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Did you know that Flowering Cherry Trees.....?

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Did you know that Flowering Cherry Trees.....?
About this time of year, the Kemper Center for Home Gardening receives many calls asking ‘Are the Cherry Blossoms blooming yet?’, ‘When do the Cherry Blossoms start blooming?’, ‘How long will they bloom?’ I found a few things about the Flowering Cherry Trees that people may not know! Most of these trees were bred for their flowers, not fruit but some do produce small cherries. Their fruit appear in the summer but are too sour to eat except birds like t...
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Shamrocks for Year-Round Luck

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Shamrocks for Year-Round Luck
Everyone knows that you don’t have to be Irish to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, nor do you need a green thumb to grow shamrocks inside or outdoors.  As a matter of fact why not try both this year.  With the popularity of container gardening exploding, the hunt for suitable pot plants is intense.  Oxalis (commonly sold as shamrock plants) coordinate beautifully in mixed containers and summer window boxes.  They can’t be beat for their stunning foliage and ...
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If You Build It, They Will Come

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If You Build It, They Will Come
Many years ago when my girls were young we would go on frequent hikes through the many beautiful parks and nature sanctuaries that St. Louis has to offer.  They would collect a vast array of priceless finds from rocks, sticks and leaves to an extensive assortment of seed pods, bits of moss and an occasional cicada wing – which I wryly told them were fairy wings no longer in use.  At times the collection of precious ‘yard waste’ would become a little overwhelming. ...
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