The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden with Kelly Norris

Our special guest today is Kelly Norris, author, speaker, and Director of Horticulture & Education at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.  

Learn more about all the wonderful things Kelly is doing on his website:

Follow his latest garden project at his home at

Botanical Blues - At the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Take a break from the winter cold and warm up in the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden's tropical conservatory while enjoying some of the best blues music in the Midwest. All concerts run from 2-4 p.m. every Sunday from January through March.

Find the detailed schedule on their website!

Purple Flowers

Pantone color of the year is Ultra Violet.

Here is our list of our favorite purple flowers:

  • Heliotrope 
  • Old-fashioned purple petunia
  • Scent-sation Lilac
  • Pansy & Violet
  • Hyacinth Bean
  • Allium (ornamental onion)
  • Purple Smoke Baptisia

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