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Gardening in the Ozarks


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A *National* Hosta Garden in the Ozarks
The gorgeous Hosta Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens has a brand new section here. We've been working to improve it for quite some time and have added new pictures, new information, and many new hosta varieties. If you, like so many, had bookmarked that section, please go to the new page and bookmark it for easy access. Now an American Hosta Society National Hosta Display Garden, one of only 18 in the U.S., this wonderful Garden can be seen in person at 2400 S. Scenic Ave. in Springfield, Missouri. And you can see it here by clicking The Hosta Garden.


Welcome to OzarksGardens.com, a website about gardeners, gardening, and nature in the Ozarks region of the United States, especially in the towns and countryside around Springfield, Missouri.


Our goal? Simply to share gardening news, tips, wit, and wisdom, and help everyone in the Ozarks and similar climates find the best plants for our gardens.


QUESTION: What's the best way to use this website?

      It's easy. OzarksGardens.com has three simple goals:

      1) The first goal--to help folks find plants for their gardens that really thrive in the Ozarks and to provide some tips on how to grow them. Every plant that appears here does beautifully in our region and all similar climates.

      2) to give a richer, broader, clearer picture of gardening in our region;

      3) to have some fun.

      You can browse here at your leisure or do searches--a search for "hosta," for example, will turn up a great many varieties, and you can search for plant characteristics such as colors or types. The search engine isn't perfect; like gardening, it can return some odd results, but most will be useful.

      The best approach to the website is to relax, take your time, and enjoy whatever you find here. And you don't have to see everything in one visit; you can always come back when you have more time. We'll still be here.

     

That said, the links at left lead to lots of discoveries. And don't miss Today's Notes.






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