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Event date: March 27, 2020 - June 5, 2020
Provides in depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening. Prepares volunteers for horticulture questions frequently asked by citizens around the state, based on unbiased research based gardening ...
News & articles
- Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Backyard gardeners and small-farm owners can choose from 20 sessions on topics related to horticulture, landscaping, animal care, natural resources and more on Feb. 29 at the fourth annual Mid-MO Expo at Muriel Battle High School, ...
- Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The 2020 Mid-MO Expo for small farmers and backyard gardeners offers sessions on topics from snakes to drones. The fourth annual event is Saturday, Feb. 29, at Battle High School in Columbia. The expo will have sessions on grapes, ...
- Published: Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo.- Homeowners should be careful when using ice melters close to trees this winter, said a University of Missouri Extension forester. "Nearly all ice melters are salts," said Hank Stelzer. They work by lowering the freezing point of water ...
- Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
EDINA, Mo. – “Mum’s the word,” but fall color shouts at Dutch Garden Nursery of Edina, a Knox County community of about 1,200 people. James Burkholder of Dutch Garden Nursery raises 2,800 mums each year. Most go to C&R Markets’ 11 stores ...
Publication date: July 1, 2016
Residential landscaping can be defined as the art and the practice of improving the appearance and aesthetic appeal of the area surrounding a home. Each home and its landscape should be a reflection of the people who live there. It represents a ...
Publication date: June 1, 2016
Welcome to the Missouri Master Gardener program. In this program, you will receive classroom training to become a Master Gardener volunteer in partnership with University of Missouri Extension. More than 2,000 active Missouri Master Gardeners are ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2016
Trees and shrubs add beauty and value to residential and commercial properties. Well-placed plants can provide color, movement and interesting textures and also reduce energy costs. However, success with woody plants requires care in plant selection, ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2015
Figure 1A typical plan for windbreaks. The high cost of home heating and air conditioning often prompts homeowners to explore ways to reduce home energy use. Outdoor landscape plants, which help control erosion and are pleasing in themselves, ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2014
The most highly prized landscape plants are broad-leaved evergreens. They are the true aristocrats of our gardens. However, many of them require special attention if they are to develop into attractive, long-lived plants.Wide fluctuations in ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2014
Plant pieces severed from a parent plant and rooted to form new plants are called cuttings. New plants formed from cuttings have the same characteristics as the parent plant. The process of rooting cuttings is simple and inexpensive and requires ...
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