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Activity | Endangered Plants Coloring Sheets

Activity | Endangered Plants Coloring Sheets

Share these fun and simple coloring sheets of endangered Garden plants with the kids (and grown-up kids) in your life. Explore the things we can do to ensure these iconic plants remain for generations to come. Simply drag the images below to your desktop, and print!...
Diversity Through People and Plants

Diversity Through People and Plants

During Diversity Month, the Garden is sharing stories of people, their relationship with plants and the important role diversity plays for both. It may not seem so obvious to urban dwellers, but throughout history, people and the plants they live among have been...
Pollinator Plant Propagation

Pollinator Plant Propagation

Garden research is highlighting the importance of native plants for conservation of ecosystems and many types of animals, including pollinators. However, there is a lack of native plant material available for building habitat–from small backyard projects to large...
Assessing Suitability of Native Milkweeds

Assessing Suitability of Native Milkweeds

Milkweeds (Asclepias spp.) are the sole hostplant for monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Monarch caterpillars must consume milkweeds to survive. As monarchs are facing drastic declines, largely tied to loss of plant habitat, the Garden’s pollinator...
Celebrating Black History Month | George Washington Carver

Celebrating Black History Month | George Washington Carver

The most prominent black scientist of the 20th century George Washington Carver was born in Missouri in 1865. As a child, he spent a lot of time outdoors working in a garden and became fascinated with plants. In the 1880s he attended Iowa State Agricultural College in...

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