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 Butterfly Bush.
Category: Tips and Tricks
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.
While winter is tough on many of our plants, summer brings another set of problems such as insects, diseases, and of course all that heat! We have created this handy survival guide to keep your plants thriving well into fall.
Tony and Tom will discuss air filtering houseplants on Saturday’s All Around the Yard radio show. Tony refers to NASA’s Clean Air study, conducted in 1987 to discover how to clean the air on space stations.
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.
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.
St. Louis has some of the hottest summers around, and lucky for us this year, summer weather came early! With temperatures in the 90s in May, we can be sure we have a few more hot months ahead of us. Our landscape and garden center teams cannot stress the importance of proper watering enough when talking with customers.
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.
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.
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.