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Like your Fruits and Vegetables? Thank a Bee.

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Like your Fruits and Vegetables? Thank a Bee.
If you like your fruits and vegetables, you should definitely thank a bee. The domesticated honeybee is one of the most familiar beneficial insects and plays a key role in the pollination of many of our home and commercially grown fruits and vegetables. It is also an important pollinator of many agricultural crops and a large number of ornamental flowers, herbs, trees, shrubs, wildflowers and meadow plants. In addition to helping pollinate the things we love to eat, the honeybee’s ...
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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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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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