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Find Holiday Decor in Your Garden

An image of a porch pot decorated with holiday greens

Cut evergreen stems form a foundation for winter decorations that can be accented with dried flowers, festive berries and ornaments. By Abby Lapides (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener Winter 2019 issue) Cut evergreen stems form a foundation for winter decorations that can be accented with dried flowers, festive berries and ornaments. Many of the common trees

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Dried Plant Stalks Important Winter Homes for Bees and More!

Sumac stems

I took my first steps in horticulture walking down a narrow path of age-old gardening traditions. I learned to care for vegetable gardens, a rose garden, a lilac screen and perennial borders each with squarely trimmed hedges and edges. The lawn was cut in a diamond pattern using an old-style reel mower. By Scott Woodbury [This article was first published

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Various Methods to Suppress Weeds

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Weed pressure in the garden can be daunting. Successful weed management in organic agriculture is a challenge that requires patience, preventative measures, dedication, and a commitment to following through with the systems put into place. By Crystal Stevens [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener June 2018 issue.] Weed pressure in the garden can be daunting. Successful weed

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Winter Gardens in The Gateway Region

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In St Louis we can be outside enjoying our gardens and landscapes at any month in the year. If you add some of these plants to your list there will be a whole new season of interest in your own backyard. By Steffie Littlefield [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener Nov/Dec 2017.] Everyone has a different answer

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Give Your Holiday Decor a Fresh Look This Year!

A picture of a holiday wreath

Fresh greens and natural materials mixed with a little sparkle can give your holiday decor a fresh look this year! By Steffie Littlefield [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener Nov/Dec 2016 issue.] Thanksgiving is upon us and the holiday season will come screaming in faster than you can redecorate your home. Having worked for twenty years in

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Plant Berry Bushes for the Birds

Cardinal bird in snowy winterberry bush

As a family with an active child, our most successful place to watch birds is through windows. Birds tolerate us that way and we see amazing things while munching granola in our PJs. By Scott Woodbury [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener September 2017 issue.] As a family with an active child, our most successful place to

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