Overwintering Plants

When fall approaches and temperatures begin to dip, many home gardeners wonder when it’s time to bring houseplants indoors. As a general rule of thumb, the Garden’s Kemper Center for Home Gardening recommends tropical houseplants be moved inside once temperatures drop below 50°F.  If left outside, most indoor plants will suffer from cold damage. Growing…

Winter Checklist for Your Garden

As the temperatures fall outside and winter is on the horizon, it’s time to make sure your garden is ready for a frosty winter. There are of course the major tasks, like bringing your houseplants inside, but don’t forget the smaller tasks that are important for your garden’s health, too. To help, the staff from…

What to Do with Warm Weather Plants in Cold Temperatures

Poinsettias With another holiday season wrapped up, you may be looking to keep the spirit alive with some festive plants, like poinsettias. While traditionally associated with a winter holiday, poinsettias are native to Mexico, making them tough to maintain through cold Missouri winters. But it can be done. Keep the plant in a sunny but…