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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 own.

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.

Updated Mar 6, 2015 at 6:51 PM

The first call of the season is exciting. It’s thrilling to be going somewhere to see where bees have settled in, knowing warm weather should be just around the corner.

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Are you going a little stir crazy? I am and living in mid-Missouri, one never knows when spring will actually arrive. It should be March 20 but last year, spring was late by almost two months so I have decided to slow down my daily countdown, just...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 5:33 PM

A January 2015 scientific study has concluded well-meaning people may actually be killing monarch butterflies instead of saving them.

Updated Feb 13, 2015 at 6:53 PM

Bees really should replace Valentine’s Day cherubs. Bees are among a number of birds, bats, beetles and butterflies that, as pollinators, provide nature’s match-making services.

Updated Jan 30, 2015 at 4:38 PM

The following are emails from Gardening to Distraction readers, including this one concerning my honeybees.

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 6:21 PM

My neighbor, Alysson, was looking for lemons last weekend. As I fed her dogs their treats, Alysson said she was going to make lemon bars, a dessert I usually consider a summer treat. Luckily for Alysson, my little Meyer lemon tree had just finished...

Updated Jan 16, 2015 at 7:57 PM

I lost my little feathered buddy last week. The blue-headed Amazon parrot that had grown up with us died suddenly. She was 58 years old.

Updated Jan 9, 2015 at 7:38 PM

Whether honeybee hives should be insulated over winter is an issue of continued debate among beekeepers. Some beekeepers will proudly talk about their “survivor” stock, honeybees that made it through bad winters without any help from...

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