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  • Pawpaw Trees: A Native Fruit

      Even though pawpaw is native to eastern Kansas, many people in the state have never eaten one. Fruits resemble fat bananas and are generally up to 6 inches long and as much as 3 inches wide. The taste is unique and is difficult to describe but...

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  • Tips for native plants prone to frost flowers

    Certain plants will produce pretty ice patterns on stems during fall and winterKansas City, Mo. – Icy blooms, often called frost flowers, are appearing this winter at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center....

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  • Noteworthy Natives

    It looks like spring has sprung!  Many gardener's are thinking about revamping or adding to their gardens.  How about going native?  Check out the Missouri Gardener Newsletter for some great planting options. Here are the top 10 reasons to plant...

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