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August 22, 2014
American Basketflower

Gardening up Close

I’ve always been a detail-orientated kind of person, which is good because my job is […]
April 22, 2014
Bam!  Yeah

Today’s the Day: Carpe Flores!

One of the many perks of working at Crystal Bridges is that we are regularly […]
April 11, 2014
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It’s Spring! Get out and Eco Box!

It’s official!  The dogwoods on Crystal Bridges’ grounds have begun to bloom!  This is always […]
March 17, 2014
Bloodroot 2

True Blood (root)

This elusive native perennial once flourished throughout these Ozark woodland slopes; however bloodroot’s population is […]
March 10, 2014
White Trillium

Trilliums and Guns N’ Roses (The native kind)

Do yourself a favor:  download the amazing rock ballad Patience by Guns N’ Roses and […]
January 2, 2014
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ These gorgeous specimens are coming into bloom; here at Crystal Bridges we offer three hybrids Hamamelis x intermedia"‘Pallida

The Wickedly Holistic Witch Hazel

A highly valued native shrub, Ozark Witch Hazel (Hamamelis vernalis), derives its name from a […]
December 23, 2013
Rattlesnake Plantain

What’s in a Name? A Look at our Native Orchid Species

Our living collection at Crystal Bridges is a diverse one.  It includes 91 species and […]
December 3, 2013
Juniper berries

A Southern Christmas Tree- Juniperus virginiana

Traditionally, Christmas trees in the southern US were more often than not Eastern Red Cedars, […]
November 6, 2013
The American holly.

American Holly

As fall progresses and leaves fall from the trees, the forest reveals a glimmer of […]
November 2, 2013
Tulip Tree Trail

The Fall Forage Tour

As the first cool breeze blows into town, if you are anything like me, you […]
October 22, 2013
Dr. Neil Compton

Crystal Spring Gardens: A Legacy of Neil Compton

“What joy to discover such an unspoiled place and to observe its floral pageantry through […]
September 10, 2013
Great Blue Herons also hunt at Crystal Bridges. This one was spotted hunting fish and frogs on the upper pond.

A Float Trip with the Grounds Crew

On August 2nd, the Trails and Grounds team took a team-building canoe trip down the lower […]