Yellow flowers of Goldenrod against a blue sky. 5-Must Have Perennials for Fall Color.

5 Must-Have Perennials for Fall Color

We plant flowers to welcome the spring and brighten our receding winter landscapes.  We add color to the summer garden and often admire them from the comfort of our air-conditioned home.  But the time of year when we step back outside to enjoy the cooler autumn temperatures, our gardens are often left barren.  Leaving fall color to only the trees and the mums planted at your front door.  Take advantage of the pleasant temperatures and extend your garden palette with these 5 must-have perennials for fall color.

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Owners of Baxter Gardens of Chesterfield: James Weishaar (left), Bill Weishaar Jr. (center), Chris Weishaar (right)

Baxter Gardens Honored with Family-Owned Business Award

Less than 30% of businesses last more than 10 years. That’s what makes the success of our Top Family-Owned Businesses so phenomenal. Founded in 1971, Baxter Gardens has grown from a small retail garden center to become a cornerstone of the community. William Weishaar Sr., founder of the company, passed the business to his three sons: James Weishaar (left), Bill Weishaar Jr. (center) and Chris Weishaar (right). Together, they have continued to grow the company.

The best deer-resistant plants for St. Louis

The Best Deer Resistant Plants for St. Louis

Deer grazing along a woodline forest creates an idyllic setting. But, this picturesque view of deer often doesn’t correspond well to our landscapes. Especially when you realize the grazing is happening on your hosta! Choosing deer-resistant plants will help you, your landscape, and the beautiful deer cohabitate. 

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The best way to prune ornamental grasses

The Best Way to Prune Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses provide a low-maintenance option that many homeowners are wanting. Caring for ornamental grasses often requires nothing more than watering during establishment and enjoying the spectacular texture and form the rest of the year. By March, however, your ornamental grasses become far more messy than magnificent. Here’s what you need to know about pruning your ornamental grasses.

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These 2020 Garden Trends Make Great Resolutions

These 2020 Garden Trends Make Great Resolutions

Trends can be a bit exhausting.  The compulsive need to have the latest cabinet color or the rattan purse Anna Wintour is telling me I must have – even though it will be out of fashion by the end of summer.  Gardening trends, though, are much more forgiving.  They are ideas and actions that we can keep expanding.


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why your hardy mums die

Why Your Hardy Mums Die

If you’ve ever planted a hardy mum in the fall and hoped for its return the following spring, only to be left with an empty spot in your garden, you’re not alone.  Yes, hardy does imply that your mum will survive the winter.  It also implies a shrug and a well, maybe from the garden center staff.  Here’s why hardy doesn’t necessarily mean that your mum will survive the winter.


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plant profile blue zinger carex sedge

Plant Profile: ‘Blue Zinger’ Sedge

With our busy lives, our landscapes and gardens often end up the last task on our giant to-do lists.  This makes finding the absolutely toughest yet easiest to grow plant a high priority for most homeowners.  This plant, most certainly, falls into both of those categories.


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