Native plants topic of next Ozark Heritage Garden Club meeting

Purple coneflower, a Missouri native plant, is one of several Jenny Middleton recommends for Monarch gardens.

The Ozark Heritage Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Theodosia United Methodist Church on Highway 160 in Theodosia. The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch hosted by Kay and Jerry Meyers, who will provide fried chicken for everyone. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share with the group.
The March meeting will feature a presentation by Thornfield resident Jenny Middleton, who owns local nursery Ozark Soul Native Plants and Landscaping with husband David. The presentation will include information on various topics including why it’s important to plant native plants, wildlife and landscape. Ozark Soul Native Plants is active in the region and offers Missouri native plants for sale, landscape consultation, design, installation, garden maintenance and contract growing for specific projects. For more information and a list of sales and farmers markets where Ozark Soul Native Plants will be available for sale, visit
The Ozark Heritage Garden Club is a community-based membership organization that meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Members are asked to contribute annual dues of $10 per household. New members and guests are welcome. Members are encouraged to bring seedlings and plants to share with other members and guests. The group collaborates on various community gardening projects each year. Local residents can see the Ozark Heritage Garden Club’s 2017 project, a monarch butterfly garden, at the Lutie Memorial Trail.

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