The Whitney R. Harris Ecology Center at the University of Missouri – St. Louis has selected the Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Zoo to be recipients of the 2019 World Ecology Award in honor of their long-standing conservation efforts in Madagascar. For more information see https://www.umsl.edu/hwec/events-outreach/world-ecology-award.html
Nyssa sylvatica or black tupelo is a beautifully-shaped shade tree with glossy, dark green leaves in the summer that turn brilliant shades of reds, oranges and yellows in the fall. This native tree grows well in a wide variety of soils and moisture levels. Black tupelo has male and female trees. The small green blossoms […]
Nineteen Master Gardeners attended the Continuing Education program on August 29, 2019 at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Derek Lyle made a fabulous presentation on waterlilies.
Twelve master gardeners toured the City Garden on September 11 under the guidance of master gardener, Stephanie Sigala, with help from Sue Chaires, landscape manager. Stephanie did an excellent job of explaining the landscape design and the sculptures. Sue described the mostly native plantings and how they have managed to reduce the plant predation by […]
The 2019 St. Louis Master Gardener Garden Tour featured 6 unique gardens of St. Louis MGs and friends.
Plants are essential to our life, beautiful and complex but scientists are just now learning how complex they are. Recent scientific studies have shown that plants can learn by association similar to Pavlov’s dogs and plants also have long term memory.
Amsonia hubrichtii or Arkansas bluestar was the 2011 Perennial Plant Association’s Plant of the Year. This is a perennial that looks good almost all year round. It has light blue terminal flowers in mid to late spring, bright green foliage with beautiful texture, and turns a golden yellow in the fall.
‘Making Connections’ is the theme of this year’s University of Missouri Extension’s Missouri Master Gardener State Conference. Connect with Mizzou, Horticulture Specialists from around the state, and Master Gardeners at this amazing educational experience in Columbia, Missouri. Fruits and vegetables, landscaping and ornamentals, Master Pollinator and other interesting classes will be offered. The event is […]
Aurinia saxatilis or basket-of-gold is one of the brightest spots in my early spring garden. It prefers dry, not overly-fertile, well-drained soil and full sun so it works well in a rock garden. It has grey-green folliage and is semi-evergreen in this area. It is deer-resistent and dought-tolerant so it has a lot to recommend […]
While visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden, be sure to notice the lovely planters in Spoehrer Plaza. The St. Louis Master Gardeners donated the four planters to the Garden in 2011. In December, the Master Gardeners donated $1000 to the Garden to support the plantings.