Monthly Archives: June 2011

Green and White Garden–A Classic Theme

a photo of a white hellebore

By Steffie Littlefield (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener June 2006 issue.) The classic green-and-white garden is a super-sophisticated theme appealing to the gardener with discerning tastes.  The gardener who chooses to specialize is saying there’s more to a garden plant than what you can see from across the street.  Designing and implementing a garden devoid of

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‘Flavor Trippin’ with Miracle Fruit

a photo of Miracle Fruit shrub

This article appears in the June 2011 issue of The Gateway Gardener magazine on stands now. By Ellen Barredo Early this winter, my local supplier of tropical plants, Rich, called with an interesting story about Miracle Fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum. While touring a Florida supplier Rich and his daughter Danielle encountered a greenhouse that contained potted Miracle Fruit with small red

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St. Louis Garden Tour

The Gateway Gardener was pleased to be a co-sponsor of the St. Louis Garden Tour Sunday, June 12th. The tour was hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden and takes place only once every 3 year. This year, 8 gardens were featured, including A Collectors Garden, Wildlife Sanctuary, a Summer Entertaining Garden, A Tropical Garden, A Natural Beauty Garden, a Garden

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Many Annuals Affected by This Season’s Weather Extremes

By Pat Bellrose Heavy rain, way below normal temperatures and  now extreme prolonged heat! Each year gives us new challenges growing annuals, But this year WOW! If you planted early you probably are experiencing  some issues.  If you have planted late or have not planted yet  your plants are experiencing a different set of issues. So far I have gotten

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