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April 20, 2015
Meadow Blazingstar (Liatris ligulistylis)

Tax Day, Schmax Day: The REAL Meaning of April 15

April 15th…just another spring day, right?  The dogwoods and redbuds are blooming.  Robins are scouring […]
October 16, 2014
Tulip Tree Trail 2

Living Off the Land: Fall Forage at Crystal Bridges

Autumn has been rather hesitant this year.  Usually by this time, the trees are bursting […]
April 26, 2014
Stellar Pink Dogwood

A Bloom by Any Other Name…Cultivars at Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges’ breathtaking landscape features a wonderful balance of natural forest and well-groomed beds of […]
March 5, 2014
Holly 2

So Cold it Burns…

With frigid temperatures in the single digits and wind chills of negative numbers, some broad-leaf […]
October 29, 2013
Illustration by Hilary Hutter.

Kudzu: The Vine That Ate the South

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”  –Ralph Waldo […]
October 15, 2013
Beautyberry:  Callicarpa americana

October Plant of the Month: Beautyberry

October Plant of the Month is Beautyberry:  Callicarpa americana, (ka-lee-KAR-pa  a-mair-ee-KAY-na) When walking on the […]
October 1, 2013
The Monarch caterpillar is easily identified in its showy stripes and black antennae.

Crystal Bridges’ Contribution to the Population of the Monarch Butterfly

Some folks may see a caterpillar in their garden and think “I need to kill […]
September 3, 2013

Weed of the Month- Passionflower

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”                                      ― […]
August 30, 2013
A color plate from Catesby's "Hortus Europae Americanus: Collection of 85 Curious Trees and Shrubs

Books about Art & Nature

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art welcomes all to celebrate the American spirit in a […]