Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Pruning in May

Above …. Ironweed in good soil. Also known as the Chelsea Chop, cutting back certain plants by 1/3 to 1/2 is a common practice to maintain control and size in the garden. One of the things I’ve noticed with native … Continue reading

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Recent Garden Videos – Terrific!

The St. Louis County recently sponsored a number of excellent gardening videos which are now available on YouTube. Below is a summation of the videos and their location. Keynote: Let It Be An Oak by Doug Tallamy A 3-Year Suburban … Continue reading

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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Below is a link for the St. Louis Vegetable Planting Calendar from SeedStl.orgClick Here

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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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New Gardens This Spring

Unless your soil is just rock and hard clay, there’s a new way of gardening which is much easier – No Till. The basics of No Till are to cover you soil and weeds with cardboard and then six inches … 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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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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Watering Plants the First Year

One of the reasons schools and individuals have trouble maintaining their gardens is that they put the garden in, water the plants and then assume the plants will thrive on their own. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work and the plants wither. … Continue reading

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Freezing Possibility in the Spring

I spent $40.00 yesterday on tender plants and the thought came to me, “When is it safe to put these plants in the ground and be fairly safe from frost?” The answer in the city/county of St.Louis is around May … Continue reading

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Daylilies

One of the spectacular flowers in the garden in July are daylilies. Below are some flowers from one of our new committee members. Below the pictures is an article about Daylilies. The pictures and article are by Lisa Bozdeck. Daylilies: … Continue reading

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