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Caring for Fresh Evergreens

Keep the Green, in Your Holiday Greens Representing the everlasting life, goodwill, and hope for the return of spring. Fresh evergreens present many decorative options for the holidays. Here are…

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Fall Maintenance

Fall is the season when we wrap up summer and prepare for winter both inside and outside the home. Cleanup is something that should be added to every homeowner’s list.…

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All About Trees

It’s beauty, history, structure, and nature are what we enjoy about trees. They can be intimidating and overpowering, but it’s our job to take care of them and continue planting.…

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Missouri Invasive Tree Species

The top invasive trees/shrubs in our area: • Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana) • Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata) • Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maacki) • Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) • Autumn…

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Meet the Urban Apple

The History of the Urban Apple Neolithic Period (9000 B.C.) Malus sieversii, the primary forest tree of what is today, Western China. Widespread in the Tien Shan mountain range. Bronze…

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2021 Annuals with Mike Deree

1) Calibracoa ‘Minifamous Neo Double Plumtastic’ Calibracoa ‘Minifamous Neo Double Plumtastic’ sports two tone purple complementary colored double flowers on a strong plant that will trail up to 10″ over…

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Eating in Season

Eating in season is not something most Americans practice, but why? There are many positive impacts of doing so. Here at Colonial Gardens, we strive to provide the Blue Springs…

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Health With Houseplants

Nowadays, most people have houseplants, because of course, the aesthetic of plants aids in your interior design! But plants are not only just visually appealing, they also provide several physical…

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Watering 101

So, you spent all day at the garden center. You got some neat, amazing new plants. You spent your weekend planting and potting. But, if you’re like me, you’re not…

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Fire Blight

Maybe you have a fruit tree in your yard, apples or pears? Have you started to notice the leaves turning brown, or even black, and your twigs, blossoms and fruit…

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Calibrachoa Hula Gold Medal

2021 Annuals with Mike Deree

1) Calibracoa ‘Minifamous Neo Double Plumtastic’ Calibracoa ‘Minifamous Neo…

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Shumard Oak

All About Trees

It’s beauty, history, structure, and nature are what we…

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Winter Planting- Trees

Caring for Fresh Evergreens

Keep the Green, in Your Holiday Greens Representing the…

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Citrus Tree

Citrus Trees

Just because you live in the Midwest doesn’t mean…

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Birding

Creating Habitats for Birds & Butterflies

Creating a habitat for wildlife in your yard will…

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Farm Grown Peaches

Eating in Season

Eating in season is not something most Americans practice,…

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Fall Maintenance

Fall is the season when we wrap up summer…

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Fire Blight

Fire Blight

Maybe you have a fruit tree in your yard,…

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Growth Sprouts

Gardening with Kids

The temperatures have changed, the sun is finally out,…

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Growing Fruit Trees and Berries

A wide variety of fruit trees and berries can…

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