The New Native Plant Garden

The New Native Plant Garden

Public Garden, Vol. 24, No. 4 - 2009

About this Issue: Native Gardens: They're Not Just Naturalistic Anymore

Janet Marinelli

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The Myth of the Messy, Weak Native Plant

Steve Windhager, PhD
Encouraging others to embrace these long misunderstood members of the plant world, the Lady Bird JohnsonWildflower Center uses native plants to complement all types of garden design.

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Creating a Native Plant Container Garden

Shawn Overstreet
Displaying plants that are most successful in the home landscape, the container garden "rooms" of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden seek to delight, educate, and inspire visitors.

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Native Plant Gardens at Shaw Nature Reserve

Kara Roggenkamp and Scott Woodbury
Displaying more than eight hundred Missouri native plant species, this renowned twenty-five-hundred-acre reserve shares its rich experiences in managing natural and restored landscapes and plant collections.

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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Native Plant Japanese Tea Garden

Andrew Wyatt
Set against a backdrop of California native plants, a tea garden, complete with an historic Japanese tea house, makes cross-cultural connections, while promoting the use of natives in diverse landscapes

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Ideas, Design, and Native Plants

A. Scott LaFleur
Garden in theWoods, a seventy-five-year-old native botanic garden in Massachusetts, has a new Idea Garden, whose ideas and concepts are being embraced by garden visitors.

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The Children’s Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Andrea DeLong-Amaya
A stunning new interactive children's garden will incorporate native plants and connect visitors of all ages with the natural heritage of Texas.

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A New Native Plant Garden The New York Botanical Garden

Todd Forrest
The recent surge of interest in the environment sustainability has created the perfect opportunity create a new kind of native plant garden.

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Viewpoint: Celebrating the Native Plant Diversity That Surrounds Us

Rick Lewandowski
An examination of the important role public gardens play in interpreting native plant diversity and its relationship to global conservation efforts.

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NAPCC Collection Profile: A Little Piece of China - Ex Situ Style

Mike Ecker
This year a genetic collection of 320 dawn-redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) at The Dawes Arboretum was granted member status by the NAPCC.

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Colors of Success: The New Naples Botanical Garden

Vivienne Dobbs
In November 2009, fifteen years after the first "seeds" for a botanical garden were planted in Naples, Florida, a 170-acre mosaic of new gardens and natural areas opened to the public. Naples Botanical Garden directors, past and present, share their ...

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Technology: Finding New Ways to Reach New Audiences in a Shifting Media Climate

Penn French
With a burgeoning attendance of nearly eight hundred thousand visitors a year, The Morton Arboretum's takes a highly strategic marketing approach, reaching new audiences by making old media work better and shifting resources to new digital media.

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