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How to Care for Poinsettias

There’s no potted plant that says Christmas quite like a vibrant red poinsettia. Your Christmas decorations are not complete without one or two of these cheery, brilliantly colored plants around your home. Here’s some tips on how to care for them!

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Some Inexpensive and Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

We all go through those times when we envy some of the homes we see in magazines or
on television and look at our own homes and sigh. Well, you don’t need to buy a new
home or even make major overhauls to your current one. What you may only really need
to do is to spruce up the one you’re in. And you don’t even have to spend a lot of money,
either. You just need some time, a little elbow grease, and ideas.

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8 Signs That Your Tree Is Dying

Trees are more dangerous than sharks in terms of how much damage they do… kinda scary if you look out your window and see how many trees surround your home. But it’s true, more people are victims of trees falling on them than shark attacks. Knowing how to identify if your tree is sick or dying can help you avoid a tree catastrophe on your property. 

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How To: Change Hydrangea Color

Hydrangeas are one of the only types of flowers that have the unique ability to change colors. The color change is a response to the amount of aluminum in the soil that it is planted in. Read more to find out how you can change the color of your hydrangea!

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The Pros, Cons & Alternatives to a Concrete Patio: A Guide for Midwest Homeowners

A patio can increase the possibilities of your outdoor living space by adding valuable, functional space. If you are thinking about adding to your outdoor living space, you might be wondering what type of patio is right for you. You don’t want to overspend but you also may be worried about taking a shortcut with materials that could ultimately cost you more in the long run.  You just want to know that you made the best choice so that you get the most return on your investment and are happy with your decision in the years to come. That’s why we’re looking closely at concrete as a patio choice to help you decide if it’s right for you.

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7 Perennials for Missouri Gardens & Landscapes

We all love a beautiful flower bed but not all of us have the time to spend keeping it nice. If this sounds like an issue you face then you should consider planting perennials in your landscaping. They can handle almost anything that the crazy, inconsistent Missouri weather throws their way. 

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What’s the Difference Between Annuals and Perennials?

Many of our guests turn to our plant specialists for their expert advice and guidance on what to plant in their gardens and one of the most common questions that we get asked in our garden center is, “What is the difference between annuals and perennials?” Today we are here to answer all of your questions about annuals and perennials!

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