Tag Archives: Steffie Littlefield

Egyptian Onion: The Most Shared Veggie in the Garden

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Harvest season is the most fun of all! One of the easiest to harvest and share are my Egyptian onions. By Steffie Littlefield [This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener September 2019.] Harvest season is the most fun of all! One of the easiest to harvest and share are my Egyptian onions. First, I should tell you how these

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Smart Gardening is FUN Gardening!

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Many of the people I assist in their gardens, enjoy doing the work themselves. Gardening is one of their hobbies or recreational activities. It can be strenuous and even considered a workout to weed one’s own garden, trim the bushes and dig up and transplant perennials and shrubs. By Steffie Littlefield [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener

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Horseradish–Some Like it HOT!

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For years I have referred to horseradish as a root vegetable that is thankfully perennial. This pungent root that can be grated or processed into a strongly flavored garnish for meats and vegetables, grows very well in our loamy soils and with hot dry summers. By Steffie Littlefield [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener June 2018 issue.]

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Make Spring Happen in Your Window Box

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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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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!

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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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Dish Gardens

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A garden can truly be planted anywhere the gardener can tend to it. The old-fashioned notion of recreating nature in a small space is where the inspiration for the “Dish Garden” originated. By Steffie Littlefield (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener January/February 2017 issue) A garden can truly be planted anywhere the gardener can tend to it.

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Make a “Grapevine” Wreath from Invasive (or other) Vines

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Mid-summer to late fall is the season to harvest vines to make a vine wreath or two. Although you can buy grapevine wreaths quite readily, if you have access to your own vines, why not try making your own? By Steffie Littlefield (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener November/December 2015.) What to use: Mid-summer to late fall

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Why and How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

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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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