Tag Archives: Jennifer Schamber

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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Sowing Native Plant Seeds

A photo of milkweed seeds

For many of us, there’s nothing like the joy of holding a packet of seeds in the winter. Seeds are little morsels of hope that have such potential, especially on cold, wintery days. By Jennifer Schamber [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener Winter 2019 issue.] For many of us, there’s nothing like the joy of holding a

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Compassionate Gardening in a Conventional World

An image of a fountain in a native wildflower garden

The foundational success of our country can be primarily attributed to the vast richness of our natural resources. From fertile farmlands to plentiful hardwood forests to diverse wildlife, the list goes on and on. By Jennifer Schamber [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener March 2019 issue.] The foundational success of our country can be primarily attributed to

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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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Recipe for Succulent Success

A photo of several popular succulent plants for containers

Along with great food and excellent services, locally owned restaurants have created a relaxing ambiance with versatile succulent hanging baskets and containers. By Jennifer Schamber [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener July/August 2017 issue.] Along with great food and excellent service, locally-owned restaurants like Billy G’s in Kirkwood, Joey B’s in Manchester, and the Corner Pub &

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Caring for Live Holiday Plants Indoors

A picture of live winter holiday plants

The holiday decorating season is upon us and many gardeners would love to extend the gardening season as long as possible. One easy way is to bring the outdoors in and, with some easy tips, some of our favorite plants for the garden can be enjoyed indoors and then planted outside after the holiday season. By Jennifer Schamber (This article

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Pollinator Buffet

a photo of Yellow bumblebee on Monarda photo by Ed Spevak, St. Louis Zoo

Following the remarkable success of Grow Native!’s “Monarch Café” lineup of tags that was released in spring of 2015, plans were set for the team to build upon the concept of purpose-driven landscape plants. By Jennifer Schamber (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener April 2017 issue.) Following the remarkable success of Grow Native!’s “Monarch Café” lineup of tags

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