Flowers and houseplants

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  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Right after daffodils, tulips and hyacinths have spent their last flower, many homeowners mow the plants down. That’s a bad idea if you want them to flower year after year.
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  • Monday, April 4, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Container gardening can be a great option if time and space are in short supply.
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  • Wednesday, March 23, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A single teaspoon of living soil can contain billions of bacteria, protozoa and fungi. When those soil microbes do what they do best—feed, reproduce and live—they produce mucilage or biofilm, which are nice words for slime.
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  • Monday, February 1, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – It’s difficult to think about gardening in the midst of sweater-weather, but now is the perfect time to start seeds indoors so they’ll be ready for transplant when warmer weather arrives.
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  • Friday, January 22, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – While you’re familiar with onions, garlic, leeks and shallots, which are all members of the genus Allium, there’s a whole group in that genus that are known for their looks rather than their taste. They’re called ornamental onions or alliums.
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  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Once considered a denizen of the shade, begonias today are versatile garden plants that can be used in a variety of ways. This year, the begonia has its moment in the sun as the National Garden Bureau’s flowering annual for 2016.
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  • Friday, December 18, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Every year Americans buy millions of poinsettias. But what do you do with all those plants after the holidays? Many people just throw them away, but there’s always those who wonder if they can be re-bloomed for next year.
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  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Just like surgeons and dentists, gardeners should work with clean tools. Sanitizing garden tools between uses will lower the risk of spreading diseases from one plant to another, says a University of Missouri Extension horticulturist.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Gardeners willing to put in a bit of effort can jump-start this year’s vegetable or flower garden by starting seeds indoors.
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  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A healthy garden starts from the ground up.

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