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Insider Tour – IUCN Listed Species

One of Peckerwood’s primary missions is to serve as a habitat for plants which are in serious decline in their native regions. Additionally, our goal is to propagate these plants and extend them into the hands of other botanical gardens and those of ordinary gardeners. For example, Glyptostrobus pensilis, one of the newest additions to […]
By : Craig Jackson | Jan 28, 2020

Insider Tour – Oaks

There are approximately 600 extant oak species, of which 160 are native to Mexico (109 endemic), 90 to the US, 40 to Texas and 100 to China. Because of its diversity, Mexico was considered, until recently, by many scientists to be the center of worldwide distribution of oaks; however, based on a large sample of […]
By : Craig Jackson | Jan 3, 2020

Insider Tour – North Dry Garden

Insider Tour: North Dry Garden & Palm and Magnolia Circle The area north of Dry Creek is home to some of the oldest plants in the garden since it is part of the original purchase. Here you’ll find a wide selection of magnolias, conifers, succulents and mahonias — many collected during trips to northeastern Mexico. […]
By : Craig Jackson | Jan 3, 2020

Insider Tour – Palms

The Palms of Peckerwood Garden Introduction – Palms are a diverse (approximately 2500 species) family (Arecaceae) of flowering plants (angiosperms) which start as a single-root producing seed (monocot) that eventually produces a trunk (stem) from which are produced leaves or flowers and fruit (drupe). Unless otherwise noted, palms mostly propagate by seed. Typical of monocots, […]
By : Craig Jackson | Jan 3, 2020

Insider Tour – Early Winter Interest

Early Winter Interest Plants (Dec-Jan) Prunus mume (Flowering Apricot) • ‘Contorta’ – earliest flowering – around Christmas/early Jan –white with contorted branches • ‘Pink Panther’ – double flower – mid-Jan • Unknown white single –mid-Jan Mahonia (Asian species and hybrids) • Mahonia x media (many named but very similar cultivars • Mahonia x lindsayae ‘Cantab’ […]
By : Craig Jackson | Dec 5, 2019

Sixth Annual Taking Root Luncheon a Success, 2019

Our sixth annual Taking Root luncheon, held last month at the Junior League in Houston, was another success. I hope you were one of the lucky guests who got to hear Tony Avent speak at the luncheon. If you didn’t, you missed a dynamic and entertaining presentation in which Tony made a very compelling argument […]
By : Craig Jackson | Nov 29, 2019

Insider Tour – Conifers

Conifer – Member of coniferales order. Cone bearing, needle or scale-like leaves, resinous sap, wind pollinated Tour themes: Effects of lighting on tree form. Heat tolerance. Leaf shape and rigidity. Soil preference. Juniperus virginiana ‘Glauca Compacta’. Dioecious Taxodium mucronatum (Montezuma Cypress) – Female cones smaller, disjoint range (disagreement), evenly distributed stoma, knees rare, drops branches […]
By : Craig Jackson | Nov 1, 2019

March 2019 Newsletter

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By : OfficeManager | Mar 22, 2019

January 2019 Newsletter
By : OfficeManager | Jan 4, 2019

An Exciting and Productive Seed Collecting Expedition in Central Texas

Less than a week after our oak collecting trip through the Trans-Pecos region (see last newsletter), I barely settled in before I was off with a new group of collaborators for a two week journey from the southern “Hill Country” northward to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Organized by Boyce Tankersley from Chicago Botanic Garden through […]
By : OfficeManager | Dec 19, 2018

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By : OfficeManager | Dec 15, 2018
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