Jennifer Smock

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

  • Sweet box
    Midwest Regional Reports

    Interesting Broadleaf Evergreens for the Midwest

    In an episode of Fine Gardening's podcast, Let’s Argue About Plants, the hosts discuss the importance of evergreen plants, and the particular perks of broadleaf evergreens: “The key to any…

  • ‘Fast Forward’ pink muhly grass
    Midwest Regional Reports

    Your Favorite Plants Improved for the Midwest

    In Paul Westervelt's article on perennial upgrades, he explains the benefit of stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new versions of tried-and-true plants: "After whiffing a few times,…

  • Fremont’s Leather Flower
    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…