Seed Starting Guide

If you’re interested in a food garden this year, here’s the link to tell you when to start your seeds – from It’s toward the bottom of the page.

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Pruning in Winter

As we have a warm day here and there during the winter, it’s a good time to prune trees and shrubs. I’m currently working on a hydrangea hedge which is fairly large project.

The video below by Scott Woodbury shows you the basics.

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Seeds – 25 cents – buy now!

If you’re looking for a fun Christmas present, you can buy seed packets now for 25 cents. Some are more expensive at $1.00, but most are just a quarter each.

The trick is that you have to pick them up yourself and you need to order them now.

Here is the link to order the seeds.

“All orders are for local pickup only, we do not ship. Instead of scheduling pickups individually, we will have two large pickup days for orders placed in December and January!”

Pickup Dates

Saturday, December 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Place order by 12/11

Saturday, January 21, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Place order by 1/15

Pickup Location

Seed St. Louis Carriage House
3815 Bell Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

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Honeysuckle Hack Nov. 12th – Crestwood Park

Signup and Complete Details – click here.

9 a.m. to noon – Nov. 12th
Crestwood Park.
Meet at the Lower Pavilion.

Curse of the Bush Honeysuckles Brochure.


  • Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ups the morning of are always welcome.
  • This volunteer opportunity is limited to volunteers 12 and up. Must be 18 years or older to handle herbicide. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 
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Volunteers Needed for Oct. 15th Parade

Volunteers are needed for the parade on Oct. 15th

Click here for details and to volunteer

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Free Butterfly Gardening Program

Free Butterfly Gardening Program

Sat. 10 am – Powder Valley

Oct. 8th

Just show up.

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Honeysuckle Removal and Nature Outreach

Sept. 24th – Crestwood Park.

Honeysuckle Removal – 9 am to noon.Details

Nature Outreach – Free Seeds – noon until 2 pm>

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Plant Sale – Sept. 30th

MPF will hold a native plant sale on Friday, September 30, at Roeslein & Associates, Inc., 9200 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Native plants beautify landscapes and help support songbirds and other cherished wildlife. Buy native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, vines, sedges, and native seed from Grow Native! professional members:

Gaylena’s Garden
Missouri Wildflowers Nursery
Papillon Perennials
River City Natives

Shoppers can stroll through the sale and purchase plants from each vendor. Shoppers can also pre-order plants and have their orders ready for pick up at the event. All of the vendors are accepting pre-orders. When placing your pre-orders, please include your phone number and note that the order is for the Roeslein & Associates  sale on September 30.

Gaylena’s Garden
View the plant list here: and email order to by Thursday, September 29 at noon.

Missouri Wildflowers Nursery
Order by calling 573-496-3492, by email at, or online by Monday, September 26 at midnight: See for a plant list.

Papillon Perennials
Find available plants at To place your order, call (636) 273-9688 by Wednesday, September 28 at 5 p.m.

River City Natives
Order online ( or via email ( by Wednesday, September 28 @ 5:00 p.m. Visit for available selections.

Some vendors accept cash, check, or credit cards; some only cash or checks. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own crates or boxes for bringing their purchased plants home. Volunteers will be available to load plants into vehicles for those needing assistance.

Vendors will donate 5% of their proceeds from this sale to benefit the Missouri Prairie Foundation, and Roeslein & Associates will match this amount.

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Nature Outreach – Sept. 24th

The City of Crestwood will be hosting an outreach event at Crestwood Park that includes a food truck and nature-themed scavenger hunt.

Partnering organizations will also be on hand to share details about the habitat restoration efforts currently underway at the park.

Native seed packets will also be handed out to the first 100 attendees.

Volunteers are encouraged to attend and celebrate their contributions to the community.
The event will run from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Honeysuckle Removal – Sept. 24th

Click below for more details.

Date – Sept. 24h
Place – Crestwood Park
Time – 9 a.m. to noon.

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