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7 Meadow Plants We Love

Meadow Mayhem In 2017, the first annual Botanical Garden Summer Camp program took place in amid an artfully designed meadow. The square-in-square...

4 Flowers Perfect for Arrangements

Making the Cut In its finest form, flower arranging is high art. In more casual settings, cut flowers adorn modern living spaces as a celebration of...

The Seeds of Social Irrigation

The Origin of the Garden's Summer Concert Series In 2015, following the Garden’s renovation and transformation of 7 acres of outdoor space, our team...

Phenology: Tracking Plants in Bloom

When Do Plants Really Bloom in Des Moines? Phenology, the study of natural cycles and seasonal changes, is especially important in horticulture....

Buck Roses: A Midwestern Favorite

Buck Roses in the Wells Fargo Rose Garden Dr. Griffith Buck is a legend among gardeners. His surname applied to a rose equates to a badge of honor....

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