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Giving Thanks

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This is good time of year to give thanks for all the things we have and I am thankful for lots of things here at the Garden. Thanks for all the grand trees we have.  They give us shade in the summer, structural beauty in the winter, wonderful fall color and budding hope in the…

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Gift the Gift of Camp

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Purchase a Gift Certificate for one full week of NatureKids Camp for $175 This offer is for members only. Certificates must be purchased by December 23, 2012. Gift Certificate must be used for a week of Camp during the Summer of 2013. This certificate is valid for a full week of NatureKids Camp for ages…

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What’s Your Favorite Season?

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The Garden is open 363 days a year and there is something to see every time you come. What is your favorite season?  Take the survey below and let us know when you like to visit. Yes, we know we don’t have an option for “I can’t pick just one.” We wanted to make this…

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Everything is coming up roses this fall

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October is a great time to see roses in the Garden. As the weather cools, roses perk up and start to bloom a little more vigorously before the really cold weather sets in. Come see the Bicentennial Rose Garden in its full glory this month. Also October 20-21, The Tidewater Rose Society will host its…

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Lions, Tigers & Bears . . . Oh My!

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I live in a botanical garden, not a zoo. However, I am not surprised that some people think about animals when they are here. Walking around the garden there is a veritable menagerie of plants with animal names. Let’s take a look at a few of them. Visitors on safari outside the education offices will…

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A Sad Day

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The removal of the nest is unpopular, sad, and unfortunate and for many of us at the Garden it is like a death in the family. 


Pokeweed

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Here is some information about pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) that was recently posted by the Kansas State University Extension Horticulture Division.  These plants are becoming increasingly apparent at this time of year in gardens and along roadsides.  Some of you may remember when this plant received a fair amount of airtime when Elvis Presley recorded a…

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Seeing Red

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With the temperature getting hotter, we are seeing a lot of red these days. There’s more red showing in the thermometer, people walking around the garden sometimes have red faces flush from the heat and exercise, and of course there are plenty of red flowering plants. This is especially true in the hummingbird garden. The…

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