Jennifer Smock

Jennifer Smock manages the Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.

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    Midwest Regional Reports

    4 Outstanding Spring Plants for the Midwest

    We all have certain plants that immediately come to mind when thinking of a garden in spring. For many, these are daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths skirting the trunks of flowering magnolias,…

  • Midwest Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Variegated Plants for Shade—Midwest

    See regional picks for variegated plants for shade, and read the article by Andy Brand for even more ideas. “While the cool, shady areas have provided me with the opportunity…