Plant-Animal Connections


Plant-Animal Connections

About This Issue: The Birds and the Bees and Sex in the Trees

Thomas S. Hecker
A plant-animal exhibit expert now helping others find success in the field introduces this issue's contributors and the unique approaches being undertaken at botanical gardens, zoos, and aquaria to create rewarding and memorable plant-animal connections.

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Aquascaping: Finding the “Sweet Spot”

Charlene Nash
Seventeen years ago, the Tennessee Aquarium opened its doors as the world's largest freshwater aquarium. Their aquarium horticulturist gives an inside look at
the highs and lows a...

Aquascaping: Finding the “Sweet Spot”
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Considerations for a Horticulturist among Animals: Gardening in the National Aquarium Institute

Christa Partain
The senior horticulturist at the National Aquarium in Baltimore shares the strategies and holistic approaches that go into creating outstanding horticultural exhibits while battling mischievous saboteurs.

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Insectary Gardening at Lotusland

Virginia Hayes
Delightful harmony emerges throughout acres of grounds and gardens when a well-designed and wellcared-for butterfly garden is in the mix. Lotusland's curator of the living collection offers her Garden's recipe for success.

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Bugs, Butterflies, and Botany at the Cockrell Butterfly Center

Nancy Grieg
Plants and insects (the "good," the "bad," and the "ugly") are engaging, inspiring, and educating guests through exhibits and programs, web site blogs, and community outreach at the Houston Museum's Cockrell Butterfly Center. The Center's executive dire...

Bugs, Butterflies, and Botany at the Cockrell Butterfly Center
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Cutting-Edge Animal Immersion Exhibits at Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cynthia Druckenbrod
A passion for portraying ecosystems as realistically as possible is reflected in the Cleveland Botanical Garden's intricate Costa Rica and Malagasy exhibits. The director of horticulture takes us behind the scenes.

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“MV Wildtype”: Acting Locally on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard

Timothy Boland
The Polly Hill Arboretum's executive director describes strategies developed to spread the good news about native plants to a community in order to counteract the loss of precious local habitat and preserve an island's unique biological heritage for ...

“MV Wildtype”: Acting Locally on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard
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NAPCC Collection Profile: The Rose Collection at Montreal Botanical Garden

Stéphane M. Bailleul and Claire Laberge
The Montreal garden's botanist in charge of collections management and rose garden curator share the history of a remarkable collection that was officially recognized by the North American Plant Collections Consortium (N...

NAPCC Collection Profile: The Rose Collection at Montreal Botanical Garden
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Celebrating the Global Garden The Missouri Botanical Garden: Green for 150 Years

Julie Bierach
Two hundred years ago, a young Englishman exploring his new homeland stumbled upon a remarkable piece of land in the Missouri wilderness. As the saying goes, "the rest is history." Join Missouri Botanical Garden's public information officer as she ref...

Celebrating the Global Garden The Missouri Botanical Garden: Green for 150 Years
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Book Review: Mabberley’s Plant-book

Tim Thibault
A report on the pros and cons of the third edition of the comprehensive pocket reference, Mabberley's Plant-book: A Portable Dictionary of Plants, their Classification and Uses.

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Book Review The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice

Kelly Ogrodnik
An examination of The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice, which focuses on the inroads made by the environmental sustainability movement in the museum world.

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Growing Greener: Answers to Your Questions About Sustainability

Janet Marinelli

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