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Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People

A reporter recently told me that the word “landscaping” appeals more to people today than “gardening” because it sounds like less work.

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Would you like to learn more about landscaping with Missouri's rich array of native plants? Download, print out and fill in this application out for MDC's upcoming March 14, 2015 Native Plant and Garden Seminar to participate.

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Native plant sale and workshop offered at Burr Oak Woods

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MDC will host a free native plant sale and workshop on how to make them thrive on March 19 at the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

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Natural Missouri... from the Road

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Even when glimpsed at highway speeds, native plants offer a sense of place.

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Nature Center hosts Native Plant & Garden Seminar

This free event is open to everyone ages 18 and up. Register by February 28.

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On to the Next Bed

On to the Next Bed

Volunteers begin planting another bed.

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Opportunities to Grow Native!

Learn how to use native plants in your home landscape.

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Image of Ozark witch-hazel.

Ozark Witch-Hazel

Hamamelis vernalis
Ozark witch-hazel is a large native shrub that grows along dry, rocky streambeds in southern and east-central Missouri. The flowers are yellow, ribbonlike and bloom as early as January. In the fall, the seeds are ejected forcefully, to a distance of up to 30 feet!

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Plant Poaching

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A rising demand for medicinal herbs is fueling plant piracy.

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