Intern Blog

Things are really moving along, speeding ever closer to the end of summer, fall, and the start of school. Things are moving at the same pace here at Reiman Gardens. In addition to all of the moving sculptures, the plants themselves are moving. Many daylilies have faded, some annuals are […]

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Hello, Matthew Hughes here again. I have been busy helping Reiman Gardens look its best. For my leadership experience project, I took the Pesticide Application Certification Test, which has allowed me to spray restricted use pesticides. Though not always popular, pesticides definitely make a difference in the overall look of […]

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Hello everyone, It’s Richa for one last time. This time I wanted to give you all an overview of what I do as a Plants Collection and Records Intern. Apart from the weekly Plants of Interest table, I also make new plant labels and accession tags, and research about different […]

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Hello, I am Matthew Hughes and I am originally from Macon, MO. My major is Horticulture, with the option of Public Horticulture, which lends itself to working at a public garden, teaching, or in an extension office. I am one of the two outdoor horticulture interns this summer at Reiman […]

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Hello, Cooper Christensen here again! Today I’m going to talk about what my team and I work on every week to keep Reiman Gardens looking spiffy. To start with, my team of three always has opening activities. This includes watering all the annuals and newly planted perennials, filling up fountains, […]

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Movement and growth are intertwined. Movement is most visible as we remember how things once were, even as we see the now. As this is my final blogpost, I want to focus on the movement and growth of myself from the beginning of this internship to these final weeks. During […]

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Hi everyone, special events intern here with one last blog post for the summer! You may have noticed if you have visited the Gardens lately or driven past on University, there are some cool sculptures! This year Reiman Gardens’ theme for 2018 is Movement and here we are lucky to […]

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Hi everyone, it’s Richa once again. This time I wanted to talk about the Gardens’ theme of the year, Movement and the exhibit Wind, Waves and Light and how it correlates with Reiman Gardens’ mission statement – educate, enchant, and inspire an appreciation of plants, butterflies, and the beauty of […]

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These past few weeks at Reiman Gardens I have really been focusing my thoughts around our theme for the year: Movement. My deeper understanding of this theme was rooted during my education rotation opportunity when I went through docent training for guiding tours of the George Sherwood Wind, Waves, and […]

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Hey guys! This is my 11th week here as the Special Events Intern and man does time fly when you’re having fun! When working in events, you’re on your feet a lot. Being the Special Events Intern means you’re behind the scenes a lot. My work goes into planning and […]

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