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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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Free Magazine

Missouri residents can get the Missouri Conservationist magazine mailed to their house, just for the asking. It not only has great articles about nature in general, but also nice articles on butterflies and native gardens. You can subscribe at mdc.mo.gov/conmag. You … Continue reading

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Free Seeds and Native Plant Brochure

There are free marigold seeds available at the Whitecliff Recreation Center starting March 1st. Two hundred seed packets are available for Crestwood residents. You can also pick up a 2020 Grow Native brochure which includes lots of information on growing … Continue reading

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Free Seeds at Whitecliff

Free Tropical Milkweed seeds are being given away at the Whitecliff Recreation Center. Milkweed is what Monarch butterflies need to lay their eggs. Supplies are limited. The seeds are annuals so they will only flower this year. If you save … Continue reading

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Butterfly Gardening Program

Tom Terrific is presenting his Ten Commandments of Butterfly Gardening program on March 18th at 7 p.m. in Crestwood. The program is free, but there is limited seating. If you are interested, please email BeautifyCrestwood@gmail.com with the number of people … Continue reading

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