TIGER GARDEN PLANT ADDITIONS

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FLOWER GARDEN IMPROVEMENTS

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GREENHOUSE START-UP 2021

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2020 brought a few changes to the Tiger Garden in the Asian Habitat area. In addition to the Boxwoods and Day Lillies that were planted in 2018, Hostas were transplanted in 2019 and Tiger Lillies added in 2020 to fill in the gaps on the north end of the garden. These plants are an understory to the Russian Rock Birch trees that have been established in this garden along with bulbs that adorn the memorial boulder in place. Wisteria will be added in 2021.

A few notable changes will be taking place in 2021. A small rock garden (Taylor's garden) has been established in the Asian Garden and volunteers will continue to upgrade the asian plants. If successful then expansion will be realized and more color may be introduced. Plans are also underway to install Asian shrubs in this area. Two new gardens in the Dell were started last year and new plants will be added for more texture and color.


Society volunteers are looking forward to a new season of flower raising.New plants will be nurtured and and planted in the pathway pots, weather permitting, March appears to be the month that activity heats up. This year, besides the arboretum gardens, plants will be nurtured for a flower pot expansion along the pathways and at the animal exhibits. Up to 20 pots will be distributed. 



HELP WANTED & CLASSIFIED ADS



We want you! The Botanical Park of Zoo Montana is looking for volunteers for the 2021 season. If you enjoy planting, growing and weeding then you may want to consider helping out during this season. This position is a learning and rewarding effort and offers a lifetime of experience. Individuals and organization may fill out the simple form on the right and a member of the society will be contacting you soon.

 

For more personalized information feel free to talk to the Zoo's volunteer coordinator (Jessica) or leave a message:


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Meeting Dates

The meeting dates for 2021 will be the first Thursday of the month. These dates will continue throughout the growing season

ZooMontana is honored to have been selected as a test site for Plant Select, an innovative gardening program through the Denver Botanical Society. An huge upgrade is planned for 2021.

Plant Select® is the country’s leading brand of plants designed to thrive in high plains and intermountain regions, offering plants that provide more beauty with less work so gardeners of all levels can achieve smart, stunning and successful gardens using fewer resources and with a more positive environmental impact.Plant Select’s goal is to create smart plant choices for a new American Landscape inspired by the Rocky Mountain Region.

Plants chosen for program exhibit these eight attributes:

  • Flourish with less water
  • Thrive in a broad range of conditions
  • Habitat-friendly
  • Tough and resilient in challenging climates
  • One of a kind/unique
  • Resist disease & insects
  • Long-lasting beauty
  • Non-invasive

Wanted! New and fresh pictures are needed for our Image Gallery Page. The society would like to share these photos with all visitors to the website. Just go to the Gallery page and follow the easy instructions. You can also share pics on our Facebook Page !


IMAGE GALLERY