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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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Fall Color 2012

I took a stroll around our Glendale, Missouri, neighborhood on October 16 to enjoy and photograph the peak fall color. Despite the heat and drought, the colors were out in all their glory, especially the sugar maples! Click on any photo to view and click on the forward or backward arrows to move through the photo gallery. After the last

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Plant Green to See Red

(This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener September 2011 issue) By Nancy Buley, J. Frank Schmidt & Sons If your urge to “go green” by planting shade trees includes a desire to “see red” when autumn rolls around, you are in luck. Red Sunset® Maple, October Glory® Maple, and Autumn Blaze® Maple are all tried and true, successful

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What’s Wrong with My Sycamore?

By Robert Weaver If the lawn beneath your sycamore tree looks like this this spring, you might be understandably concerned about the sycamore tree towering above it. Leaves shriveling and dropping by the basketful can certainly be disturbing, but in this case, it’s nothing to get too concerned about. In cool, wet springs, sycamores are susceptible to a fungus disease

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A-Peeling Characters

By MaryAnn Fink (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener January/February 2006 issue.) Trees can be a valuable investment and an opportunity to personalize a home. Healthy trees and shrubs requiring a minimum of care can be architectural complements to a home, especially when they have fascinating good looks. Look for these Plants of Merit selections that can

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