Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Native Plants in Crestwood

If you are interested in planting native plants, Beautify Crestwood has joined the Grow Native organization. Grow Native is part of the Missouri Prairie Foundation and has a number of great resources that we all can use. Grow Native has … Continue reading

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When to Plant?

I am already getting questions on when to plant in the St.Louis area, so I thought I’d do a little research on the weather averages. May 1st is my standard answer for best planting date and it seems to stand … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up the Garden in the Fall

With the first frosts of fall, my garden turns from a lovely shade of green to a dirty brown with withered sticks and leaves.  While my first inclination is to clean up everything, there may be seeds that you can … Continue reading

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Free Class on Fall Bulb Planting

Saturday, October 7th at 1 p.m., Tom Terrific is going to be teaching a free class on planting fall bulbs. The program is for both adults and kids. Attendees will also receive bulbs to take home and plant. Free Fall … Continue reading

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Seeds and Cuttings Class – Sept. 16th

Tom is doing a free class on collecting seeds and making cuttings to help increase your plant population in 2018. No need to signup – just park at the school across the street. Date: Saturday – September 16th Time: 10 … Continue reading

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Meeting plus Gardening Calendar

June 6th – Tuesday – 5:45 p.m. – Beautification Meeting at City Hall. Anyone with questions or ideas to share is welcome to attend. Gardening Calendar from the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Soil Test in St. Louis

If you are putting in a new garden or you just want to know your soil composition, then a soil analysis is a good place to start. For only $25.00 there are three places in St. Louis you can take … Continue reading

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