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Crape Myrtles Have An Enjoyable Summer!

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Crape Myrtles Have An  Enjoyable Summer!
The heat may have subsided, but drought conditions continue in many areas.  Scores of trees, shrubs, lawns and other plants are experiencing drought and water stress and will need timely watering this fall in order to survive the winter that follows. Are there any plants that will tolerate and perhaps like hot, dry summers? A search on our Plant Finder page search yielded a total of two hundred eighteen results of deciduous shrubs for Zone 6 that will tolerate some drought.  Wh...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: crape myrtle , shrubs , heat | Comments (0) | View Count: (991)

Summertime Color in the Limelight

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Summertime Color in  the Limelight
In addition to the display from some evergreens such as azaleas and rhododendron, we are most often accustomed to a magnificent springtime show of flowers from many deciduous shrubs.  There are others, however, that begin their great display in mid summer and extend that beauty well into the fall. While we have become accustomed to the extended summertime bloom of many of the crape myrtles, It’s hard not to notice the show being put on by a number of the Hydrangea paniculata s...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: hydrangea , shrubs , pruning | Comments (0) | View Count: (1588)
Deciduous Shrubs:  Tried and Trouble-free and Recommended to You!
Tried & Trouble-free (T &T) plants are those that have been selected by area plant professionals whose  experience has shown that the particular plants have done well year after year in the St. Louis area and generally are readily available in the trade. This month’s features are the Tried & Trouble-free Deciduous Shrubs. Shrubs are defined as woody plants, which in comparison to trees, are relatively shorter in height and have multiple stems rather than a single tr...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: shrubs , tried and true , plant selection | Comments (0) | View Count: (1760)
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