February 1 to March 22 – Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily – Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show. Immerse yourself in a tropical oasis brimming with vibrant blooming orchids at the Orchid Show, a once-a-year opportunity to view a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive living collection. Peer through lush […]
Winterberry, Ilex verticillata, is a good plant to consider if you are looking for a way to add winter interest to your garden. The berries are very showy and often persist throughout the winter unless the birds eat them. Winterberry plants are dioecious, male and female plants, so both male and female shrubs should be […]
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.