Visual Guides

borerThese guides offer you a useful visual tool to help identify plant problems, learn some gardening techniques and practices, assist you in plant selection, and just allow you to have some fun. Click on one of the links below to start exploring. Links will be added as the guides become available.

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 Missouri Native Plants  Gardening How to's  ProblemSolver Plants
 Problem Diagnosis  Plant Selection  Fun & Beauty

Missouri Native Plants 

Native Alternatives for:
Bradford Pear Bush Honeysuckle Japanese Honeysuckle Wintercreeper Euonymus Native Ashes
Native Plants
Native Trees for Missouri Natural Natives Native Missouri Milkweeds for Monarchs Native Plants to Attract Butterflies Native Plants to Attract Bees and Native Pollinators


Native Plants to Attract Birds Container Gardening with Native Plants Attractive Weeds    
10 Ways to Add Biodiversity to Your Garden        

Problem Diagnosis 

Trees, Shrubs and Vines
Eastern White Pine Top 10 Diseases and Environmental Problems of Trees Top 10 Insect Problems of Trees Top 10 Problems of Needled Evergreens Oak Problems
Yew Problems Flowering Dogwood Problems Rose Problems Spruce Problems Problems Common to Many Trees & Shrubs
Vegetables and Herbs
Tomato Fruit Problems Tomato Foliage Problems Top 10 Problems of Tomatoes Herb Problems - Outdoors Hand Pollination of Squash and Pumpkins
Environmental (Abiotic) Problems of Tomatoes Cucumber, Squash & Pumpkin (Cucurbits) Problems      
Flowers and Grasses  
Hosta Problems Peony Problems Problems Common to Many Perennials and Annuals    
Cool-season Grasses Zoysia Grass      
General Problems
Top 10 Gardening Boo-boos Insect Identification


Landscaping Mistakes It's OK to Kill These Plants      
Indoor Plants
Herb Problems - Indoors Problems Common to Many Indoor Plants      

Gardening How to's

Outdoor Gardening
A Personal View on Sustainable Gardening Digging and Storing Cannas Hand Pollination of Squash and Pumpkins    
Cattlyea Care Cymbidium Care Phalaenopsis Care Paphiopedilum Care  
Repotting Moth (Phalaenopsis) Orchids Repotting Cattleya Orchids      
Indoor Gardening
Air-layering a Monocot Plant Air-layering a Dicot Plant Dwarfing a Weeping Fig Tree Rooting Cuttings in Water Propagating Plants by Cuttings
Renovating an Indoor House Plant Simple-layering - Plant 1 Simple-layering - Plant 2 Starting Plants From Seed Indoors How to Make a Living Succulent Wreath
Creating a Gourd Birdhouse Creating an Evergreen Holiday Wreath How to Make a Kokedama How to Water Indoor Plants  
In the Kitchen  
Freezing Herbs and Spices Plants From Kitchen Scraps Make a Sustainable Grocery Tote    

 Plant Selection 

Trees, Shrubs and Vines
Best Conifers (Evergreens) for St. Louis Best Shrubs Broadleaf Evergreens for St. Louis Larger Trees and Shrubs Native Trees for Missouri Landscapes
Shrubs for Oklahoma Gardens Top 10 Hydrangeas for St. Louis Trees for Oklahoma Gardens Two Great Families Shrubs and Grasses for Long-season Interest
Medium to Large Trees for St. Louis Small Trees for St. Louis Low-growing Shrubs for St. Louis Short to Medium Shrubs for St. Louis  
Flowers and Grasses
10 Top Tropicals for Gardens and Containers Best Bulbs Best Ornamental Grasses and Vines Best Perennials and Ornamental Grasses Low Maintenance Perennials
Natural Natives Perennials for Season-long Bloom Selected Perennials for Oklahoma Ten Best Annuals for Sun Long-blooming Perennials
Top 10 Vegetables for St. Louis Top 10 Vegetables for Containers      
Indoor Plants
Top 10 Houseplants Top 10 Orchids for the Home      
Problem Locations
10 Best Plants for Dry Shade Ten Best Annuals for Shade Top 10 Plants for Streetside Planting Top 10 Trees to Plant Under Power Lines Privacy Screens for Narrow Spaces
It's OK to Kill These Plants!        
Special Gardens & Topics
Plants, Pollen and Allergies Plant Purple for Pop!      

 ProblemSolver Plants 

Plants for Shade
For Dry Shade For Heavy Shade      
Plants for Erosion Control
Grasses Herbaceous Plants Trees & Shrubs    
Plants for Dry Sun
Annuals, Bulbs, Evergreens and Grasses Perennials Trees & Shrubs Shallow, Rocky Soil  
Plants for Clay Soil
Annuals & Bulbs Perennials Shrubs Trees Evergreens, Grasses & Vines

 Fun & Beauty

24 Beauties in Our Aroid Collection Plants in Combination The Beauty and Value of Fallen Leaves Gourdaments