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Featured plant selections will be limited...

Over the past few weeks, we've been sharing with our email subscribers information about plants selected by our horticulture staff and expert volunteers as "Featured Plants" for our Spring Plant Sale . These plants have desirable features that make them easy to grow here in the Mid-South...and they're not too hard to look at, either! Each of these plants will be available in limited quantities, propagated in our own Garden greenhouses, so you'll want to shop early to get your hands on... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tips from Chris Cosby

To Rejuvenate Existing Beds: Apply a complete organic fertilizer such as Holly Tone or Plant Tone at a rate of 5 pounds per 100 square feet to all existing beds, then cover with 1-2” of Botanic Garden mix*, being careful not to cover the crowns of perennials. If you removed... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tagetes lucida-Mexican Mint Marigold by Sherri McCalla

One of my favorite must have herbs (I am supposed to be telling you about my absolute favorite, but I actually have two – you’ll have to wait to see what the second one is!) is Tagetes lucida also known as Mexican Mint Marigold, Texas Tarragon, or Sweetscented Marigold. Visually, this is a beautifully shaped plant growing 3- 4’ tall and wide. It is a nice glossy green herbaceous perennial that is hardy to 7b (although we might have to replant after our extra-cold winter this year, but I... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Sunday, April 6, 2014

Current Conditions from Rick Pudwell

The cold and single digit temperatures had a negative effect on many plant species at the Memphis Botanic Garden and the usual bloom dates of our spring flowering plants are behind schedule.   Witch Hazel bloomed throughout the cold and their flowers seem to be unscathed. Saucer and Star Magnolias are a couple of weeks behind but are in bloom now.       ... Read More
Posted by Rick Pudwell at Thursday, April 3, 2014


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