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Category: horticulture

Tour of the Garden-guest post by Ashia Aubrey

My first tour of the Garden was with my supervisor Mary Helen. It was my third week interning in the PR/Marketing department and I was going on my first tour since my last visit in elementary school. I noticed a lot had changed and more sites had been added. During the tour, I visited the ninety-six acres of property and the twenty-three gardens. I enjoyed the specular view and I was surprised to see so much of what Memphis Botanic Garden offered. ... Read More
Posted by Ashia Aubrey at Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 0 comments

A Thriving First Year For The Herb Garden (guest blog post by Stephanie C. Cosby)

   I was photographing in the new Herb Garden here at the Memphis Botanic Garden and I was marveling at how LUSH it is within just one year of being planted. Granted, some plants just 'go crazy' in one season and are big and bushy by nature, but this garden has a LOT of plant diversity. Some of these plants are finicky and delicate and are still doing well. I know that every garden needs continual care and that this nurturing helps it to thrive (this credit can be given to Sherri... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Monday, November 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Butterfly Garden like Monet's Garden (guest post by Stephanie C. Cosby)

Right now the Butterfly Garden is a riot of color and the butterflies are out enjoying the nectar. Big banks of purple Asters, Butterfly Bushes, Lantana, Salvias...and lots of benches to sit and watch (or listen to butterfly wings!). I love that an entire garden can be created just for the butterflies. I love that in our extremely scheduled and fast lives we can head off to a remote corner of the city; which is the Butterfly Garden, at the back of the Memphis Botanic Garden, and we can just... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 1 comments

Behind 'The Back 40' - Natural Garden Design (guest post by Stephanie Cosby)

If you were thinking about stopping by the Botanic Garden for a walk in the next few weeks, you will not be disappointed. Each garden or area has its special purpose, but right now (this month), there is one area not to miss! The Botanic Garden calls it The Back 40 , or among staff, 'toward the compost pile'. It's the area between the MBG side, side bank of Audubon Lake and the Butterfly Garden. You might know it as the area in the back with huge trees.  Further on, behind those trees,... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 0 comments

To pull or not to pull...

The battle over yellow nut sedge has begun in the new Nature Photography Garden (NPG). This is a serious weed, or plant thug as I like to call it, in the mid south and through out the United States. The major issue with this weed is its tenacity. Growing in low damp areas, it spreads by underground stems (rhizomes), which are attached to small nodules or nuts. This leads to the plant forming small, but growing colonies which can extend to 10 ft. It also spreads by its tiny seeds. Thinking... Read More
Posted by nick esthus at Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 2 comments

Gardening in Small Spaces

As time goes by, it seems like all of us have less time for almost everything that is a part of our lives.  Gardening is certainly not an exception.  The trend seems to be larger homes on smaller lots or apartments or zero lots without a really defined garden where often times most gardening is done in pots or other containers.   I prefer using the English term “garden” rather than the American “yard” when referring to an outdoor planting.  A garden could then be a... Read More
Posted by Rick Pudwell at Monday, October 1, 2012 | 2 comments

Don't just sit there twiddlin' your green thumbs!

Perhaps you've noticed...the weather is cooling down, rain has greened things up, and fall is officially just around the corner. It's time to get back outside and start working on your own little piece of paradise, and we have plenty of opportunities for education and inspiration at the Garden this month! Wednesday, September 12th, Commercial Appeal columnist Fred Morgan will present a brown bag lunch talk on Tree Care Do's & Don'ts for the Homeowner , from 12 noon-1:00 p.m. ... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Monday, September 10, 2012 | 0 comments


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