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The "Secret" Garden-Guest post by Mary Ann Cooper

Mary Ann Cooper is a member of West TN Shutterbugs photography club in Jackson, TN. When group members were given an assignment to take photos of blooms early this spring, Mary Ann called her friend, Rita Randolph, for advice on where to find beautiful blossoms. Rita suggested that she contact Memphis Botanic Garden, and our Director of Horticulture, Rick Pudwell, arranged for Mary Ann and Saige Turner to take a private tour of the Garden’s orchid house. She was kind enough to share some of... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pinus thunbergii (Japanese Black Pine) Pruning

May is a busy time of the year in the garden.  There is a plethora of planting, including annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. The education staff is busy teaching students all about our world and the plants inhabiting it. Live at the Garden is ramping up for a busy season, and weddings are constant. All of these activities are vital to the garden and its continued growth, but in my humble opinion (granted that it is VERY subjective), one of the most important tasks to accomplish during... Read More
Posted by nick esthus at Thursday, May 23, 2013

Family Camping in My Big Backyard was "In-Tents"!

On April 12th, MBG education staff hosted the first ever  Family Camp Out in My Big Backyard.  13 families made the garden their home for the evening and enjoyed a fire-roasted dinner and s'more's bar!  Bacon, icing, vanilla wafers, and of course marshmallows were just some of the fantastic array of potential toppings for s'mores with a twist!  We highly encourage you to experiment with new toppings at home!  A warming, hearty oatmeal and sausage breakfast was... Read More
Posted by Charity Siebert at Monday, May 20, 2013

A rose, by any other name, still smells as Swede. (Guest post by Eron Raines)

  In your schooldays, prior or present, most of you reading this made acquaintance with the noble structure of taxonomic nomenclature, the system of using scientific names that are associated with most everything alive now or sometime in the past. Perhaps you remember, less fondly but with more respect, the father of modern taxonomy, Carl Linnaeus , who is attributed with the reformation of the... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Tuesday, May 7, 2013


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