Category: Gardens

Phoebe Cook Lecture: Page Dickey

The Phoebe Cook Lecture series brings outstanding speakers in horticulture, conservation, and floriculture to Memphis, and was established and endowed by the late Phoebe Cook Welsh in memory of her mother, Phoebe Cook. Gifts from the Welsh family, the Memphis Garden Club, and friends in the Memphis community continue to fund this series.  Page Dickey, acclaimed author of eight books, garden designer, and co-founder of The Garden Conservancy. Page has been writing about and... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Science Experiment: Why Leaves Change Color

Why do leaves change color? We are going to use chromatography to see why they do! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, October 24, 2020
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Late Summer Gardens Part Two

We are ending the summer season with a look at a few native plants with Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture. Visit the Dixon in all seasons!   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Late Summer Gardens Part One

Join us as we tour late #summerblooms in the gardens and prepare for the fall with Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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Caladiums with Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture

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Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, August 13, 2020
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Nature Experiment: Warm and Cold Fronts

Bring the weather indoors with this fun kitchen experiment! Learn how warm and cold fronts move and mix with some simple supplies you can find at home. Click here to download the activiy sheet.  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, May 28, 2020
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From Our Garden: Verbena Bonariensis

Enjoy a glimpse from our garden to your with Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Nature Activity: Little Ones in the Garden

A grab bag of backyard/garden activities for ages 1-4, click here to download the activity sheet.  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Virtual Backgrounds

As a thank you to everyone who supported the Dixon during #GivingTuesdayNow and has continued to give through our annual fund , we wanted to bring the beauty of art and gardens to you virtually. These custom Zoom backgrounds are a great way to show your love of the Dixon during your next virtual hangout, meeting, or lesson. These can also work as desktop background for more computers. These are free for anyone to use, enjoy! While these are a thank you, the are free to anyone... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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Nature Activity: Recycled Greenhouse Dioramas

MATERIALS:  Recycled box Toilet paper or paper towel rolls Markers Scrap paper Pencil or pen Scissors Glue ACTIVITY:  STEP 1: First, you need to collect a recycled box for the outside of your greenhouse. STEP 2: Cut off one side of the box so that you have an open top. (If yourbox has flaps, cut those off, too.) STEP 3: Decorate your greenhouse. You can add shelves, pots, and raised beds by using toilet paper or paper towel rolls. STEP 4:... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, May 14, 2020
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#TeamTuesday: Adam Queen

Adam Queen is a horticulturalist at The Dixon and a part time urban farmer at Rolling Along Farms. He has been working at The Dixon since early 2019. Adam works in the cutting garden and greenhouses with the guidance of the greenhouse manager growing cut flowers from seed for the bi-weekly arrangements in the museum. Some specific flower species can take as long as four months from seed to harvest! This becomes quite the commitment as they require constant attention, meaning any number of... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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Native Plants: Dwarf Iris

Learn about a variety of native plants with Director of Horticulture Dale Skaggs. Today we are taking a look at the Dwarf iris.  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 23, 2020
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