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The Season of Cherry Blossoms

In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize clouds, because of the way they bloom in mass. With many spring blooms arriving early this year, everyone is speculating on when we will see the fluffy display of Yoshino blossoms along Cherry Road. Most people don’t realize, however, that we have other types of cherry trees, like the Okame, blooming right now in the Japanese Garden. This March, we invite you to celebrate cherry blossom season with some special events highlighting Japanese culture. ... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mossin’ Around

Despite the unseasonably warm days we have enjoyed this January, we are still very much in winter. Around the garden, warm-season grasses are brown and brittle, the branches of deciduous trees are bare, and herbaceous perennials are decidedly dormant. There is no winter dormancy for a gardener, though, and our team of horticulturalists remains busy. On a given day you may see us tucking in bulbs, pruning trees and shrubs, laying down mulch, cutting back perennials, and, of course, pulling... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Thursday, February 9, 2017

Behind the scenes of the upcoming Spring Plant Sale

  Starting in October through January, the Memphis Botanic Garden receives plants for the spring's biggest plant sale. This year will be fantastic. We are featuring a wide variety of sun and shade perennials, herbs, and vegetables. There will also be trees, shrubs, and annuals. This year we will have a large number of mini and small hostas, spider form daylilies and Bletilla  (hardy Chinese ground orchid) just to name a few.         Our... Read More
Posted by manny pailet at Monday, February 6, 2017

Just like a bad penny, the grumpy nurseryman is back!

  Hi, this is Jim Crowder (retired from Dan West Garden Center) and I have joined the staff here at the Memphis Botanic Garden.  Retirement was great for me, but my wife Carol said, after 40 years of marriage, getting twice as much husband and half as much money JUST WASN’T WORKING!  So here I am!  I’ll be working about three days a week helping with adult education, planning and acquiring seasonal color, and helping with plant production for the Spring Plant... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at Thursday, February 2, 2017


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