Category Archives: Garden Design

Spring Planting

We got a bunch of new native plants from Merv Wallace at Missouri Wildflowers Nursery yesterday. Neil and Matt are going to plant these wildflowers and grasses around the PGT Center and along the sidewalks. We’ve been getting plants from … Continue reading

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New Valley Overlook – Place to Pause

I could sit in this spot at the edge of the savanna bluffs at the PGT forever. Listening to the tanager and wood thrush, watching for herons, enjoying whatever flowers or trees happen to be in bloom…. If you walk … Continue reading

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Savanna Bluff Overlook

Construction started this week on the viewing platform at the Savanna Bluff Overlook. This picture shows the galvanized steel frame that forms the base. This structure will be a place to pause and look out on Hiller’s Creek valley. There … Continue reading

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Construction Starts!

Truckloads of rocks were delivered this morning to the PGT Center. This is the start of the construction projects we’ve been waiting for. Rain the last couple months delayed things but now we are ready to start.

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Expanded Visitor Center – Construction Started

Construction has started on the expansion of the PGT Visitor Center. This will add 4 additional toilets. They will come in handy when we have groups of people. We are also building improved walking trails and observation platforms. Tom Mudd should pour the foundation today. … Continue reading

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New Walk along the Lilies

Thanks to the design of Jen Sieradzki, horticulturist for the PGT, a new path is in the works at the Lotus Pond area. Plants will be added in September, but last week big progress was made when David Perrey came … Continue reading

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Horticulturist Hired

Jennifer Sieradzki – PGT Horticulturist We’ve just hired Jen Sieradzki as a horticulturist for the PGT. We had applications for the job from around the country, but Jen stood out as being the best qualified. Before coming here she worked … Continue reading

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Lorna putting out flags along the main trail at the PGT To help you find your way around, Lorna and I put out yellow marking flags along the main trail today. The yellow flags take you from the PGT Center … Continue reading

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Seeking Horticulturist for the PGT

We’re eager to fill a new position for a horticulturist at the Prairie Garden Trust. Here’s the job announcement if you’re interested or know of someone who might be: Horticulturist Prairie Garden Trust New Bloomfield, MO Salary: Approx. $36,000/year Benefits: … Continue reading

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1,000 new plants

Merv delivered plants tonight Merv Wallace delivered 1,000 potted wildflowers for us to plant this week. We’ve been getting plants from Merv since the PGT started a couple decades ago. That is around the time that he started Missouri Wildflowers … Continue reading

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