Reviews and Blog Posts: gardening

Free sunflowers grown from the Ross-Broadway Seed Library!

free sunflower babies

The Ross-Broadway Branch Library has the only seed library in DPL. We planted sunflower seeds donated by a generous customer, and boy do we have lots of baby sunflowers coming up! We would love to share our bounty with you, so drop by and we'll give you a free sunflower plant.

Make Your Own Plant Marker and Learn About Our Seed Exchange

cork fork garden markers

Make your own plant marker at Ross-Broadway Branch Library, on Saturday, March 21, from 10am-11am.

Add some whimsy to your garden with a plant marker you can call your own. Turn everyday items like a fork and a tin lid or wine cork into a marker that will inspire your green thumb and remind you where your seeds are planted. Materials for your first marker are included.

Counting by 7s

by Holly Goldberg Sloan

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Willow Chance is a quirky 12 year old genius who loves plants and numbers and diagnosing people's medical conditions. Most people find her to be off-putting and just plain weird, so her biggest support in life are her adoptive parents. But when they die in a car accident, Willow is...

Plaza Voices: Growing Global Roots with Denver Botanic Gardens

Nopal cactus with fruit (tunas), from Mexico

Colorado is known for producing fabulous peaches and cherries, but did you know you can also grow nopales, quinoa, and mizuna? Is there some special fruit or vegetable from your home country or your childhood that you long to eat fresh from the garden? Then this workshop might be for you!

Designing with plants

by Piet Oudolf

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Piet Oudolf’s eye for design and plant combinations is exciting and has landed him as one of the leaders of the New Perennial Movement. He has a talent for combining the feel of nature and highly controlled design. His books are enjoyable to look at both for his finished gardens...

Mark Your Calendar With These Fresh City Life My Branch Programs!

We've got some great Fresh City Life My Branch programs coming up! Don't forget to mark your calendar!

You definitely don't want to miss ice cream sundaes at the Ross-University Hills Branch! Learn fun and easy ice cream and sauce recipes, as well as suggestions for making the best sundae ever! Saturday, August 10 at 2 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch!

Thoughtful gardening

by Robin Lane Fox

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Fox has an enviable education from Oxford and unparalleled experience designing and tending gardens. Initially I was fearful his writing and stories would be inaccessible to me but the preface hooked me. His humor and love of gardens pulled this fantasy gardener into a world I had never visited before....

Little Free Libraries: Neighbors Creating Richer Communities

Our Little Free Library by Robin Filipczak

This spring, my family installed a Little Free Library in front of our home. Have you heard about these libraries? Founded in 2009, the Little Free Library movement seeks to:

promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide

build a sense of community as people share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.

Owners can create their own library box or purchase one from Little Free Library and register on the organization's website. Library locations are then geolocated on a Google Map.

Plan Your Summer At The Library!

Guess What! Fresh City Life My Branch events have been posted through the end of the summer. Look ahead and plan around your summer vacations and pool time.

Landscape designer, Deb Courtner will show you how to add color and music to your garden by crafting wind chimes from beads and recycled kitchen utensils. Hurry, registration is required! Call 720-865-0975 or email Thursday, July 11 at 5 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch.

To Your Health!

The folks at Fresh City Life My Branch want to support your healthy choices! Here are some upcoming programs to inform and inspire them!

What's healthier than eating your vegetables? Learn how to grow your own with Vegetable Gardening Techniques for a Bountiful Harvest on Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch. Learn how to make your garden a haven of delicious organic veggies throughout the season. Learn about the All American Selection Vegetable Winners that can provide high yields and insect resistance, while keeping you and your family in healthy meals.

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