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Updated at 6:54 PM

Having grown up in South America on the equator, where the “seasons” are rain or shine, I can still remember the delight of seeing my first fall in North America.

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I cringed to see the video. A good beekeeping friend lost his first hive to small hive beetles.

Posted Oct 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

As I was tripping over a chair to reach my camera, I was trying to remember the last time I had seen a monarch butterfly perched on a plant in my garden. Monarchs used to fly over my deck in the fall in waves as they headed south to winter over in...

Updated Oct 3, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Although saving flower seeds can be easy, saving vegetable seeds is a little trickier. Hybrids, cross pollination and vegetable varieties all impact how successfully seeds can be saved and stored. Labeling, too.

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

A friend recently asked how he can get sun-loving grass to grow in a shady backyard area.Poor guy. I am the least-experienced grass grower he could have asked since I now have so very little growing in my own garden.

Posted Sep 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM

When Rolla police called mid-Sunday afternoon, it didn't sound good. A man was trapped in a car by bees, the voicemail said. He was afraid to move for fear of being stung. The police wanted to know if I could help get the man out of the car.

Posted Sep 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM

There is something quite fascinating about how a flower turns to seed. Some flowers, like American Lotus, have very interesting seed heads.

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Over the years, my Christmas cactus plants have dropped leaves or had pieces knocked off of them. All I have done is stick the knocked-off piece back in the pot, made sure it was kept moist and within weeks, the little piece starts to show growth.

Updated Aug 29, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Ever since I hung up a Bumble Bees of the Eastern United States poster at the foot of my stairs, I have been talking to myself, trying to match bumblebee markings I see in my garden with the ones on the poster. My favorite is the “Confusing...

Posted Aug 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM

As I was waiting for the Sullivan mobile locksmith to show up, I spotted something that looked vaguely familiar. For $1, I could buy two pots of yellow-blooming purslane, which I have seen people in mid-Missouri identify as a weed. Easy to do since...

Posted Aug 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Not sure I have the brightest tomato plants growing in pots on my deck. A recent check of the caterpillar-munching to plant leaf ratio suggests my tomatoes don’t care if hornworm caterpillars defoliate them. But then I may be wrong.

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