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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 some...
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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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Sunday Snow Brings Damage to Plants!

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Sunday Snow Brings Damage to Plants!
Sunday’s snow has piled up on trees and shrubs in the area and in some cases has already resulted in broken branches or crushed plants. Snow is a good insulating for plant roots but when it builds up on branches, especially arborvitae, pines and other evergreens it can cause damage. Often times the best advice is just let the snow melt naturally but, with care, sometimes snow that hasn’t hardened on the plant can be gently brushed off. Here is more information on dealing with ice and...
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