Lush gardens and anything and everything pertaining to landscaping.

        The license plate on his Toyota Tacoma pickup reads “conifer.” That is really all you need to know. Confers are Kerry Wright’s gardening passion. Simply described as “cone-bearing trees with...

    The half-acre that fronts Diana and Craig Plahn’s contemporary home in the heavily forested Sugar Creek Valley in Kirkwood is filled with winding pathways, long stretches of colorful perennials...

    All of October
    Continue watering, especially evergreens if soils are dry.
    Plant spring bulbs among hostas, ferns, daylilies or ground covers. As these plants grow in the spring they...

    Add variety to your garden by replacing your standby shrubs with these exciting alternatives.

    1. “Blush Pink Nandina is a compact, semi-evergreen shrub boasting pink-tinged foliage that...

    SEPTEMBER

    Stay up-to-date in your landscape with planning tips and events from the Missouri Botanical Garden. 

    September 15 – 30

    Harvest herbs now to freeze or dry for winter...

    Jay Laux's Wildwood garden can easily be described in multi-syllabic superlatives. But on a hot summer day, when someone steps through the wooden gate and catches their first glimpse of the cool,...

    Spice up the front of the home or the side of a deck with a beautifully planted window box. Colorful and catching, window boxes can be filled with a variety of plants and flowers. Trailing plants...

    All of August: Annuals may appear leggy and worn now. These can be cut back hard and fertilized to produce a new flush of bloom. Soak shrubs periodically during dry spells with enough water to...

    Your work is finally done. The garden is planned and planted, the weeds are pulled, the deck is set and your patio furniture is beckoning. You pour a glass of something lovely and pour yourself...

    Thirty years ago, when Karen and Bob Noyes purchased their Brentwood home, the house needed some TLC. But oh, that row of hostas along the back fence; they caught Karen's eye and it was love at...

    Careful thought and consideration must be given when choosing the plants to surround your refreshing pool. A pool can greatly affect growing conditions and plants get frequently splashed with...

    June 1 – 7
    Deadhead bulbs and spring flowering perennials as blossoms fade.
    Thinning overloaded fruit trees will result in larger and healthier fruits at harvest time. Thinned fruits...

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