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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>Details

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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 … Continue reading

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Free Butterfly Gardening Program

Click Here to Register – Oct. 8th.

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Wood Chips in the Garden

Since Crestwood offers free wood chips up near the Recreation Center, here are some lessons learned on the use of wood chips from one of the experts – Charles Dowding.

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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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Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan or Rudbeckia hirta is a new flower to me which sprouted up from the free packet of seeds given away by Beautify Crestwood. What was a surprise was that the seeds were only planted on March 26th and … Continue reading

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April 20, 2021: Callery/Braford Pear Tree Buy-Back in St. Louis

The basics – cut down a Callery/Bradford Pear Tree and get a free Native Tree to replace it. Time is short and you need to take pictures and make a reservation. Details are in the link below. https://moinvasives.org/event/invasive-tree-buy-back-in-st-louis/ Here’s a … Continue reading

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Free Native Seeds and Guide

Plant these seeds ASAP. Note – this was in March.You may not get many blooms the first year, but they should bloom well in year two. Make sure the planting area is clear of weeds and grass. There are approximately … Continue reading

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Drive By Garden Tour and Scavenger Hunt – June 13th

Saturday – June 13th, Crestwood will be sponsoring a Drive By Garden Tour and Scavenger Hunt. 9 am to noon. We are looking for Crestwood residents who would like to be part of the tour and show off their front … Continue reading

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