Azaleas take center stage in Nixa
By GEORGE FREEMAN It is now official: Nixa is an “Azalea City” as designated by the Azalea Society of America. That’s in addition to being one of the fastest growing communities in the U.S.,...
Berries of their berry own
By GEORGE FREEMAN Let’s face it (and you already know this), growing your own isn’t for everyone. It’s hard, tedious, back- breaking work that requires both knowledge and constant knowledge. Despite your best efforts,...
By any name, “ladybugs” do heavenly duty in the garden
(not so much in the home) by GEORGE FREEMAN In the Ozarks and elsewhere, ladybugs have the well-deserved reputation of being a gardener’s friend. Still, some of us may not realize why. Most of...
Ozarkaeology 101: The reclaiming of timeless timber treasure from Ozarks barns
Threatened barns get new life as rustic treasure and more By GEORGE FREEMAN You won’t find Ozarkaeology in any dictionary, but you will find it on Facebook. You might even find it written in...
What we really need is fewer gates and more gatekeepers?
There really is more information available than we need. For example, we don’t need to know that somewhere on a distant freeway, a police car is conducting a slow chase of another vehicle while...
How to learn how little you know about gardening in 12 easy classes
Three of the writers who bring you GREENE Magazine just finished 10 weeks of training to be Master Gardeners. Along with 50 other gardening students, we spent six hours a week learning how to...
Introducing Greene Magazine
I hope you might forgive us a twinge of pride that GREENE Magazine even exists in these challenging times. Our modest publication is evidence that several old bromides still ring true, even when the...
Living Greener: One Step at a Time
By George Freeman Note: This article “Living Greener: One Step at a Time” first appeared as the cover story in the February/March 2011 issue. It focuses on several Springfield-Greene County area individuals and families...
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A Green Dream Flowers in the Parks
By George FreemanNote: This article appeared in the October, 2010 inaugural issue and covers the opening of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, October 11-17, 2010. Ten years ago, it may have been in the...