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Updated May 22, 2015 at 7:37 PM

Ever since I discovered these very pretty but invasive plants are killing everything that grows under them, I have been trying to remove them from my one-acre hillside garden.

Updated May 15, 2015 at 5:42 PM

The emails started to pour in shortly after the figures were released. According to the Bee Informed Partnership, a national partnership of beekeepers and U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 40 percent of honeybees didn’t make it last year...

Updated May 8, 2015 at 8:08 PM

The following are questions I have been asked about my bee garden on a limestone hill in Rolla:

Updated May 1, 2015 at 7:17 PM

The potted bougainvillea was hanging at the back of the greenhouse, long branches with familiar red bud tips — hard to miss. It reminded me of the bougainvillea we had growing over walls and trees when we grew up in Brazil,...

Posted Apr 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM

I started my first herb garden after we moved back to the U.S. and settled in southern Illinois. One of our neighbors, Mr. Herb, was kind enough to give us starts. As we learned English, we referred to our herb garden as an “Herbert”...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:36 PM

About early April in Missouri, honeybee providers start contacting customers that bees ordered in December and January are ready. Whether shipped in a wooden, screened box or picked up in a sealed-up hive, there’s nothing quite like getting...

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 7:15 PM

Yes, I can summarize the secret to gardening success in one word: soil. Don't call it “dirt” as I did years ago to a boss who happened to have a soils university degree. “Soil,” I can still remember him saying, “is...

Updated Apr 3, 2015 at 8:10 PM

The picture of the “easy to make” rabbit rolls was too cute to quickly be thrown together. The idea, however, stuck with me long enough that I had to try.

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Since Mother’s Day on May 10 is our last frost date for south central Missouri USDA Zone 5A and B, it is time to start planting seeds. It may be easier to buy seedlings but you can save a lot of money, and get more variety, by starting your...

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 6:09 PM

AAAGH, it’s officially spring and I’m NOT ready! My garage is full of gift bee hives that need painting, I don’t remember where I left last year’s stash of seeds and I don’t have a clue what I’m going to plant in...

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 7:31 PM

Are your spring flowers blooming? Mine are still in the ground, even the new crocus bulbs I planted in fall thinking they will be the first to line my garden paths with that happy pop of spring yellow.

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