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It's Time for Edible Gardening

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It's Time for Edible Gardening
Interest in growing fruits and vegetables continues to increase and this being Foodology year at the Missouri Botanical Garden you should be aware of all the terrific resources we have available for home vegetable and fruit gardeners. Two very useful pages have just been added in the “Gardening Help” section of the web site. These pages under the “Edible Gardening” menu contain links to a full range of information on both vegetable and fruit gardening. For example, on t...
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Spring Bulbs are Popping all Over!

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Spring Bulbs are Popping all Over!
Daffodil just happens to be on our list of great bulbs for the St. Louis area. When we think of plants from bulbs, our thoughts most often go to the spring flowering bulbs. Our early performers have already started putting on a show here at the Garden but many more are to come. The spring crocus such as Crocus vernus Pickwick’ and the snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis  are some of the early show and most are past prime now but daffodils, tulips and hyacinths are yet to peak. Considering ...
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Repairing Damaged Arborvitae

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Repairing Damaged Arborvitae
It’s hard to believe that just 8 days ago we had over a foot of snow on the ground and we saw many plants damaged from heavy snow. The photo of arborvitae last week showed how these evergreens are very susceptible to snow buildup. In the case of arborvitae, however, they are supple and will bend quite a bit but still we had a few plants that had some snapped branches. Even with gentle snow removal and quick thawing, though, many plants failed to straighten up so we had to give them some ge...
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