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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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Golden Light in the Morning

  The light in the open woods near Beaver Lake was magical this morning. Henry was out with his camera and caught it. We’re planning to put a paved trail from the visitor center to the lake and this is … Continue reading

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PGT Visitors on Magnificent Days

The past two days brought the most perfect, sunny, comfortable weather I’ve ever seen for a Missouri June. So we were incredibly fortunate to also have three groups visiting the PGT then. On Friday June 7, the Runge CAMP F.I.R.E. … Continue reading

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Wildflower Walk Saturday June 1 at the PGT

Spring blooms have just begun but we’re already planning ahead for our annual wildflower walk in late spring. Expert botanists George and Kay Yatskievych will lead the walk on Saturday June 1, 2013. We’ll start about 9 a.m. at the … Continue reading

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Sign up for Spring Birdwalk 2013!

The PGT spring birdwalk is scheduled for Saturday April 27, 2013. Ornithologist Jim D. Wilson agreed to lead us once again starting at 7 a.m. It’s free and fun. Sign up if you’d like to join us by emailing info@prairiegardentrust.org. … Continue reading

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New inspiration to enjoy native, wild foods

A new way to enjoy native plants (and animals) just appeared with the publication of “Cooking Wild in Missouri” by Bernadette Dryden. I made the mistake of opening to the incredible photos, tips and recipes just before lunch. Now I’m … Continue reading

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Thanks to Monsanto for Roundup

Any gardener knows that weeding is key to creating a great garden, just as any journalist knows editing is critical to a good story. At the Prairie Garden Trust, we’re in the whacking, weeding, editing phase of landscape care. Thanks … Continue reading

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The Big Melt

The water is running rapidly, the fields are turning to mush and the cardinals are singing at dawn. After being trapped by 16 or so inches of snow on top of an earlier 8 inches, we are emerging from the … Continue reading

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Surprise Sugarberry Tree

Yesterday we trudged through 10 inches of snow along the valley creek near the Caldwell pottery, looking for future tree removal work for Matt and Duncan. (There are several trees down along the hillside from previous thinning work and past … Continue reading

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Fox Squirrel Pauses for Picture

With more than 9 inches of sparkling snow and nowhere we need to go, this is one of those sit-by-the-fire days, those very quiet days, by the PGT. As we ate lunch, Henry caught sight of a fox squirrel, grabbed … Continue reading

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