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“Scratch N’ Sniff” exhibit in The Little Garden Club Sensory Garden

Hello Everyone! My name is Khadejah and I am completing an internship at the MBG in the Sensory Garden, sponsored by The Little Garden Club of Memphis. The Little Garden Club Sensory Garden, established in 1987, was designed by Tom Pellet to enable individuals with special needs to enjoy and engage in the gardening experience. The garden is handicap accessible, with majority of it [garden] elevated for an easy view from a wheelchair. The Little Garden Club Sensory Garden maintains a... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Tropic Heat

  By Sherri McCalla, Herb Garden curator at MBG   Yup. It is that time again: hot and humid. If it weren’t for our winter, we would live in a tropical paradise. Oh,... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 0 comments

The Art of Watering

Say the weather report for today in Memphis, TN, is 105⁰ and high humidity...how do I take care of all my plants? Watering plants if you are a novice can be intimidating. I have had great success with plants using these tips; follow them, and you should be fine. First if you can’t water every morning, I suggest  potting your container plants in a heavy mix. This will help ensure that your plants will stay... Read More
Posted by manny pailet at Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Summer Internship

I am excited to be a part of the Memphis Botanic Garden staff this summer. My friend, Michael Fletcher, and I are new summer interns. As members of Collierville Boy Scout Troop 50, we were recommended by our Scoutmaster Len Lawhon for summer intern positions. Michael and I have been working for Mr. Len for over a year at DeSoto Farms, operating landscaping machinery and learning about horticulture. So far, our internship work is very similar to the work we’ve done on Mr.... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Summer Colors

Summer Colors   “ They give us those nice bright colors, They give us the greens of summer, Make’s you think all the world’s a sunny day…” Paul Simon was talking about his Nikon camera and his Kodachrome film, but every time I hear the... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Friday, June 30, 2017 | 0 comments

3 Ways to Use Your Family Membership This Season!

3 Ways to Use Your Family Membership This Season! Warmer weather means more fun together! Make the Garden a place for family time Your family membership gives you exclusive access to discounted/free events & activities, including FREE year-round access to our 96 acres! Here are some ways to create new family memories and traditions: 1.) Spend Quality Time Together at the Garden Bring a Picnic– All year round! FREE for Members Create your own... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Meet Robin Howell - new curator of the Japanese and Asian gardens

  My name is Robin Howell, and I'm the new curator of the Japanese and Asian gardens here at the Memphis Botanic Garden.  I'm thrilled at the opportunity here in Memphis to learn more about Japanese gardening and am looking forward to working with the staff and volunteers.  I already have a connection here at the garden; Kyle McLane, our Assistant Director of Horticulture, and I went to high... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 0 comments

When is Spring?

  When is Spring? Depending on who you’re talking to Spring can have a couple of different definitions.  Most of us are familiar with the solar/astronomical reckoning of Spring which is noted on our calendars between the Vernal Equinox (around March 21) and the Summer Solstice (around June 21).  A meteorological reckoning, based on average temperature, makes the warmest three months... Read More
Posted by chris o'bryan at Sunday, April 16, 2017 | 0 comments

Calling All Coneheads….

    What is the tallest living thing in the world?   -a conifer:  Coast Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens , towering nearly 400 feet.   What is the largest living thing?     -a conifer:  Giant Sequoia, Sequoiadendron gianteum , over 52,000 cubic feet. What is the world’s oldest living thing?     -a conifer!  Bristlecone... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Have you ever stared into the eye of a Dragon?

West of Lake Biwa, just below the Japanese Pavillion, is the lair of Pinus densiflora ‘Oculus-draconis’, Dragon’s Eye Pine. The large green and yellow eyes stare back bewitchingly as one gazes down into the branch ends… This unique pine is native to Japan, Korea and parts of China. A slow grower, Dragon’s Eye can eventually reach 30 feet tall with a spread nearly as wide. It likes full sun, well-drained and slightly acid soil.     Each... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Monday, April 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Spring Plant Sale and Herbal Celebration

    Spring has sprung! Winter is here!   No, wait, it is summer! Oops, I mean it is winter!   Ah, well, the first day of spring will have happened by the time you guys are reading this, but who knows what temperature it will be. Sigh.   The only time weather is ever boring here in the Mid-South is in the middle of Desert Time (aka:... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Memphis Botanic Garden Tree Team

Pictured (l to r): Deb Foehring, Linnea West, Jan Castillo, Sean Pflaumer, Laurie Williams, and Polly Baxter     As members of Laurie Williams’s volunteer Tree Team at the Garden, we have the great green fortune to walk these 96 beautiful acres monitoring tree health. We document the growing arboretum collection, prune alongside staff, engrave and mount botanical signs, maintain the Conifer Reference Garden that the team established in... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Monday, April 3, 2017 | 0 comments

MBG Staff-Keeping it Green at Home

  I have two sons, Mason, age 10, and Hayden, age 7. They have to take a snack every day so we bought a reusable snack bag that they take every day rather than using a plastic bag. We have used a sandwich box and re-usable small containers in the boys' lunches for years to reduce the amount of trash in their lunch boxes. -Kristen Zemaitis, Program Coordinator As Director of Education at the Garden AND mother of four, I am very aware of the stats on health benefits and... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Outreach Programs Cater to the Young

  Recently, our Outreach program has had to the opportunity to share with some younger sprouts. Studies show that the earlier years, 0-3 are vital in the development of long term interest in and care for the earth. As James J. Heckman writes, “learning starts in infancy, long before formal education begins, and continues throughout life. Early learning begets later learning and early success breeds later success .” 85% of brain development occurs before the... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 0 comments

Tennessee Plant Conservation Allianc

Botanic gardens are not just beautiful places to visit, but also serve an important role in the conservation of plant diversity. One of the significant ways that botanic gardens engage with conservation is by safeguarding rare and threatened species.     For example, we have been growing Echicnacea tenneseensis, a species endemic to central TN, as well as Helianthus verticillatus, beautiful sunflower listed as endangered due to its limited habitats in... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Friday, March 24, 2017 | 1 comments

The Season of Cherry Blossoms

In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize clouds, because of the way they bloom in mass. With many spring blooms arriving early this year, everyone is speculating on when we will see the fluffy display of Yoshino blossoms along Cherry Road. Most people don’t realize, however, that we have other types of cherry trees, like the Okame, blooming right now in the Japanese Garden. This March, we invite you to celebrate cherry blossom season with some special events highlighting Japanese culture. ... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 2 comments

Mossin’ Around

Despite the unseasonably warm days we have enjoyed this January, we are still very much in winter. Around the garden, warm-season grasses are brown and brittle, the branches of deciduous trees are bare, and herbaceous perennials are decidedly dormant. There is no winter dormancy for a gardener, though, and our team of horticulturalists remains busy. On a given day you may see us tucking in bulbs, pruning trees and shrubs, laying down mulch, cutting back perennials, and, of course, pulling... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Behind the scenes of the upcoming Spring Plant Sale

  Starting in October through January, the Memphis Botanic Garden receives plants for the spring's biggest plant sale. This year will be fantastic. We are featuring a wide variety of sun and shade perennials, herbs, and vegetables. There will also be trees, shrubs, and annuals. This year we will have a large number of mini and small hostas, spider form daylilies and Bletilla  (hardy Chinese ground orchid) just to name a few.         Our... Read More
Posted by manny pailet at Monday, February 6, 2017 | 2 comments

Just like a bad penny, the grumpy nurseryman is back!

  Hi, this is Jim Crowder (retired from Dan West Garden Center) and I have joined the staff here at the Memphis Botanic Garden.  Retirement was great for me, but my wife Carol said, after 40 years of marriage, getting twice as much husband and half as much money JUST WASN’T WORKING!  So here I am!  I’ll be working about three days a week helping with adult education, planning and acquiring seasonal color, and helping with plant production for the Spring Plant... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Moving Parts; the unseen complexities of the Garden...

Hello! I write this just as I come to the close of my fourth week here at the Memphis Botanic Garden.  As I look out my office window, I see daffodils sprouting up. This, on the one hand, seems early, but, on the other, is hopeful that spring is soon to arrive! Friends and family have asked about my early experiences here at the Garden, and so I thought I’d share those same thoughts with you. Beyond the fact of how beautiful and serene it is here, my first impressions are about... Read More
Posted by Michael D. Allen at Friday, January 27, 2017 | 2 comments

Daniel Rudolph - Artist/Gardener

     Meet Daniel Rudolph. An Incognito artist and avid gardener.   Daniel Rudolph has been gardening longer than he has been painting. “I started gardening when I was 12 years old with my mom,” said Rudolph. And he continues this passion with wife Chari.   Born in Wisconsin, then moving from Florida to Oregon to New Mexico, and now for the past two years in Memphis, the Rudolphs have been organically growing flowers, heirloom... Read More
Posted by Bonnie Grosshans at Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 0 comments

What is a "Tennessee Naturalist?" Could it be me??

Every year, you probably see the Tennessee Naturalist Program on our list of classes and wonder what exactly that means. Maybe you notice that it is a 40-hour curriculum/40-hour volunteer course, but skim right on past...because what is a Tennessee Naturalist anyway, and why would you want to become one? The personal benefit of the program for many of our students is a often a life-long goal of pursuing a deeper understanding of Tennessee’s rich... Read More
Posted by Charity Siebert at Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 1 comments

Happy New Year from the Garden

We are excited to bring in the new year with our new Executive Director Michael D. Allen. Mike joins the Memphis Botanic Garden having spent the past six years as President and CEO of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee. His leadership and experience will be an asset to the Garden, and we look forward to an amazing year. Mike says, “I am thrilled to join the experienced team of professionals and Board members at the Memphis Botanic Garden and I look forward to exploring each and every... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | 1 comments

MUSINGS FROM A VOLUNTEER

The weekend before Thanksgiving brought spotty frost and the first cold weather of the season to the area. I debated how to dress the following Monday, and opted for the long-johns, the neck gaiter, and the knit cap. That turned out to be a good thing, since the morning temperatures in the Herb Garden did not get out of the 40’s, and the bumblebees were still so sleepy that we could pet their little backs. (There was a wasp-nest on the prairie dock [ Silphium terebinthinaceum .] We... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Monday, December 12, 2016 | 0 comments

We NEED you!

2016 has been a great year! Here are some of our accomplishments: ` 34,930 were served through our field trips and outreach programs. ` We continued our Free Membership Program, ensuring access to need-based  households. ` Families have been “digging” the Dirt Pile, a new interactive feature in My Big Backyard. ` We drew record crowds (again!) for our  16th season of Live at the Garden , launched a new Live at the Garden website, and grew... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, December 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Tis the season to be at the Garden

Tis the season to be at the Garden whether it be for a stroll throughout the grounds or a holiday evening at Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard.      The entire staff here at the Garden has been spending their time hanging thousands of lights in preparation for Snowy Nights which starts December 2nd. A lot of work, sweat and tears goes into this event to completely transform the Children's Garden into a magical, enchanted holiday celebration perfect for all ages.... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 0 comments

Conifers: They're not just for Christmas...

This is the time of year when it seems that evergreens are everywhere you turn, with Christmas tree stands popping up in parking lots, decorations in and on retail establishments, and, maybe, (if you are way ahead of me) lovely holiday greenery decking your halls. Evergreen trees, wreaths, and garland have been used by many cultures since ancient times to represent eternal life, and it is no wonder that they are so symbolic. As the vibrant colors of autumn fade into winter, evergreens give us... Read More
Posted by Jana Wilson at Monday, November 28, 2016 | 0 comments

Transforming the Woodlands

  My big upcoming project for the fall and winter of 2016 is to begin organizing the renovation of our (roughly) 5 acre woodland located at the center of the Memphis Botanic Garden. I will be working in conjunction with other knowledgeable members of the Horticulture Staff as well as the Education Department. The main idea at the moment is to once again make the woodland more accessible and enjoyable to our guests by creating a tidy space with a large diversity of (mostly)... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Saturday, November 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Sustainable Solutions for Winter Gardening

Every gardener has most likely experienced the bitter-sweet feelings that arise with the changing of the seasons. The cool, crisp air of fall and winter can be such a relief from the seemingly relentless heat of summer here in the mid-south, and the onset of shorter daylight hours leads inevitably to a slower pace. Yet for gardeners, this relief comes with a sad price, for there are few plants that provide the same kind of comfort, delight, and diversity of color and texture in the winter... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Japanese Garden Open House

         Members of the Memphis Botanic Garden recently enjoyed a nice fall evening in the Japanese Garden of Tranquility (Seijaku-En). As traditional Japanese music played in the background, guests enjoyed a candlelit walk around this Garden, giving visitors a chance to learn more about the folklore and symbolism behind the design as the sun set. The horticulture staff shared information on the significance behind the Japanese and regional native plants... Read More
Posted by Bonnie Grosshans at Friday, October 28, 2016 | 0 comments

Blecken Pavilion in the Fall

  As the seasons change and we long for cooler weather and colorful leaves, our horticultural staff is preparing to make new changes to the Hydrangea Garden. Our Hydrangea Garden was installed in the spring of 2007 and now surrounds the Blecken Pavilion. The Mid-South Hydrangea Society was instrumental in helping us create this collection and is working with the MBG horticulture staff this fall to update some of the original plantings. Hydrangea macrophylla, commonly... Read More
Posted by kyle mclane at Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 0 comments

Sip-n-Shop! Party to support the Garden

Why wait for the holidays to shop and support your Memphis Botanic Garden? It's been a long, sunny summer, and we're ready to welcome fall with a sip-fest of wines, hors d'oeuvres, and local artisan vendors. What: Vine to Wine at the Garden: Siptember Sip-n-Shop When: Tuesday, September 27, 5-8 pm Where: Memphis Botanic Garden, Goldsmith Room and Sculpture Garden Cost: Members $35/Non-members $45 Tickets: Buy online here or call... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, September 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Growers' Choice? What's new and different about our Fall Plant Sale...

For the past few years, our Fall Plant Sale has been a major 2-day production, featuring landscape vignettes, educational talks, lawn and garden vendors, and more. It was an impressive event, but, quite frankly, the logistics were massive, the impact to the grounds was noticeable, and everyone was wiped out at the end of the show. So, we asked some of our best regular customers for their input, and the answer was clear: WE JUST WANT TO BUY PLANTS! Folks want to buy plants that... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 0 comments

The Lausanne Sophomore Intern Project

The Memphis Botanic Garden is always looking for volunteers, and this summer we were excited to welcome four Lausanne sophomore interns. Isabella Bodini, Kaleb Cox, Koby Jeffries, and Anthony McGhee joined us from August 22 nd -26 th , and learned about a multitude of components essential to running the Memphis Botanic Garden. Each day this team of young people gained hands-on experience, shadowing different staff members in My Big Backyard to learn enough information to carry out their own... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Monday, September 12, 2016 | 0 comments

The Coors Memorial Garden

The Coors Memorial Garden is in memory of Jeanne Parham Coors and Cristy Coors Beasley. Jeanne was President of the MBG Board of Directors and members of the Coors family have been  long-time supporters of the Garden. This new woodland garden will connect the path outside of Prehistoric Plant Trail to the Hydrangea Garden and Blecken Pavilion; creating a logical connection between existing gardens.  The Coors Garden will wind its way through our Magnolia Grove, providing a... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 0 comments

Planting for Caterpillars

I moved to Memphis from my hometown of Asheville, NC in April, 2015. Having interned at the Asheville Arboretum and the Highlands Biological Research Station Botanic Garden, I was excited to accept a position at the Memphis Botanic as a Horticultural Assistant. With a background in environmental science (I received a BA in the field from Mount Holyoke College in 2013) and a strong interest in native flora, my assignment as curator of the Anne Heard Stokes Butterfly Garden felt like an... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, August 15, 2016 | 0 comments

Forrest Spence 5K race - guest blog post

   Over the years, our family, like countless other families in Memphis and the Mid-South, have come out to enjoy the beauty of the Memphis Botanic Garden and fun of My Big Backyard.  There is nothing quite like spending the day watching our kids climbing into the big tree house, enjoying digging in the sand, playing in the creek, as well as learning how we can better protect our environment  and preserve our natural resources.    Spending time walking... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Friday, August 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Summer Internship at the Garden - guest blog

My name is Jordan Podwoski, and I am a senior at Mississippi State University.  I am currently majoring in horticulture, with a concentration specializing in fruit and vegetable production. I have lived around the Memphis area for most of my life and now reside in the nearby town of Olive Branch, Mississippi. My dream is to one day work in the field of genetic modification of edible plants so they can better survive in harsher environments and be grown more efficiently and abundantly for... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, August 1, 2016 | 0 comments

Anne Heard Stokes Butterfly Garden-by Carson Ellis

As a child, my hobbies included collecting dead butterflies and moths, which I mounted in frames hung on my bedroom walls, and capturing caterpillars to rear in jars (perhaps, born a little later, my hobby would have been catching Pokémon instead-- I’m glad I wasn’t!). These lepidopterans fascinated me, lazily drifting through my mother’s garden on their colorful, powdery wings, and the first plants I learned to identify were stuffed into jars to feed picky... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, July 29, 2016 | 0 comments

PokemonGo, as played by a middle-aged marketing director

A couple of weeks ago, my 24-year-old son stopped by my desk to show me this new "PokemonGo thing" that he said was going crazy in the Garden. I needed to know, he said, because the Garden was a mecca of "Pokestops," with 4 "gyms," Ratattas, Pidgeys, and Magikarps galore. Flashing him a dramatic eyeroll, which he has also perfected under my tutelage, I took a look at his screen, googled PokemonGo, and got the okay to offer discounted weekend admission to anyone who... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 1 comments

Summer interning at the Garden - guest blog

Hello all! My name is Will Embry and I am a senior Biology major at the University of Memphis. I have been working at the Memphis Botanic Gardens now for 4 months. I would like to take some time to tell you about our partnership with Le Bonheur in creating this year’s attraction in the Idea Garden. We took what was once a vegetable garden and a hobbit house and have transformed it into a Lost Boys Lagoon! The project began with the planting of Chinese Windmill Palms and... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Friday, July 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Family Gardens: A User's Guide for Designers and Horticultural Professionals

The American Horticultural Society has been hosting The National Children & Youth Gardening Symposium for over 20 years and this year it will be held in Columbia, SC July 13 - 16. Staff members of the Memphis Botanic Garden attend almost year. Thanks to the Misner Scholarship Fund that promotes MBG staff training, four MBG employees will be in attending to network, learn, and act as resources to the horticultural community. Chris Cosby, Senior Manager of Gardens, will be doing a lecture on... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 0 comments

The Living Wall at Live Garden

This month the sunflowers are in full bloom and it’s the perfect time to stop by the International Paper Living Wall. The Living Wall is a planting that runs along the west side of The Live Garden. Whether you are here visiting the Garden or at a concert this summer, be sure to stop by this blend of architecture and landscape of beautiful sunflowers. International Paper, who funded The Living Wall, worked together with Memphis Botanic Garden to create a sustainable... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Hydrangeas at the Garden

Hydrangeas at the Garden As I was taking my daily drive around the garden to check on various things, I noticed white particles of flowers peeking up in various areas of the garden. When I got a closer look, I realized that they were oak leaf hydrangeas (hydrangea quercifolia), mid-way to peak bloom. These are the species native to our South Eastern U.S. These hydrangeas are the ones at The Live Garden area that brighten the walls at the entrance  and in the Woodland Garden. ... Read More
Posted by kyle mclane at Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | 0 comments

Pack Your Picnic: Memorial Day/Summer Symphony Herbal Picnic Recipes

Memorial Day brings thoughts of gratitude for the many men and women who fight and have fought, many giving their lives in the process, to keep our country safe from outside harm. This very safety allows Americans a simple luxury: picnicking. Traditionally, Memorial Day is the day when, unofficially, summer arrives. School is over and freedom prevails. The Garden , along with the Memphis Herb Society, just hosted the 2016 Herbal Celebration. Herb Society members provided tasty herbal... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Friday, May 27, 2016 | 0 comments

The Chusan palm

  We get a lot of plant questions while working in the gardens throughout the year, and it seems that each season there is a particular plant that really sparks visitors' interest. This season it's the Chusan or Chinese Windmill palm, Trachycarpus fortunei, a grove of which forms the basis of our Idea Garden design this year in My Big Backyard. Visitors ask how we keep them alive through the winter and are astounded when we tell them that the Chusan palm is perfectly... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 1 comments

The Rose Garden

  May is a beautiful time to visit our Rose Garden, which was completely renovated thanks to a generous gift from John D. Canale, III in honor of his father,  John D. Canale, Jr.  The Rose Garden was renovated in the summer of 2015 with multiple design concepts in mind. First and foremost was to make the garden more botanically educational and inviting for our visitors. We added suitable trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals to create a "garden with roses', rather than a... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 0 comments

LUSH INTERIORS // ST FRANCIS ELEVATOR RIDE // VISITORS CENTER GALLERY

LUSH INTERIORS is a new collection of mixed media works aimed at exploring sensual machines, a term the artist uses to describe the mechanized trappings of modern life, as we all become increasingly enmeshed with our gadgetry. Common household appliances burst apart to reveal human anatomy and vegetation, both in various states of bloom and decay. From a distance, the works appear as vibrantly colored, otherworldly scenes, but a closer viewing reveals grim details: human teeth and... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 1 comments

Farmer's Market Season Opening-April 27th!

This year, we'll be changing things up a bit, so come on out and see what's new! For one, our hours have changed. We've received so many requests over the past few years, that we're changing the market times to 1-5 p.m. That means that you can take a late-ish lunch and swing by for fresh produce and prepared foods. Secondly, we will be setting up in the parking lot rather than the Pine Grove. Our horticulture experts say that we need to give the trees a break, (Driving and... Read More
Posted by Jana Wilson at Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 0 comments

Seasons and Plants

Those of us who work in the plant industry are often asked why a certain tree or shrub performed as it did this spring or early spring. Some questions can be answered by looking back at the previous seasons of fall and winter.  This fall and winter seasons started out mild and warm, then progressed to cold and rainy. This weather pattern contributes to the spring color experience, as it does every year.  For example, a warm dry fall will typically cause a shorter fall color season.... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 0 comments

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