Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Orchid Show
At this year's annual orchid show at the Missouri Botanical Garden, visitors can experience the tropical fantasy world depicted in Rousseau's paintings. The show, entitiled "A Tropical Journey: The Enchanted Jungle of Henri Rousseau," runs from January 27 through March 11, 2001 and includes blossoms from the garden's award-winning orchid collection, as well as some "big bugs" to entrance the children.

For more information, contact the Missouri Botanical Garden at (314) 577-5100 or Missouri Botanical Garden.


Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Potatoes are a staple in winter in my home. Adding a dash of rosemary and roasting the potatoes creates an elegant meal from this common vegetable.


12 small red potatoes (can be quartered)

2-3 tablespoons good olive oil

1 teaspoon chopped parsley

1 small garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 teaspoon pepper

6-8 sprigs fresh rosemary


Wash and dry potatoes (drying is essential to make coating stick). Toss in large bowl with rest of ingredients except the rosemary. Spread in baking dish or jellyroll pan sprayed with cooking spray. Snip 6-8 sprigs fresh rosemary and lay them on top. Bake 45 minutes at 400F, turning a couple of times. Remove rosemary to serve.

Serves 6 to 8.


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