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Mason Bee House

Mason bees don’t sting plus this house is an easy way to encourage polinators into your garden.If you’re not handy, you can buy bee houses online. Using one 6 foot long, 1″ x 6″ cedar fence, I was able to … Continue reading

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Bush Honeysuckle – Taking Over

If you are interested in growing native plants, bushes and trees, plus attracting birds, butterflies and pollinators, then bush honeysuckle is a big bully which will take over your garden. The pamphlet above is put out by the Missouri Department … Continue reading

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Pollinator Friendly Parks

In the next few years, Crestwood is going to add some more pollinator gardens to our local parks. Below is a free publication From the Xerces Society with lots of good information on the topic. Note – much of this … Continue reading

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Free Native Seeds

We have 50 free native seed packets at Whitecliff Recreation Center. These seeds are best planted in the late fall and have around a thousand seeds. These won’t last long so drive over ASAP.

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Free Native Seeds – Saturday, Oct. 23rd.

Whitecliff Park Fall Festival – 11 a.m. 1000 seeds – needs at least 25 square feet – weed free.Plant after Nov. 15th – barely cover with soil or potting mix.This mix has both annuals and perennials. Below is what my … Continue reading

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Father Dickson Cemetery Clean-Up

Volunteers Needed. Father Dickson Cemetery Clean-Up, 845 Sappington Rd, St. Louis, MO 63126 Sat. Oct. 16 at 9:00 a.m. Bring rakes, pruners for trimming ivy, loppers for branches/honeysuckle, and lawnmowers.   Will be done about noon.   This is being sponsored by Kiwanis One … Continue reading

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Rain Gardens and Other Options

City Regulations – Stormwater Management Techniques EPA – Rain Garden Information Mobot – Rainscaping Guide Shaw Nature Reserve – Rain Gardening Crestwood Water Mitigation Examples

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Echinacea Problems

The most common problem I have with Echinacea is the Aster Yellows Disease which shows up occasionally in my garden. The above picture shows what it looks like as compared to a normal Echinacea. The only solution to this is … Continue reading

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Crestwood Native Plant Sale

Thursday – September 30 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pmRoeslein & Associates, Inc. is hosting a native plant sale. Sale will be in the parking lot.9200 Watson Road, Crestwood, MO 63126 Some vendors accept cash, check, or credit cards; some … Continue reading

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August Soil Preparation

If you’re contemplating putting in a native seed flower bed in late fall, August is a good time to get the soil ready. Your main job is to get rid of all the grass and weeds and have a clean … Continue reading

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