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  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If a little is good, a lot must be better.
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  • Monday, December 4, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The holiday season is filled with interesting traditions and customs involving plants, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The term “winterize” is associated more with automobiles than garden plants, but just as motorists want their cars to withstand the rigors of winter, gardeners can take steps to help their fragile plants do the same.
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Not all topsoil is created equal.
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Few flowers pack the fragrance punch of hyacinth.
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  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “You don’t need a green thumb to be a good gardener, but it certainly helps to have good soil,” said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The fall beauty, aster, gets its name from the ancient Greek word for star. And a bright and shining star it is, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    VERSAILLES, Mo. – Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners know that good things come in small packages.
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  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – In the search for a colorful annual flower that can handle the rigors of a typical Missouri summer, zinnia ranks high on the list, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Monday, June 19, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cute critters by day. Thieves by night.
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rainbow-colored irises, commonly found in Missouri fence rows, ditches and yards, are anything but common, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. A flower of contrasts, iris is hard to kill yet maintains an intricate and delicate beauty.
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  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The ukulele-playing Tiny Tim may have strummed it best. “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” is good advice for gardeners. Tiptoe through the bulb garden, doing little for bigger, more beautiful blooms next year.
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  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The cyclamen is Cupid’s flowering love child.
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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Terrariums are back in style for plant lovers, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Monday, December 5, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Evergreens, holly, mistletoe and other traditional plants adorning homes at this festive time of the year can pose risks, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Friday, August 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — A penny saved is a penny earned, but saving seeds from the garden can be a questionable use of time and energy.
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