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"Metaphor" by Jenn Billy Brandt Fratelli's Cafe Gallery

"Metaphor" by Jenn Billy Brandt is the current art exhibit, for the month of June, hanging in Fratelli's Cafe at Memphis Botanic Garden. The pieces are photographic images printed on beautiful watercolor-like paper and measure 16" x 16". The colors are rich and deep in hues of blues, browns and blacks—some are color, some are black and white. They include natural elements such as water, sky, trees and branches and one floral. They are unframed which allows a variety of options for you—if... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Tuesday, June 17, 2014

My Favorite Plant

Picking a favorite plant is like picking a favorite child. It can change based on your mood and what is happening at the time. I have always loved Bamboo. It has a certain “mystic” that no other plant seems to possess. Growing up in the Chicago area the only Bamboo I had seen growing  was in conservatories. That changed rapidly while serving in the Army in Southeast Asia. I was amazed by not only the beauty of the plant but, the huge number of species as well as it’s utility. It is used to... Read More
Posted by Rick Pudwell at Monday, June 16, 2014

Guest Post by Bill Ferrell on 'My Favorite Plant'

  As I go out in my backyard my attention goes directly to my Peony ‘Singing in the Rain’.  This is an Itoh hybrid of garden and tree peonies.  Growing now for five years it is covered in peach colored blossoms each spring that age to salmon and yellow tones.  This peony grows to 2-2 ½ ‘ tall and wide and dies back to the ground each winter.  I clean up all the spent leaves each winter and anticipate the new growth each spring.  I have planted this in the... Read More
Posted by Bonnie Grosshans at Thursday, June 12, 2014

My favorite plant- the Willow Oak

Asking a gardener what their favorite plant is much like asking a chef what their favorite food is.  The possibilities are seemingly endless with many thoughts and questions determining the choice.  What is in season? What sort of meal is it?  Hot or cold?  When I am asked this question regarding a plant, I often ask the inquisitive mind to narrow the field a bit.  Luckily, that is the case here.   My favorite plant that I have growing in my garden is a... Read More
Posted by nick esthus at Tuesday, June 10, 2014


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