Ornamental grasses have become a popular plant in the landscape. They are easy to care for, drought tolerant once established, and have multiple seasons of interest. Below are grasses that provide interest throughout the winter at the farm. Saccharum arundinaceum hardy sugar cane Panicum virgatum ‘Thundercloud’ Thundercloud switchgrass Panicum virgatum ‘Cloud Nine’… read more >
On behalf of the Moore Farms Botanical Garden staff, we’d like to wish everyone a safe and joyful holiday season! As a side note, we’d also like to congratulate everyone on surviving the Mayan end of the world on 12/21.
With all the fuss over scientific names and correct pronunciations, often the common names are easier to reference. Even so, many are cleverly named for their resemblance to animals. CAUTION: All of these plants live within the confines of a greenhouse. Born and bred in captivity, but still capable of having a wild side! Burrow’s Tail – a bit slow… read more >
Hello all, it’s time for a mid December report on some of our favorite cool season vegetables. 1. Red Pac Choi This little guy continues to impress with tight rosettes of sumptuous purple leaves that contrast well with bright greens and yellows. As with many of these Asian greens, planting in groups tends to be most effective. 2. … read more >
If you’ve visited Moore Farms Botanical Garden in the past year, you’ve probably seen our spectacular green roof. But did you know we’re also in the process of installing a one-of-a-kind green wall as well? The support system was designed in-house specifically to fit the building. The structure was painted to seal and protect the metal in preparation… read more >