Category Archives: Garden Design

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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Rocks in Gardens

Merv Wallace building the Rock Pond I like rocks in gardens. If rocks are place properly they can enhance the look of a garden. They also give a sense of permanence; they endure. They are there in winter when many … Continue reading

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New Handbook for Landscaping with Native Plants

Landscaping with Native Plants A Gardener’s Guide for Missouri by Scott Woodbury An excellent new handbook on Landscaping with Native Plants has just been published by Shaw Nature Reserve. The 38-page book by Scott Woodbury is easy to read and … Continue reading

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Terra Design Studio selected for PGT Master Plan

Cindy Tyler of Terra Designs has been picked to lead the Master Planning process for the PGT. We invited the best Garden Design firms in the US to submit proposals. We interviewed Landscape Architects at 7 firms. It was a … Continue reading

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Trail Surface

Asphalt Trail at Jenkins Arboretum Every time we go to gardens now we are always looking down; we are trying to decide what kind of surface we want for the main loop trail at the PGT. What are the pros … Continue reading

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Professional Planting Design

Books on native plant gardening tend to focus all of their attention on the individual plants and how to manage the site to get them to live. Little attention is paid to how to arrange the plants to have an … Continue reading

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