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Grow Delicious Greens

A photo of a greens garden

Vegetable gardening can seem intimidating and overwhelming to beginning growers, but with the right tools, a little time, patience, and experience, gardening can become second nature. How miraculous is it to think that a few seeds can produce such bounty throughout the season? Now is the perfect time to plant easy-to-grow greens such as salad mix, spinach, collards, head lettuce,

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Make Spring Happen in Your Window Box

A picture of annuals in a container planting.

No matter what the weather brings, we can get a little spring fix with our own windowbox and porch pot displays. Spring annuals are charming, frivolous, fragrant and colorful, and really worth it. By Steffie Littlefield This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener March 2018 issue.] No matter what the weather brings, we can get a little spring

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Foodscape Your Landscape

A design drawing of an edible landscape

In many people’s minds, gardens and gardening can be broken down into two distinct categories: ornamental gardens and vegetable/herb/fruit gardens, i.e., edible gardens. By Jennifer Schamber [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener March 2018.] Ed. Note: In many people’s minds, gardens and gardening can be broken down into two distinct categories: ornamental gardens and vegetable/herb/fruit gardens, i.e.,

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St. Louis Cottage Garden

A picture of a cottage garden.

The English cottage garden brings a charming intimacy to the home. Many plants that thrive in St. Louis offer the cheerful informality bursting with color that evoke the welcoming flare of the cottage garden. By Abby Lapides [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener March 2018 issue.] The English cottage garden brings a charming intimacy to the home.

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Evergreen Perennials

A photo of Christmas fern

During the dregs of winter when most perennials are quietly asleep underground it can be difficult to see life in the garden. Plant a few of these evergreen perennials for a reminder that spring is right around the corner. By Abby Lapides [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener Nov/Dec 2017.] During the dregs of winter when most

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