Poplar Bluff Garden Club

Poplar Bluff Garden Club

Crepe Myrtles


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Each year, we plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day. We also plant petunias at City Hall every May, are planting crepe myrtles at the entrance of the Industrial Park, place wreathes on the Blue Star Memorial at the Chamber of Commerce, promote city-wide plantings of crepe myrtles, sell historical railroad, limited edition, prints to raise money to restore the Poplar Bluff railroad steps, library landscaping, and sponsor a Senior Plant Show at the Senior Citizen Twin Towers complex.

Petunia Planting at Poplar Bluff City Hall

Poplar Bluff City Hall Petunias

City Petunia Planting 2012

Poplar Bluff City Hall Petunias 2012

Poplar Bluff Garden Club is also in charge of the project at the Public Library. With the assistance of the Sears Youth Center, we planted 2 Dogwood Trees, 1 Flowering Hawthorne Tree, 5 Crepe Myrtle's, 650 daffodil bulbs, double flower pots at each entrance and mulched around all the trees and shrubs. Springtime is beautiful! The young men from Sears are very much appreciated and are very hard workers. Each year we maintain the mulch and any other library landscape project that may arise.

We also have an on-going project to make Poplar Bluff the CREPE MYRTLE CAPITAL OF MISSOURI. Please see our Crepe Myrtle Project Page.

Members of the Poplar Bluff Garden Club, FGCM,  planted three Crepe Myrtles at the Butler County Health Clinic.  This is a new 2011 project for the club.  In the picture is Beverly Hargrove, representative of the health clinic; Freda Wilkerson, Gloria Wilson, Sharon Beck, Jane Arnold and Connie Warren all members of the club posing after preparing the soil and planting the crepes.


A Secret Garden has been planted at Willhaven Residential home by the Poplar Bluff Garden Club. The Sears Youth Center prepared the holes while the garden club planted 24 crepe myrtle's. An arbor archway leads you into a butterfly garden where you can't help but notice the dual swan birdbath, all surrounded by 12 crepe myrtle's, The other crepes were planted along the drive. We have since added seats and a bird bath and every year plant new annuals and some more perenials. Thank you very much,Sears Youth Center.

Poplar Bluff Garden Club

In 2005 we planted 300 daffodil bulbs in the Potters Cemetery Field on Main Street. These bulbs were donated by Judy Duncan of our club.

Annual Arbor Day Presentation in Poplar Bluff

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  • Arbor Day 2012Cindy Boyers welcomes one of four group of Kindergarteners to our Arbor Day program.
  • Judy Duncan teaches the kids how to remember the name of Julius Sterling Morton, Arbor Day founder.
  • Alana Debord tells the students about "Linc", Poplar Bluff's own Johnny Appleseed.
  • Cindy shows one of four groups pinecones, gum balls, etc. that can one day grow into a tree.
  • Another Julius Ceasar
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Poplar Bluff Garden Tour

Poplar Bluff Garden Tour

Senior Citizen Plant Show Poplar Bluff

Plant Show