Thursday, May 7, 2009
MOBOT Selling Off Surplus Plants -- To You
By Nicholas Phillips
on Thu, May 7, 2009 at 2:50 PM
Missouri Botanical Garden
liquidates this season's surplus plants, older white ladies with short hair have converged like a swarm of ravenous locusts.
On offer at 4344 Shaw Boulevard
are perennials, annuals and also weird stuff you won't easily find elsewhere (like tropicals -- all the rage right now among horticultural types).
All of these excess specimens were grown for the garden, but the staff didn't end up using them. So today you can buy them.
Proceeds will apparently be going to the Garden's horticulture department for education and travel.
Until 4 p.m. today, you've got a chance to witness one of Nature's great mysteries: as the