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A-maize-ing!

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The Corn Maze at the Denver Botanic Garden’s Chatfield site will soon be open for all to enjoy. In honor of are Corn Maze, I thought it would be fun to write a brief history of corn. Maize (Zea mays), known in most English-speaking countries as corn, is a grain domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times. To understand the beginning of corn, we must go back to approximately...

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Springtime in the Oak Grove

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Springtime in the Oak Grove

Check It Out! It’s springtime in the Oak Grove. With the weather already warming up in Denver, the Oak Grove is a great place to go and cool down. Stroll through this natural setting and enjoy the shade that the canopy of oaks provides. There are forty-six oaks in this garden including species oaks and hybrids. A carpet of sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) covers the floor, giving off a lovely scent...

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Galanthus elwesii is blooming

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Galanthus elwesii is blooming

Check It Out! Galanthus elwesii is blooming, a sure sign that Spring is just around the corner. As you are strolling through Denver Botanic Gardens, keep an eye out for these beautiful, delicate looking little nodding white flowers, poking their heads up through the snow. Perhaps this is where they get their common name, 'Snowdrops.' Their botanical name, Galanthus, comes from the Greek words gala for milk, and anthos for...

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