Why you shouldn't plant pear.

The Rise and Fall of the Bradford Pear

Ornamental Pear was once the most sought after tree.  The abundant white flowers, dark glossy foliage, and spectacular fall color made this tree undeniably desirable.  In recent years, the Missouri Department of Conservation has been stringently working to alert people to the pitfalls of these pears.  So what’s all the alarm about?  Find out why this one-time darling of street trees is now considered invasive and what you can plant instead.

 

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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!
Relax in your garden

Wabi-Sabi: Creating the Perfectly Imperfect Garden

Gardeners and homeowners alike strive for the perfect garden and landscape.  As a result, our quest to have the perfect plant or perfectly weeded landscape quickly becomes overwhelming and often deters us from spending more time outside.  But, what if I told you that ‘perfect’ is a thing of the past?  Something we can put behind us to focus on, you know, reality?