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The newest web article for Missouri Gardener was written by:

Karen Atkins

Karen Atkins owns Proper Gardens in Grand Rapids, Mich. She designed the Pioneer Entrance Garden for the Botanic Garden of Pittsburgh and the Victorian Garden for the Merrick Art Gallery in New Brighton. Find her knot garden design in ,Superstar Food Gardens: Plans From My Favorite Gardeners by Niki Jabbour (Storey Publishing, January 2014).

 

 

Lilacs
by Laura G. Jull - posted 06/25/14

What other plant captivates your senses and evokes fond memories of springtime more than lilacs? The intense fragrance of their large, beautiful flowers and their relative ease of care, make lilacs treasured throughout the temperate world. They bring us a few weeks of fabulous color and fragrance each year, but their loveliness and charm leave lifetime memories ...   >> read article
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Double Zahara Fire
Zinnia marylandica ‘Pas553645’
by Mark A. Konlock - posted 06/20/14

Double Zahara Fire and Cherry zinnias make a winning combination ...   >> read article
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Selecting Woody Plants for an Edible Landscape
by Patti Marie Travioli - posted 06/18/14

With careful selection, your landscape can be beautiful while also providing you with a bountiful harvest. Apples, pears, peaches and plums have their place in the edible landscape, but you may enjoy growing minor fruit crops or newer introductions, as well. Consider your site and growing conditions before adding these common to unusual woody plants to your landscape ...   >> read article
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Garden Mailbox
by Patsy Bell Hobson - posted 06/16/14

Plant a mailbox in the garden and you can keep garden tools in the garden, right where you need them. When the old mailboxes were replaced in the neighborhood, they were recycled into small “onsite garden storage units.” The garden mailbox is a good gathering place for storing garden tools and accessories. It could save you endless trips to the shed or garage for a garden tool.   >> read article
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Tropicanna Canna
by Mark A. Konlock - posted 06/13/14

What better way to dream of the upcoming gardening season than to think about the tropical feel that we can bring to our Wisconsin gardens? Amazingly, plants like cannas and elephant ears can grow to be behemoths, even in our northern growing season. There are a multitude of cultivars to choose from, so check out local garden centers and online suppliers, such as Brent and Becky’s Bulbs and Plant Delights Nursery to find yours ...   >> read article
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