Monthly Archives: February 2012

Houseplant Heroes!

By Ellen Barredo (This article was first published in a shortened form in The Gateway Gardener March 2012 issue) Houseplants, our Green Heroes, work tirelessly purifying our home and office environments removing common pollutants and continuously releasing oxygen and moisture into our homes and offices. Houseplants improve our lives, naturally cleansing the very air we breathe. A recent news report

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Get a Hot Start on Cool Season Veggies

a picture of young seedlings in a tray

Can’t wait to get out in the garden?  You can start sooner and have easily grown produce if you plant cool season vegetables!  By Mara Higdon (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener Jan./Feb. 2011 issue) Can’t wait to get out in the garden?  You can start sooner and have easily grown produce if you plant cool season

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Eat Your Landscape!

By Steffie Littlefield Photos courtesy Tammy Palmier, Missouri Botanical Garden (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener January/February 2011 issue.) Creating a garden or landscape that is more than a park but a place that produces food for your family is not just a trend, it is a style of gardening that has been documented since ancient times.

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Checkin’ Out Chickens!

There are lots of benefits to keeping backyard chickens. Turns out one of them comes from simply watching them. Debi Gibson, director of the Maplewood/Richmond Heights School District’s Seed to Table program and the “mother hen” who cares for a clutch of chickens at the district’s Early Childhood Development Center’s teaching garden, says that’s what the employees of the adjacent

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