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  • Frost Flower

    Frost Flowers Bloom in the Ozarks

    Have you seen “Frost Flowers” blooming lately? If so, you have had to get out early in the morning during the first few hard frosts. Frost flowers, also known as “ice ribbons”, are formed by super cooled water being extruded through plant stems and freezing the minute they hit the cold air.

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  • roses

    Tucking the roses in…

    Roses. An olfactory and visual delight. How do we keep these beauties safe throughout the winter? Early December is a good time to winterize your roses. Between now and then, make sure that they are well hydrated. That will help ensure that they are healthy and will prepare them for the challenges of

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  • Potting Shed University

    2016 Potting Shed University classes have been announced!

    Master Gardeners of Greene County is proud to announce 8 new Potting Shed University classes for 2016. All 8 classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at the Botanical Center, beginning on February 29, 2016 and running through April 18, 2016. The fee for all classes

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  • garlic

    Time to plant garlic!

    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates Garlic has a reputation for its many health benefits and is a beloved ingredient because of the flavor and aroma that it adds to food. One of the unique qualities of garlic is that it is planted in the fall rather than

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  • Sweet Potatoes

    Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

    With our first frost imminent here in Missouri, now is the time to harvest those sweet potatoes! Most varieties of sweet potatoes are ready to harvest between 90 and 120 days of planting. The leaves begin to yellow, indicating that growth is slowing down. You can wait until the first

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