Mention coleus to most gardeners and mental images of shade-loving plants with colorful leaves come to mind. This colorful yet durable plant adapts well to a wide range situations.
Trees, shrubs and perennials may be planted as soon as they become available at local nurseries.
November is the time of year when, in the garden, we should follow Benjamin Franklin's adage: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
All bluegrasses can be identified by a boat-shaped leaf tip and folded vernation.
If you have the sniffles or a bad infection, a visit to your doctor can usually put things right. Plants can get sick too and the lant Diagnostic Clinic is where you can turn for help. Watch the video.
Any grass can be grown in Missouri, but none grow well.
If your garden is more clay than loam, not all is lost. You can improve clay soil. Listen to the audio.
Growing a garden provides your body with a good physical workout. Make gardening a family affair and all will harvest the benefits.
University of Missouri Extension has released a free app for iPhones, iPads and Android devices to help people easily identify weeds in the field, lawn or garden. Watch the video.
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