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Little Old Letter: Big Piece of History

When you are a part of a company that has been around for just about 200 years, every once in a while you come into contact with a piece of its history that makes you stop and say, “Wow.” [read more]

1914 Golden Delicious Letter to Stark Bottom

Stark Bro’s Goes Greener with Solar

Who says you can’t teach a 199-year-old dog new tricks? In an effort to shrink our carbon footprint, Stark Bro’s has [read more]

Solar Main Office

Recycle Your Christmas Trees into the Landscape

[Guest Post by Melinda Myers, horticulturist and gardening expert]

Don’t drag that Christmas tree to the curb to be hauled away by the trash collectors. Give it [read more]

Christmas Tree Branches Mulch

The Trail of The Golden Apple

Stark’s Golden Delicious

Paul Clarence Stark, 1914

For 20 years all the Starks hand searched for a large late keeping yellow apple as good [read more]


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]

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