Few flowers signal fall’s arrival more than the cheerful chrysanthemum, mum for short. Mums’ long-lasting blooms show off for weeks, long after other flowers have clocked out for the season.
Unfortunately, most Missouri soils are less than ideal for gardening.
Plant spring bulbs among hostas, ferns, daylilies or ground covers. As these plants grow in the spring they will hide the dying bulb foliage.
Keep your garden area close to you to reduce stooping and bending. Raised beds, with the center no more than 3 feet from the edge, reduces reaching.
Saving one's own garden seeds is a false sense of economy. In the world of gardening, seeds are one of the least expensive costs, but perhaps the most important investment.
The app offers information on more than 430 weed species found in crop fields, pastures, lawns, gardens or aquatic areas in Missouri and surrounding states.
With the memory of water-logged gardens from abundant spring rains on our minds, now is a good time to consider raised-bed gardening.
Most people who are active in caring for their lawns and landscaped plants are aware of and concerned about the decline of insect pollinators, such as certain types of bees and butterflies.
Like surgeons and dentists, gardeners should work with clean tools.
The best way to make sure your plants get the right nutrients is to have the soil tested.
If you can't remember, you need From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar. This journal will keep you organized with the details of your garden in one handy place.
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