Do you need both male and female holly to berry?

Holly Berries – What you need to know to guarantee your holly produce berries.

Berries brighten holiday decor much like holiday lights.  Bright red berries tucked in glossy, evergreen foliage or standing alone in stark contrast to a tan stem.  Nothing says holiday like holly berries.

But the abundant berries don’t just appear on their own.  Winter may be the time of year that we adore our holly, but spring is the time when all the magic happens.  We’re talking the birds and the bees.

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Planting in fall.

Why You Should Plant in the Fall

Autumn in Missouri is packed full with pumpkins, sweaters, fall colors, and apple cider.  But, one adventure that you should add to your autumn to-do list is a visit to the garden center.  With the warmer days and cooler nights, fall creates the perfect environment for planting.  And, most importantly, for creating root growth.

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What is the biggest cause of hay fever?

Autumn Allergies – Goldenrod vs. Ragweed

Autumn allergies abound this time of the year and the leading plant to take the blame is goldenrod.  But, my friends, goldenrod is not the culprit of your sniffles and sneezles.  In a case of mistaken identity, goldenrod takes the full blame for fall time hay-fever.  The real culprit hides, camouflaged, behind the blooming beauty that is goldenrod.  What is behind your autumn misery?  Ragweed.

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How to improve your garden

5 Tips to Improve your Garden and Extend its Season

Autumn is the perfect time to plant.  It’s also a great time to re-evaluate your garden and landscape.  It’s the time of year to openly gawk at your garden and ask yourself, what is missing now and what was missing this past summer.  Find out how to improve your garden and extend its season with these 5 tips.

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Can I overwater plants?

Is it Possible to Overwater Plants?

Overwatering is a common reason why newly planted trees and shrubs die and need to be replaced.  I can’t begin to tell you how many people have come to me with plant replacement needs and the first thing said is that they’ve been watering on a regular basis.  Trust me when I say I believe you!  In fact, you’ve probably watered your plant to death.  Overwatering is extremely easy to do.

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What is rose rosette?

Your Guide to Rose Rosette

Many gardeners steer clear of roses in an attempt to avoid the difficulties that may come with growing them.  However, in 2000, a rose became available that was low maintenance and disease resistant.  Knock Out Roses soon became a landscapers dream and a customer favorite.  But, in recent years, the brand and shrub roses alike have taken a tremendous hit.  Despite bouncing back from our recent harsh winter, Knock Out Roses one nemesis can still take them out – Rose Rosette

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What can I plant in narrow spaces?

Columnar Plants for Narrow Spaces

We all have that area in our landscape that is tight and narrow.  The space between our homes and sidewalks, areas between our driveway and our neighbor’s yards, and corner spots that need something with height but not much width.  Columnar plants, while often overlooked for more floriferous choices, serve a much-needed purpose in our suburban landscapes and offer solutions to many of these problems.
Unique plants for your landscape.

5 New & Seldom Used Plants for Your Landscape

April is upon us, my gardening friends!  No more staring out the window snuggled up in a blanket.  It’s time to get your hands dirty and do some serious gardening!  Find something new for your garden this year and check out these new and seldom used plants!
Types of Hydrangea.

A Guide to Understanding Hydrangea

It’s the season of spectacular garden bloom.  The time of year to lounge in your lawn chair (or living room recliner – no judgment here) and enjoy the beauty of all your hard work.  Despite all the color in the garden though, the plant that stands out above the rest is the hydrangea.  The large clusters of blooms send a clear message that summer has arrived and pool parties must commence.

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