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Hydrangeas at the Garden

Hydrangeas at the Garden As I was taking my daily drive around the garden to check on various things, I noticed white particles of flowers peeking up in various areas of the garden. When I got a closer look, I realized that they were oak leaf hydrangeas (hydrangea quercifolia), mid-way to peak bloom. These are the species native to our South Eastern U.S. These hydrangeas are the ones at The Live Garden area that brighten the walls at the entrance  and in the Woodland Garden. ... Read More
Posted by kyle mclane at Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Pack Your Picnic: Memorial Day/Summer Symphony Herbal Picnic Recipes

Memorial Day brings thoughts of gratitude for the many men and women who fight and have fought, many giving their lives in the process, to keep our country safe from outside harm. This very safety allows Americans a simple luxury: picnicking. Traditionally, Memorial Day is the day when, unofficially, summer arrives. School is over and freedom prevails. The Garden , along with the Memphis Herb Society, just hosted the 2016 Herbal Celebration. Herb Society members provided tasty herbal... Read More
Posted by sherri mccalla at Friday, May 27, 2016

The Chusan palm

  We get a lot of plant questions while working in the gardens throughout the year, and it seems that each season there is a particular plant that really sparks visitors' interest. This season it's the Chusan or Chinese Windmill palm, Trachycarpus fortunei, a grove of which forms the basis of our Idea Garden design this year in My Big Backyard. Visitors ask how we keep them alive through the winter and are astounded when we tell them that the Chusan palm is perfectly... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Tuesday, May 24, 2016


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