Lush gardens and anything and everything pertaining to landscaping.

    Jo Batzer paints with plants. She draws with driftwood and sketches with saplings.  One look at her garden and you see she is an artist.  Colors, textures and shapes flow together and then play...

    What is a specimen tree? Specimens are often highly ornamental or eye-catching trees planted apart from other trees or tree groupings. Their interesting attributes make them the perfect...

    Summer brings an abundance of blooms at the Missouri Botanical Garden, from Japanese water irises to Asiatic lilies. Roses, too, are among the flowers blooming, and one rose is especially...

    With plans underway to transform their back yard into an urban oasis, city homeowners knew that installing a pool also created a need for a shaded entertainment space to maximize its usability....

    Step down into Debbie Hadley’s Webster Groves garden and be engulfed in green: the dark forest green of the towering Norway spruce, the Canadian hemlock and feathery false cypress that form the...

    Verbena: Verbena are known for their high-tolerance of hot, dry conditions. Many of their varieties are natives of America and Asia. They are clumps or spikes of flowers that grow as herbs, shrubs...

    A critically endangered agave plant that flowers just once every 20 years bloomed early this spring in the Missouri Botanical Garden greenhouses. The Agave pelona is monocarpic, meaning that the...

    It is easy to see why. From a wide terrace spanning multiple rooms in their red brick ranch home in Des Peres, two staircases descend to a jewel-like swimming pool that glitters sapphire blue....

    Gladiolus: Gladiolus are summer blooming bulbs planted in spring. While they seem to be an American flower staple, most varieties are actually native to Africa and countries in the Mediterranean...

    One in Every Color: Tulips have a wide range of hues encompassing every color of the rainbow except a true blue. Spring colors like pink, yellow and purple tend to be the most popular, but tulips...

    It is a huge leap over land and sea from a tiny garden plot in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, to a .4 acre, waterfall-accented landscape in University City. Christine Mackey-Ross has done that...

    With gracefully arching, dark green foliage, the Pennisetum alopecuroides “Red Head” routinely turns heads even before its huge, smoky-rose plumes appear in late summer. Like most ornamental...

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