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So many seeds, so little time….

The 88 species of wildflower seeds arrived like an early Christmas gift. Now we just have to scatter them across the newly opened or burned prairies, savanna/woods and stream edges. They came from a variety of wonderful seed sources: Missouri … Continue reading

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Strawberry Bush Surprise

Seeing a new, colorful plant appear—especially when it’s a native one—adds a happy surprise to an everyday walk. Although I’m sure we’ve passed the small plant for a year or two most days, we hadn’t  noticed it until the seedpods … Continue reading

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Late summer blooms at the Prairie Garden Trust

Golden flowers suddenly popped up all over in the past week—especially in the prairie planting that’s just two years old. Tall coreopsis (coreopsis tripteris) is especially abundant this year—whether it’s where we planted it or not. As I walked along … Continue reading

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New Native Plants in Special Places

A few months ago, Henry, Matt Barnes (our groundskeeper) and I drove around with Merv Wallace (owner of Missouri Wildlflowers Nursery) to identify some spots that could use an extra burst of native flowers. Merv delivered the plants last week … Continue reading

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