Lush gardens and anything and everything pertaining to landscaping.

    For plant lovers, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve is a 2,441-acre gem of breathtaking, ethereal beauty. But, it is by hard numbers that this ecological masterpiece, just off...

    For continuous color and interest in your garden, consider these favorite plantings from local landscapers. 

    “One of our favorite multiple-blooming perennials is 'Summer Storm' Hardy...

    “Nothing beats a home-grown tomato,” proclaims Arlene Trombley of Timberwinds Nursery in Ellisville.  “I love growing them, and I love eating them,” echoes Abby Elliot of Kirkwood’s Sugar Creek...

    The Missouri Botanical Garden grows more than 250 magnolia specimens, which can be seen from late March through mid-June in Magnolia Grove. Magnolia Grove, also known as Kiefer Magnolia Walk,...

    In my three short years here, one Midwestern generalization has been proven true, time and time again, by both county and city dwellers. The moment the freeze warnings lift, the ice turns to rain...

    “You’ve probably seen Turfstone, and haven’t even noticed it was there,” says Ryan High, a territory manager for Belgard. The gray pavers look like lattice, and that grid-shaped design is what...

    Bring the entire cooking experience outdoors with a well-equipped outdoor kitchen. Go all out with a grill, beverage center, pizza oven and more, or create an understated space with just a couple...

    Why did the chicken cross the road? There are as many variations to that old riddle as there are trick or treaters on Halloween, who always seem to come up with a few new versions. But these days...

    Add a touch of nostalgia to your garden with these beautiful blooms that have stood the test of time. Our local landscapers share their old-fashioned favorites.  

    “Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Red...

    There’s a small taste of the historic Ottoman Empire right here in St. Louis at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  The Ottoman Garden is a unique quarter-acre walled garden that carries on the little...

    Estimates vary as to how many microbreweries dot the Greater St. Louis region. Some go as high as 50, with more springing up all the time. That doesn’t count the number of home brewers, who...

    Full disclosure: I don’t have children and I don’t have cats, but man oh man do I have some plants. They’ve been purchased at nurseries and farmer’s markets with my equally plant-obsessed father,...

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