In 1986, the rose became America’s national flower, succeeding where more than 70 bills had previously failed. The rose’s top competitor was the marigold, a cause that had been championed for years by the late Illinois Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen who noted it was native to America and thrived in all 50 states. An aide…
Scroll Through the Garden: October
See the Garden in its October colors in these 30 favorite photos of the month.
Scroll Through the Garden: September
September is the final month of summer, and its autumnal equinox ushers in the fall season. Take a scroll through the bright blooms of late summer and the first hints of fall color.
Scroll Through Summer: August
Scroll through summer with the top 30 photos from the Missouri Botanical Garden this August.
Roses in Your Garden
Revered for its beauty, the rose has long been a popular flower among everyone from royals to home gardeners. They can be difficult to maintain, but the payoff of charming flowers is well worth the effort. Whether you’re trying to maintain the splendor of your existing roses or add more beauty to your garden, spring…
Rose Rosette: The “Witches’ Broom of Rose”
Roses have been among the most beautiful highlights of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s living collections for more than a century, but the rose plants currently on display in the Gladney Rose Garden and Lehmann Rose Garden are relatively new to Garden grounds. Between 2012 and 2013, every rose rose plant in the Garden had to…
Celebrating 100 Years of the Gladney Rose Garden
Roses have always been an integral facet of the collections presented at the Missouri Botanical Garden, beginning with Garden founder, Henry Shaw. Shaw authored a book titled The Rose in 1882 about the red rose, a recognized emblem of England, his home country. “Human art can neither color nor describe so fair a flower,” Shaw…