Denver, showcase the plants that are happy in Colorado’s five flora types – Great Plains, steppe or foothills, montane, alpine and Great Basin. The more than 350 plant varieties have been selected from local sources or from more exotic locations that share a…

May 30, 2013
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Public gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens
May 30, 2013

Colorado is home to a number of public gardens. Here is a guide to some of the best from the Denver Botanical Garden to the Charles M. Alter Arboretum.

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The Ludlow Massacre

Ludlow tent camp burned to the ground
February 14, 2013

Staff writer In 1910, the Colorado coal mining industry employed 10 percent of the state’s workers, almost 16,000 people. Colorado Fuel and Iron dominated the industry. John D. Rockefeller bought the company in 1902 and turned it over to his son, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. nine years later. Attempts had been made to unionize Colorado coal miners since 1883. The United Mine Workers of America began a concentrated effort to…

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