Monthly Archives: October 2011

Plant Green to See Red

(This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener September 2011 issue) By Nancy Buley, J. Frank Schmidt & Sons If your urge to “go green” by planting shade trees includes a desire to “see red” when autumn rolls around, you are in luck. Red Sunset® Maple, October Glory® Maple, and Autumn Blaze® Maple are all tried and true, successful

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Nut Trees for Home Landscapes

(This article was originally published in The Gateway Gardener October 2007 issue.) When many people think of nut trees in the home landscape, they cringe at the thought of a messy black walnut dropping tennis-ball-sized bombs all over the lawn and staining their patio with the black-as-ink residue that coats the inner lining of the outer ovary wall.  But, according

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Over-Wintering Tropicals

Alocasia 'Polly' photo by Robert Weaver

By late September, I am readying my tropical plant collection for the indoors by trimming away dead or damaged growth, checking for insects and spraying, if needed, and inspecting potting soil for slugs and various critters. By Chris Kelley (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener October 2006 issue) It’s time to start dreaming big about your tropical

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