In the heart of Columbia, Capen Park provides the community an example of unspoiled regional ecology, recreational trails and paths, and a study garden of Missouri native plants and wildflowers.
About Capen Garden
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Fall color looks good on these problem species. Bush honeysuckle leaves remain green (December) making the plant easy to spot for removal. Bright red berries are enticing and the birds who will eat them will deposit the seeds throughout their … Continue reading
December – dry garden blooms sit on their stalks. Pearlescent in the afternoon sunlight, woody pods hold the seeds, mature and ready to drop or to be blown to new garden space. Next year’s germination process begins.
The native plant and rain garden shares a common mission with the city’s composting education site. The area is dedicated to learning about the uses, benefits, and natural processes of plants, in the stages of growing or decomposing. The city mulch site borders the east side of the space.
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The month has turned hot and dry. Temperatures by afternoon are high 80s and mid-90s. The garden still looks full after the wetter early summer with much in bloom; but we notice very few pollinators, in fact, only one small … Continue reading