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Natives Category

  • Native Landscapes for Small Spaces

      Join us for our 19th Annual Spring Gardening Seminar to find out why native plantings are so important, especially in urban spaces, and how to pick the right "must-have" native plants for your small space. Environmentally friendly native-plant maintenance...

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  • Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People

                    Dave Tylka, who will be presenting  at the Master Gardeners Annual Spring Seminar, is a semi-retired professor of Biology at St. Louis Community College at Meramec where he taught full time for...

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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...

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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. Frozen, twisted...

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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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