Why and How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

A photo of raised vegetable garden beds

Everyone knows I’m a huge vegetable gardening addict. From the time I could walk I helped and played in my darling grandmother’s vegetable garden. By Steffie Littlefield (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener April 2016 issue.) Everyone knows I’m a huge vegetable gardening addict. From the time I could walk I helped and played in my darling grandmother’s

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Pollinator Buffet

a photo of Yellow bumblebee on Monarda photo by Ed Spevak, St. Louis Zoo

Following the remarkable success of Grow Native!’s “Monarch Café” lineup of tags that was released in spring of 2015, plans were set for the team to build upon the concept of purpose-driven landscape plants. By Jennifer Schamber (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener April 2017 issue.) Following the remarkable success of Grow Native!’s “Monarch Café” lineup of tags

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Super Plants!

A picture of Agastache 'Rosie-Posie'

Endless-blooming perennials. Jurrasic-sized ferns. Built-in deer and rabbit resistance. Welcome to the world of Super Plants, where today’s hybridizers are creating amazing plants that defy what many horticulturists thought was possible. By Abby Lapides Elliott (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener April 2015 issue) Endless-blooming perennials. Jurrasic-sized ferns. Built-in deer and rabbit resistance. Welcome to the world

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Caladiums

mass planting of caladium bulbs

There are many more choices for color in the shade garden than most gardens are aware of, including beautiful annuals such as New Guinea impatiens, begonia, caladium, cyclamen, fuchsia, lobelia, perilla and torenia. By Barbara Perry Lawton (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener April 2017 issue) There are many more choices for color in the shade garden

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The Wonderful World of Orchids

A photo of a purple phalaenopsis orchid

Orchids have an undeserved mystique. They are easily grown indoors by mimicking their growing conditions in the wild. Most are epiphytic and grow attached to trees. By Debbie Colombo and Steffie Littlefield (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener January/February 2016) Orchids have an undeserved mystique. They are easily grown indoors by mimicking their growing conditions in the wild.

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What’s in Your Garden?

An american toad in a native garden

It’s no secret that native gardens lack plant variety compared to traditional gardens. Why not try more native plants in your garden?! By Scott Woodbury (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener January/February 2015.) It’s no secret that native gardens lack plant variety compared to traditional gardens. A trip to a local garden center illustrates the point. Native plants

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Preserving Your Harvest

A picture of jarred preserves

There are many ways to preserve your summer harvest and extend your enjoyment of self-grown produce into the fall and winter.  You might regret giving all your produce away come winter when you have a hankering for locally grown produce. By Mara Higdon (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener September 2015 issue.) There are many ways to

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