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August 4, 2015

The Elusive Crystal Bridges Gardener

When you work outside, amongst nature, I suppose you tend to blend in to the […]
April 20, 2015

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 […]
August 22, 2014

Gardening up Close

I’ve always been a detail-orientated kind of person, which is good because my job is […]
March 10, 2014

Trilliums and Guns N’ Roses (The native kind)

Do yourself a favor:  download the amazing rock ballad Patience by Guns N’ Roses and […]
January 23, 2014

Observing the Hidden Gems of Winter

Winter is a time for observations in nature. The architecture of an Ozark hardwood forest, […]
January 17, 2014

Garden Warfare: The Praying Mantid Approach

As we begin the lengthy process of cutting back our perennials and grasses, I am […]
December 23, 2013

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 […]
November 25, 2013

Predicting the Weather

Before The Weather Channel and meteorologists were available to help us get a handle on […]
October 1, 2013

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 24, 2013

Discovering (and Drawing) the Plants of Crystal Bridges

Let’s go through some classic duos:  Peanut butter and jelly, Lennon and McCartney, peas and […]
August 13, 2013

Butterflies at Crystal Bridges

In July, Crystal Bridges hosted a “Discover the Grounds” talk about the butterflies that can […]