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Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberries, from the cranberry plant (Vaccinium macrocarpon), are a delightfully easy fruit to grow and the cold-hardy plants are attractive, low-growing additions to [read more]

Cranberry Sauce Finished

Paint the Pumpkins Pink at Stark Bro’s

[Guest Post by Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare]

Raising Awareness

Organizers of Stark Bro’s Garden Center’s “Paint a Pumpkin Pink” event couldn’t have asked for nicer weather Sunday October 26, 2014. The sunny afternoon helped [read more]

Pink Pumpkin Painting

The Solution for Chestnut Decline

The American chestnut tree (Castanea dentata) used to be one of the most common — and important — trees in the Eastern half of the country, but by the end of the 1930s, the stately tree was virtually wiped out. [read more]

Healthy Chestnut Tree

Planting at Missouri Governor’s Mansion

On a cool day in mid-May, Stark Bro’s delivered several fruit trees and blackberry plants to the Governor’s Mansion in Jefferson City, MO. The idea was [read more]

Governor & Mrs. Nixon & Elmer Kidd

Stark Bro’s Garden Center: Customer Appreciation Days

Every year, Stark Bro’s Garden Center in Louisiana, MO, hosts a spring celebration in honor of  [read more]

Stark Bro's Garden Center

Growing History: Victory Gardens

Each November, we celebrate Veterans Day — a chance to recognize and celebrate the men and women who have served in our armed forces. This holiday is an opportunity to honor [read more]

Home Garden

Caramel Apples: Perfect Seasonal Snacks for Fall

Fall is a busy time of year for people who grow their own fruit or nuts. At Stark Bro’s, we recommend that you take a moment to enjoy [read more]

Caramel Apple

Blueberry Basil Meyer Lemonade Recipe

[Guest Post by Kerry of]

When you begin noticing the large yellow shuttles of children in the morning hours of your commute, you know it’s that time of year again [read more]

Meyer Lemonade

Weeding Out Common Growing Myths

Some people have had gardens and orchards in their families for generations. Experience, knowledge, and wisdom have been handed down to them from the time they were small. However, if you are new [read more]


Fruit and Nut Trees of Historical Significance

These days, with grocery stores and local markets around, growing your own fruit and nut trees has become a hobby with edible perks. But for [read more]

Daniel Boone Family Home