Category: DIY

DESTINATION: DEFIANCE

If you want to put your garden to work, read on to learn about a few plants you can add to your home’s landscape that are both beautiful and hardworking.

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DIY Valentine Succulents Using Jiffy Pots

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re looking for something cute and fun to gift a friend, display as home decor, or for your kids to craft up for their teachers consider this quick and easy succulent valentine craft using jiffy pots.

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St. Louis Bird Feeding Guide

Have you ever wondered how you can make your backyard more attractive to birds? Here is a quick look at the feeding habits of four popular St. Louis birds to determine what you can do to make your yard more bird-friendly.

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How to Achieve the Healthiest Lawn on the Block

Next summer’s lawn health depends on what’s done now to achieve optimum nutrition prior to winter. Lawn composting, aeration, and overseeding has many benefits and we recommend it to anyone that appreciates a healthy, deep green lawn through the hottest, driest months of the year.

 

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Rick’s Picks: Admirable Annuals

Rick started with us last fall and has been making some great improvements to our greenhouse operation and of course, he’s been planting away! We caught up with him to ask him to point out some of his favorite annuals this year.

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What Your Plants Want you to Know about Ice Melt

Looks like we will be seeing a significant amount of snow for the first time since November. If you are making a stop for ice melt today on your way to get milk, bread, and eggs, here are a few pointers from your dear plants.

 

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Where, When, and How to Plant Spring Bulbs

There are a few factors that come into play when planting spring bulbs. You will want to make sure the area you are planting is well-tilled. Compost is great for helping enrich the soil, which can boost the bulb’s growth. The depth of your hole depends on the size of the bulb.

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Raising Monarchs in Missouri

If you enjoy learning about Monarchs, there is no better learning experience than watching their metamorphosis first-hand. Bobbie Tracy, one of Frisella Nursery’s own landscape designers, has made raising and observing Monarchs a hobby and is happy to show you the way.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

We love roses so much that we are one of the largest retailers of rose bushes in St. Louis. However, the long-stemmed roses typically purchased for Valentine’s Day are pricey and sometimes very short lived. So, unless you are buying someone a rose bush (we will get to that later), roses won’t be our top choice for Valentine’s Day. In case you are curious about other options, we have gathered a few rose-alternatives to gift your significant other this year.

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