Native Plants at Noon
Third Thursdays in 2021
Live on Zoom and Facebook

Join Deep Roots and the Missouri Department of Conservation on your lunch break for a virtual garden walk!

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, plus helpful tips and tasks for native plant gardeners.

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Photo caption: Cydney Ross (L) and Alix Daniel ( R) tend plantings at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. Photo by MDC staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.

Dates:

January 21
February 18
March 18
April 15
April 22*
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

*Bonus Earth Day Episode!

Featured Speakers

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Cydney Ross

Cydney has always had a naturalist spirit, with her earliest memories hiking, camping, and gardening with her family. Her endless curiosity for wildlife, stewardship for the earth, and professional background in fine arts has led her to merge these passions to inspire others to get outdoors.


Alix Daniel

Alix Daniel is a Native Landscape Specialist at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center in Kansas City. In her position she combines her decade of landscaping experience with her love of nature. Her favorite flower (this year) is closed bottle gentian.

Previously, on Native Plants at Noon…

Native Landscape Specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross guide you through the landscape at the Anita B Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. This free series includes helpful tips on native plant identification, wildlife value, and maintenance advice for your native garden.

Native Plants at Noon – Episode One
Explore native plants for winter interest and wildlife benefit.

Native Plants at Noon – Episode Two
Native garden design, winter seed sowing, and some sweet dance moves.

Native Plants at Noon – Episode Three
Winter “weeds” and what you should do with them.

Native Plants at Noon – Episode Four
Spring blooms and garden tips with Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross.

Native Plants at Noon – Episode Five
Native Plants at Noon presents an Earth Day Celebration!

Native Plants at Noon – Episode Six
More spring blooms, three kinds of native iris, and advice on aphids.

Native Plants at Noon – Episode Seven
Coneflowers galore, plus tips on enjoying nature safely in the heat.

Native Plants at Noon – Episode Eight
Coneflowers and compass plants on a rainy afternoon at the Discovery Center.

Native Plants at Noon – Episode Nine
“Darn Yellow Composites” and why we love them!

Native Plants at Noon – Episode Ten
Celebrating monarchs and the nectar-rich plants they love!

Native Plants at Noon – Episode Eleven
SpoOoOoOoky October–Autumn Trees and Shrubs