Learn about monarch butterflies at MDC’s Shoal Creek Center in September

Online programs, monarch festival, and native plant sale are planned. JOPLIN, Mo. – September is a great month to learn about monarch butterflies in Missouri because this is when these fascinating and beneficial insects are migrating through the Show-Me State on their way to their wintering grounds in central Mexico. People can learn more about monarch butterflies and how humans can

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HELP WANTED

Area nurseries, garden centers, and birding stores are looking for active, energetic people to join their team. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this extensive list. Swan’s Water Gardens We are looking to add full time team members to our installation crew. Those who enjoy working outdoors, thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy a

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“Grow” a Junior Plant Parent!

You’ve heard of “Plant Parenting” so why not allow your kids to become junior plant parents? Children will get a kick out of becoming plant parents to these “baby” AAS Winners in their own gardens!  Patio Baby is a very early and highly productive eggplant with a compact habit, making it a great choice for containers. Deep purple, egg-shaped fruit should be

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2020 Year of the Lantana

Lantana has a rich history of being utilized in the garden for long-lasting, colorful blooms, superior heat tolerance and the ability to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Featuring clusters of bright colors, solid as well as multi-color, Lantana can be used in containers, landscaping and hanging baskets. In the 18th century, lantana was a popular greenhouse plant in Europe and breeding

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2019 HOSTA OF THE YEAR

Hosta ‘Lakeside Paisley Print’ One of the very best hostas to come from Mary Chastain!  This stunning hosta produces heart-shaped leaves with very wide, wavy, green margins.  The narrow, creamy white markings in the center of the leaves shoot out from the cream colored petioles in a feathery pattern.  Its thick substanced leaves make the perfect background for the cream

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