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Native Plants in Pots

The above picture is a pot I grow every year in my pond – Swamp Milkweed and Cardinal Flower.They both love wet roots. Merv Wallace of Missouri Wildflowers talks about raising native plants in pots

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Homegrown National Park

If you’re interested in starting a small or large native garden in your yard or business, here’s a great video by Jean Ponzi on the basics.

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Free Nature Series

Sign up ASAP. 10 Different Programs! Birds, Bees, Flowers & TreesHomegrown National ParkContainer Gardening with Native PlantsTransforming a Yard from Invasives to NativesRainscaping SolutionsHow Native Landscaping Makes a DifferenceOur Garden is for the Birds!Shade Gardening with Native PlantsNative Trees and … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Hack at Crestwood Park

March 25th – 9 to 12 p.m.Click here for details and to signup. April 22nd – 9 to 12 p.m.Click here for details and to signup. Curse of the bush honeysuckles brochure. REGISTRATION NOTES:

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Hack Nov. 12th – Crestwood Park

Signup and Complete Details – click here. 9 a.m. to noon – Nov. 12thCrestwood Park.Meet at the Lower Pavilion. Curse of the Bush Honeysuckles Brochure. REGISTRATION NOTES:

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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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