Garden Plants

GGW Plant Pick of The Month- Pennisetum

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In search of inspiration I ventured to the Missouri Botanical Garden last week. In the back corner of the Trial Gardens at the Kemper Center I stumbled across a stunning new ornamental millet, Pennisetum glaucum 'Jade Princess'.  This upright, mounded variety with chartreuse leaves and dark maroon, pollen-less seedheads reaches 36-48"H x 18-24"W. It is [...]

GGW Plant Pick of The Month- Zinnia

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Twenty-five years ago, as an adolescent, I developed an unexpected friendship with an elderly woman who lived down the street. Mabel Hart Crooks had an elaborate yard, filled with beautiful blooming plants. She was in her mid 90's and needed some help with maintenance- mowing, weeding, pruning and occasionally planting. I was 13 and wanted [...]