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Quercus Quirks #1: Red Oaks and White Oaks

By Linnea West, TUFC Tennessee is rich in oaks with 20 distinct native species, divided by foresters and the lumber industry into red oaks and white oaks. How can we tell them apart? Close observation of a few key features will allow you to discover secrets of internal structure, wildlife and landscape benefits, and preferred lumber use. Beginning at the tips of branches, we look first at the leaves… White oaks generally have rounded lobes with V shaped sinuses between them. ... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, November 30, 2015

On The Grounds #2 // By The Students Of The Fred Rawlinson Atelier

About the show from Fred Rawlinson:  "On the Grounds refers to a collection of paintings that were created by the Atelier Artists of Fred Rawlinson’s Studio and Gallery in Germantown TN. The artists scheduled field trips to the Memphis Botanic Garden to sketch and photograph. Images from these field trips were then taken back to the studio where they were used as inspiration for the paintings to be displayed at the garden. Thus, every painting in this show is inspired from an... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Monday, November 30, 2015

Info, Info, Anywhere?

  Where do I go for plant information? The old school way at the local library? The internet? My next door neighbor? Educational TV? Hmmmm. Maybe all of the above (if your neighbor is a professor, a horticulturist, or an Extension Agent, or so)! I really love libraries: the smell and feel of a book in my hand is one of my favorite things. Going to a library can be problematical, however, I usually need the plant information while I am at work and the hour or two that is needed to get to... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Memphis Potters' Guild Member, Jen Winfrey

      The Memphis Botanic Garden features blooms that last year 'round!     Memphis Potters' Guild Member, Jen Winfrey is famous for her sculptural  and mosaic flowers: works of art that never wilt, and they are just a sampling of the functional and decorative examples of the ceramists' art available at the Memphis Potters' Guild Holiday Show, November 20 - 21, in the Botanic Garden's Goldsmith Civic Center.           Read More
Posted by Bonnie Grosshans at Wednesday, November 18, 2015


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