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.

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Single white Rose of Sharon flower.  Plant Profile:  'White Pillar' Rose of Sharon

Plant Profile: ‘White Pillar’ Rose of Sharon

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d choose Rose of Sharon to spotlight.  But, the more familiar I become with White Pillar®, the more taken I am with its simplicity and elegance.  Sure, it’s easy to ignore these summer-blooming behemoths — I’ve been ignoring them for years!  They were always the last plant I ever took a customer to see when they were wanting blooms in the summer. 

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Fawn with spots eating grass in yard.  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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Fountain Grass seed heads.  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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