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Top Picks for Spring Flowering Trees

A picture of Sparkling Sprinte Crabapple flower

After a long, chilly winter, there’s nothing that gets gardeners more motivated to plant than the flowers of spring. The first bulbs grace us with their presence in March, followed by a progression of color throughout the entire month of April. By Jennifer Schamber (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener April 2021 issue.) After a long, chilly

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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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Why and How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

A photo of raised vegetable garden beds

Everyone knows I’m a huge vegetable gardening addict. From the time I could walk I helped and played in my darling grandmother’s vegetable garden. By Steffie Littlefield (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener April 2016 issue.) Everyone knows I’m a huge vegetable gardening addict. From the time I could walk I helped and played in my darling grandmother’s

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