Category Archives: Gardening Tips

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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A Way to Garden Podcast

I came across this podcast and thought I’d share it. It has lots of great information and would be a good companion while we garden in the yard. Note – I usually listen to my podcasts on the Pocket Casts … Continue reading

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Gardening with Kids

If your kids are home and you’re looking for an activity to not only keep them busy, but also learn about plants and nature – start your own seeds. You can buy seeds for as little as $1.00/packet from DollarSeed.com or also … Continue reading

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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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