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Fri Jun 01, 2018 9 AM

Memphis Botanic Garden acquires young “Corpse Flower” named Hank!
For Immediate Release: The Memphis Botanic Garden is excited to announce the arrival of "Hank: an Amorphophallus titanium (Titan Arem), or, as more commonly known - "Corpse Flower:. Hank is only two years old and will needto mature to at least seven years of age before blooming for the first time. After that, with luck, he will re-bloom every three years or so.

Interest in the corpse flower comes from its size - it is the largest unbranched inflorescence (flower) in the plant kingdom, powerful stink, and fleeting presence. Referred to as the corpse flower or stinky plant, its putrid smell is most potent during peak bloom at night into the early morning. The odor of the flower attracts carrion flies that help pollinate it.

The corpse flower does not have an annual blooming cycle. The bloom emerges from, and energy is stored in, a huge underground stem called a "corm." The plant blooms only when sufficient energy is accumulated, making time between flowering unpredictable, spanning from a few years to more than a decade. It requires very special conditions, including warm day and night temperatures and high humidity, making botanic gardens like ours well suited to support this strange plant outside of its natural range. While not normally on public display as we nurture his growth, Hank will be available for viewing in our Visitor Center beginning Tuesday, May 1st for only one week.

This plant is native to the tropical rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia, and first became known to science in 1878 and to the United States in the 1930’s. In its natural habitat, the corpse flower can grow up to 12 feet tall. Hank currently is about 4 feet tall, having doubled in size since the Memphis Botanic Garden acquired it some months ago.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://memphisbotanicgarden.com

Target Bloom Date: est. May 2025!

 

Sat Jun 02, 2018 9 AM - 4 PM

THROUGH OUR GARDEN GATES Garden Tour (Event Held Rain or Shine)
This is the 9th annual Garden Tour presented by the Memphis Area Master Gardeners which has fast become an annual ritual for garden enthusiasts. This year it features five gardens all within an eight mile radius of each other making it easy to visit all five gardens! In addition to inspiring gardents to give you design ideas and solutions to common problems, there will be a plant sale of locally grown plants from the Memphis Botanic Garden, detailed plant lists available at each garden, as well as garden experts to answer questions and demonstrations to help you become a master of your garden!
Each of our gardens has a distinct personality and special feature that make each a joy to behold.
Download this map link for directions: https:/goo.gl/maps/MAzMQ8Zvhes
Website: http://memphisareamastergardeners.org/togg.htm
 

Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:30 AM - 12 PM

GARDEN WORKSHOP: 'HYDRANGEAS: PRUNING, CARE, AND CULTURE' WITH LINDA ORTON
Description:Hydrangeas: Pruning, Care, and Culture with Linda Orton, Co-founder, Mid-South Hydrangea Society
Saturday, June 2 | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Catmur Horticulture Building
Get tips on when and how to prune all of the different types of hydrangeas and how to care for them. Linda will discuss and show some of her favorites.
Members $10; non-members $15
To register, please call (901) 761-5250.

Location: Dixon Gardens, Catmur Hort Bldg, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Jun 02, 2018 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds by Greg Touliatos
Urban Earth Garden Center is located at 80 Flicker Street, Memphis, TN 38104
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center
Phone: 901-323-0031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Jun 09, 2018 8 AM - 2 PM

Mid-South Hydrangea Society 14th Annual Bloomin’ in June Plant Sale, Speaker & Garden Tour
8-10 am - Hydrangea Plant Sale, west side parking lot, Dixon Gallery and Gardens
10-11 - Speaker presentation by Tom Ranney - "Making Plants from Scratch: New Plant introductions, including hydrangeas. - Dixon Winegardner Auditorium
11 - 2 - Garden tours - Details to come
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117 and East Memphis homes

For more information click here.

   

Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Herbal Work Study: Sugars and Salts
8:00 am sign in.
The first two hours will be spent weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, or whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden. The last hour will be spent learning about herbs: making and using Sugars and Salts. I will have cold water and bug spray available, you bring your favorite hand tools for weeding and grooming (soil knives, Cape Cod weeders, old kitchen knives, trowels, pruners, gloves, etc. – no hoes or rakes needed, though). If you want to actually participate in the sugars and salts class (instead of just watching), please bring the following: two sandwich baggies with ½ cup of sugar in one, and ½ cup salt in the other, a bowl or cup big enough to hold the sugar and salt, a cutting board, knife, extra sandwich size baggies, and plastic grocery bags. Everyone will get to go home with a handout that includes tips and recipes. Please arrive at the Horticulture Building in the south end of the parking lot between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The group will leave the building promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please dress appropriately: sun hats and closed toe shoes are suggested. Please note: this learning opportunity is “purchased” via a barter system: you must work the first two hours (8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) to attend the last hour of class (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.), making this a free event!). If you have any questions not covered here, call Sherri McCalla @ 901-636-4134.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Contact: Sherri McCalla
Phone: 901-636-4134
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Jun 09, 2018 9 AM - 11 AM

June Garden Chores with Jim Crowder
Join Jim Crowder and get a jump on summer garden chores. This session deals with organic and traditional control of insects and disease through cultural practices and pesticide use. Bring your questions, your problems, and your neighbors! No registration necessary. $5 MBG members/$15 nonmembers.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Jun 09, 2018 9 AM - 12 PM

Ask A Master Gardener Clinic
Trained Master Gardeners are available at our Ask a Master Gardener Clinics to provide you with the latest University of Tennessee research-based home gardening information.
Location: Lowe's in Memphis at 585 N Perkins Rd, Memphis 38122
Phone: 901-752-1207


 

Sat Jun 09, 2018 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Perennials, New & Surprising by Jeane Guidi, Melodia Hill Plant Farm
Urban Earth Garden Center is located at 80 Flicker Street, Memphis, TN 38104
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center
Phone: 901-323-0031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Thu Jun 14, 2018 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn: What is the TN Extension Master Gardener Program
Speaker: Dr. Chris Cooper
Location: Shelby County Extension Office Agricenter International 7777 Walnut Grove Road Memphis TN 38120
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: bleigh1@utk.edu


 

Sat Jun 16, 2018 8 AM

Memphis Horticultural Society Members Field Trip – Tour of Dr. Victor Maddox’s Rare Plant Collection
FOR MEMPHIS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEMBERS ONLY!
Dr. Victor Maddox, Senior Research Associate at Mississippi State University, has had a lifelong fascination with plants that has inspired him to collect thousands of specimens from all over the globe. His collection is housed on 9 acres near Maben, MS and includes both outdoor plants and several greenhouses.

Dr. Maddox holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture with a minor in botany from Southeast Missouri State University, a master’s degree from MSU in agronomy and a doctorate from MSU in agronomy specializing in turf and native grasses, with a minor in plant taxonomy. During college, he managed a private university collection of about 7,000 hybrid orchids, some dating to the 1940s. Now he manages his personal collection. The collection is arranged thematically with Old World plants from Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe in front of the house. The backyard has plants from the New World — North and South America.

Join us for this opportunity to tour Dr. Maddox’s rare plant collection.

Details to come . . .
 

Sat Jun 16, 2018 9 AM - 12 PM

Ask A Master Gardener Clinic
Trained Master Gardeners are available at our Ask a Master Gardener Clinics to provide you with the latest University of Tennessee research-based home gardening information.
Location: Lowes in Collierville, 425 New Byhalia Rd, Collierville 38017
Phone: 901-752-1207


 

Thu Jun 21, 2018 6 PM

30 Thursdays at Botanic Gardens - Nature at Night
Join Horticulture staff member Carson Ellis for a guided stroll through the Butterfly Garden. Free with Garden Admission. For more information, visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/30thursdays.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/30thursdays
 

Sat Jun 23, 2018 9 AM - 12 PM

Ask A Master Gardener Clinic
Trained Master Gardeners are available at our Ask a Master Gardener Clinics to provide you with the latest University of Tennessee research-based home gardening information.
Location: Lowe's in Memphis at 585 N Perkins Rd, Memphis 38122
Phone: 901-752-1207


 

Thu Jul 26, 2018 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn: Summer Diseases & Insect Control on Plants
Speakers: Wayne Battle, UT County Director, Haywood County
Location: Shelby County Extension Office Agricenter International 7777 Walnut Grove Road Memphis TN 38120
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: bleigh1@utk.edu


 

Tue Aug 07, 2018 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Hort Society Meeting
Topic: Introduction to Nonconnah Creek Conservancy, Urban Forest Project and The Compost Fairy with Mike Larrivee, Environmental Scientist.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Thu Aug 09, 2018 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn: Beneficial Insects
Speaker: Tonya Ashworth, Garden Expert
Location: Shelby County Extension Office Agricenter International 7777 Walnut Grove Road Memphis TN 38120
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: bleigh1@utk.edu


 

Sat Aug 25, 2018 1 PM - 4 PM

West TN Iris Society Iris Rhizome Sale
Iris rhizome sale: the vast majority were grown at the public garden located just north of the railroad tracks at West Street in Germantown. More information at http://wtis-iris.com
Location: Pickering Center 7771 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN 38138
Contact: Scott Hall
Email: info2wtis-iris.com
Website: http://wtis-iris.com/sale.html
 

Tue Sep 04, 2018 7 PM

Memphis Hort Society Mtg - Slow Flowers: The Local Cut Flower Trade
Speaker: Brandon Pugh, Delta Sol Growers
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Thu Sep 20, 2018 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn: The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs
Speaker: Booker T Leigh, UT Extension Agent
Location: Shelby County Extension Office Agricenter International 7777 Walnut Grove Road Memphis TN 38120
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: bleigh1@utk.edu


 

Tue Oct 02, 2018 7 PM

Memphis Hort Society Mtg - Mushrooms
Speaker: Margie Hunter, author of Gardening with Native Plants of Tennessee and blog: www.hikinginthesmokies.wordpress.com.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Fri Oct 26, 2018

Native Plant Conference
Memphis Horticulture Society - 2018 Native Plant Conference - Cultivate Wild
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org

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Sat Oct 27, 2018

Native Plant Conference
Memphis Horticulture Society - 2018 Native Plant Conference - Cultivate Wild
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 7 PM

Memphis Hort Society Meeting - Epimediums: Jewels of the Shade
Speaker: Karen Perkins, owner of Garden Vision Epimediums.Website is www.epimediums.com

Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

UT/TSU Shelby County Extension Office
Agricenter International - Wing B
7777 Walnut Grove Rd,
Memphis TN 38120.
Phone: 901-752-1207 Fax: 901-752-6240