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The Memphis Botanic Garden Winter Plant Sale

      The Memphis Botanic Garden Winter Plant Sale will be held on February 13th and 14th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.   The Winter Plant Sale is sponsored by   By mid-February most gardeners really want to touch something green and beautiful and we will give them the opportunity to do so. We will have a great selection of lush tropical selections such as Dracaenas, exotic forms of Philodendrons, a large selection of ferns and many,... Read More
Posted by Rick Pudwell at Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MUSINGS FROM A VOLUNTEER - guest post by John Peterson

For 8 or 9 months of the year, volunteers in the Herb Garden are actually in the Herb Garden—planting seeds, setting out transplants, pruning, thinning, shaping, weeding, harvesting. But in cold weather, our work is indoors, and it usually involves seeds.  Seed-bearing parts of plants are dried and stored in bags or envelopes until we clean them, separating the seeds from the chaff. The differences in seed structures are fascinating. Some, like the seeds (really fruits) of... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Saturday, January 24, 2015

Witch Hazel in the (Herb) Garden

   A few weeks ago, I was raking leaves in the Herb Garden. While raking, I slowly became aware of a sweet, musky undertone filling the air. Now, sweet smells in the Herb Garden are almost always present-especially the Juicy Fruit Gum smell of the Kapoor Tulsi Basil – so, I tend to just think, “Yummm” and keep working.  That day, I pulled leaves out of some boxwoods, bumped into a witch hazel, and realized I had a snoot full of witch hazel blooms tickling my nose hairs. Ah,... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Friday, January 2, 2015


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