Author Archives: Editor

Blending the Garden

A photo of smoothie ingrediebents

Most fads come in some sort of a box or a package, but when it comes to the “green smoothie” craze, there are no gimmicks or tricks to it. By Jennifer Schamber [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener July/August 2015 issue] Most fads come in some sort of a box or a package, but when it comes

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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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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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