Category: Garden

What’s in Bobbie’s Garden? The Dogwood

We asked Bobbie Tracy, Frisella Nursery Landscape Designer and our resident butterfly and pollinator plant enthusiast, to share with us what’s growing well in her backyard. This week she is sharing the Dogwood.

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Tony’s Favorite Hydrangea

Tony discusses his favorite hydrangea on Saturday’s All Around the Yard radio show on 97.1FM. Tony’s favorite hydrangea is the Invincible Ruby hydrangea  “It is one of my favorite summer bloomers that will handle some sun. It likes morning sun, but some afternoon shade and performs well in the St. Louis landscape.

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Benefits of Planting in the Fall in St. Louis

While it may seem obvious that spring is the time to plant trees and shrubs in St. Louis, Autumn is also a wonderful time to plant. Roots appreciate a cooler soil, so when the weather cools off and rainfall becomes more steady, plants can become better established before the winter frost.

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7 Plants for a Tropical Feel in St. Louis

Many of our customers are trying to create a tropical oasis they can escape to all summer long. We have gathered a few of our go-to plants and trees that emit a tropical feel without the need for a suitcase and plane ticket.

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Spotlight on the Fringe Tree

When we see a tree that is absolutely gorgeous and extremely hardy but generally unknown, we like to give it the attention it deserves. Southern Living’s The Grumpy Gardener refers to it as “The best native tree nobody grows,” and the Missouri Botanical Garden names it a “Plant of Merit, selected for its outstanding quality and dependable performance for the lower Midwest.”

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Frisella’s Deal of the Week!

Each Tuesday we send our customers a top secret, Deal of the Week email that is so good it can only be redeemed on Wednesday (unless otherwise stated – a common occurrence). Join our email list and never miss a deal!

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GARDENS OF THE WORLD: Lurie Garden

Designed by Landscape architect Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and perennial garden designer Piet Oudolf, the garden is meant to resemble Chicago’s past and present. There are many reasons why people travel from all over the world to visit Chicago’s Lurie Garden. If you haven’t been, here are just a few reasons you should put it on your list.

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