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St Louis AT HOME Summer 2013

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts; Books courtesy of Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Matt Moynihan

With gazillions of books offering advice on planting, pruning, and so much more, we wondered what the experts consider to be a gardener’s must-have books. We asked four of the city’s top talents to... more

Outdoor Living

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Photography by Whitney Curtis

Long before farm-to-table was a culinary catchphrase, John and Connie McPheeters planted seeds of the idea an hour north of St. Louis. Bowood Farms began on a family plot near Clarksville in 1989... more

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Photograph by Jonathan Pollack, courtesy of the International Institute of St. Louis

“Spinach, lettuce, collard greens, radishes, Swiss chard, mustard, sweet potatoes, hot peppers, okra, roselle, amaranth, several different kinds of beans, several kinds of sweet peppers, eggplant, ... more

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Photography by Alise O'Brien

Sometimes, a house’s most-loved room stands wide open to the elements. more

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Nearly 25 years ago, after I moved back to St. Louis from New York, my father gifted me a garden. Wow! The most wonderful present imaginable, right? Wrong. It was a weed bed bordering the swi... more

Outdoor Living

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photography by Georgianna Lane/Garden Photo World/Corbis

Gardening, like cooking, is often a learn-by-failure pursuit. It’s also, like jazz, kind of an apprenticeship system—many longtime gardeners love sharing tips with rookies. If you don’t have a gar... more

Outdoor Living

The News Isabees owner Jane Sueme started beekeeping in 2004, when she noticed a lack of pollinators in her garden. In 2009, she opened the area’s first beekeeping supply shop. Why Be a Beekeep... more

Outdoor Living

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Want kitchen or tea herbs, but don’t have the yard space? Try this easy container garden. more

Outdoor Living

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Get gardening in high style. more

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Alise O'Brien

Photography by Alise O'Brien more

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No one wants to stay inside when the breezes are balmy and the sun is shining. You may not be able to build an entire outdoor living area, but you can spruce up your existing patio or deck with a few key elements. more

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Firing up the pit for dinner requires a finesse that few have. We talked to four super grillers to get their tips. more

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Photography Courtesy of Arthur Aguirre

And the winner is… more

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Photography by Susan Jackson

A flower-filled workroom gives Barb Wehking solace. more

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Photography by Jennifer Silverberg

With West Nile virus rampant, we can’t just swat mosquitoes away. more

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Photography by Greg Rannells

The old notion of vinyl tablecloths and paper plates has been replaced by more elegant backyard bashes—like this one. more

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