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Blueberries

By Mara Higdon (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener March 2010 issue.) Growing blueberries is relatively easy once they are established.  As an added bonus, the blueberry shrub provides beautiful fall foliage.  There are many varieties to choose … Continue reading

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Cranberries

By Joyce Driemeyer Although they are not grown in the Midwest, what is more seasonal for the holidays than cranberries? Whether used for condiment or desserts, or for decorative garlands for the birds, the cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is a true … Continue reading

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Brambles ‘n’ Berries: The Delightful Fruits of Summer!

By Steffie Littlefield Gardening is cultivating the bounty that nature provides. A gardener experiences the pleasures of a garden with the senses; seeing color and form, smelling perfume like fragrances, feeling fuzzy or rough foliage and bark, hearing the breeze … Continue reading

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