Category: DIY

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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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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3 Tips for Removing your Christmas Tree

People all over the country are seeing more needles on the floor than ever this year, this is because of the drought that has affected Christmas tree farms everywhere. If you have had it with the mess and are ready to say goodbye to your Christmas Tree, here are a few helpful tips that will make the process easy and hopefully less messy.

 

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4 DON’TS of Applying Ice Melt

While winter actually has come according to the calendar, the current drought conditions and higher than usual temps may have you wondering if it will ever look or feel like winter. Well, we can assure you some snow will eventually come (maybe even Sunday) and at some point, it will produce ice. It’s best to get ourselves prepared for the worst while we still have time.

 

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Winter Drought is Here! Are Your Plants in Danger? 

Did you know that St. Louis is experiencing a fairly serious cool-weather drought? Many people assume that plants do not need as much water in the winter months, but for most plants, especially those planted in the past year, it is very important to maintain adequate moisture in the winter months.

 

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Holiday Gift Guide for the DIYer and Foodie

It’s not easy coming up with thoughtful, unique gift ideas year-after-year so we’ve rounded up a few perfect things to gift the DIYer or the foodie in your life this holiday season. From cookbooks to shovels and olive oil to rain gauges, we’ve got something unique for everyone on your list.

 

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Benefits of Choosing a Farm Fresh Christmas Tree

Many people prefer a live Christmas tree for the fresh pine scent, but did you know live trees also help American farmers, reduce our carbon footprint, and are a renewable resource? Before you begin your Christmas tree hunt this year either by searching Amazon, taking the family out to your local plant nursery, or by pulling the old box out of the attic, you might take a moment to learn a bit about live trees and how helpful they can be to the environment compared to artificial trees.

 

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