Category Archives: Native Plants

Growing and caring for native plants

Creating a Habitat Garden

By Cindy Gilberg (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener November/December 2011 issue.) We have all seen landscapes where the only moving object is irrigation equipment or the weekly mowers. Occasionally a passing bird or butterfly can be … Continue reading

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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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Native Shrubs and Small Trees

By Cindy Gilberg Missouri is home to a long list of native shrubs and small trees, many of which are prime choices for our landscapes. According to Don Kurz (author of the field guide “Shrubs and Woody Vines of Missouri”), … Continue reading

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