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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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Color in the August Garden

Thought I’d share this view of a Tiger Swallowtail on Joe Pye Weed.

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Vacation Sprinkler Setup

If you need to water potted plants during a vacation, here’s a basic setup which worked for me. You first need a timer to let it know when you want the water turned on and for how long. I used … Continue reading

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Memorial Garden Dedication

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